Vatican II´s Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions (Nostra Aetate) transformed the Catholic view of the Jewish people and the Jewish religious tradition. Asserting that the Church discovers her link to the ´´´´stock of Abraham´´´´ when ´´´´searching her own mystery,´´´´ Nostra Aetate intimated that the mystery of Israel is inseparable from the mystery of the Church. As interlocking mysteries, each community requires the other in order to understand itself. In Searching Her Own Mystery, noted Messianic Jewish theologian Mark S. Kinzer argues that the Church has yet to explore adequately the implications of Nostra Aetate for Christian self-understanding. The new Catholic teaching concerning Israel should produce fresh perspectives on the entire range of Christian theology, including Christology, ecclesiology, and the theology of the sacraments. To this end, Kinzer proposes an Israel-ecclesiology rooted in Israel-Christology in which a restored ecclesia ex circumcisione--the ´´´´church from the circumcision´´´´--assumes a crucial role as a sacramental sign of the Church´s bond with the Jewish people and genealogical-Israel´s irrevocable election. ´´´´The implications of Nostra Aetate lay dormant for a decade or so until the Pontificate of John Paul II. Since then, Catholic thinkers have begun to probe more deeply how the mystery of Israel is related to that of the Church. Mark Kinzer has thought long and hard about these issues and the reader will be the beneficiary of his learning on this important issue.´´´´ --Gary A. Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Theology, University of Notre Dame, Indiana ´´´´This is another beautifully written and powerful theological work from leading Messianic Jewish theologian Mark Kinzer. Kinzer, who is not a Catholic but whose life has been marked by rich dialogue with Catholics, urges the Catholic Church to open up explicitly Jewish ecclesial environments for Torah-observant Messianic Jews within the Catholic Church. While I differ from him in significant ways, I agree with him that Catholics must attend ever more deeply to the implications of God´s covenantal election of the Jewish people and to the enduring spiritual value, in God´s plan, of the Jewish people´s observance of the Torah.´´´´ --Matthew Levering, Perry Family Foundation Professor of Theology, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois ´´´´Mark Kinzer has written a deeply thought-provoking and significant book on furthering the communion between Messianic Jews and the Catholic Church. He presents clearly and creatively his scriptural and theological arguments, and the interweaving of his personal pilgrimage to faith in Jesus. His subsequent journey in that faith adds poignancy and eloquence to his theological project. The theological academy, and especially the Catholic scholars within it, ought seriously to engage this book, and Catholic bishops ought to read it with a sympathetic eye and a discerning spirit.´´´´ --Thomas G. Weinandy, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC Mark S. Kinzer is Rabbi of Congregation Zera Avraham in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and President Emeritus of Messianic Jewish Theological Institute. He is the author of Postmissionary Messianic Judaism (2005) and Israel´s Messiah and the People of God (2011).
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First in a sizzling new series from Jennifer Probst, the USA Today best-selling author adored for her ´´fresh, fun, and sexy´´ (Romancing the Book) storytelling! In charming Verily, New York, Kate Seymour has a smashing success with Kinnections, the matchmaking service she owns with her two best girlfriends. But Kate´s more than a savvy businesswoman: She´s gifted with a secret power, a jolting touch that signals when love´s magic is at work. It rocked her when she picked up a strange volume of love spells in the town´s used bookstore...and it zapped her again when she encountered Slade Montgomery, the hot-tempered - and hot-bodied - divorce lawyer who storms into Kinnections demanding proof that playing Cupid won´t destroy his vulnerable sister, Kate´s newest client. The only way to convince this cynic that she´s no fraud, and that love is no mirage, is for Kate to meet his audacious challenge: find him his dream woman. Can Kate keep their relationship strictly business when her electrifying attraction nearly knocked her off her feet? Or has the matchmaker finally met her match? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006534/bk_sans_006534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times and USA TODAY best-selling author Jennifer Probst sparks a blissful mind-body connection as her ´´sexy, satisfying´´ (Kirkus Reviews) new series continues! She´s an expert in helping others de-stress, but Arilyn Meadows is running on fumes. Along with her job counseling singles seeking soul mates at the Kinnections agency in Verily, New York, she´s a yoga teacher, animal shelter volunteer, anger management therapist, and helping hand to her beloved grandfather. No time to find Mr. Right - but after discovering her yogi boyfriend in a compromising asana, Arilyn would rather dog-sit for her honeymooning friend Kate than risk her heart on another downward dog. And when police officer Stone Petty - radiating masculinity and bad-boy attitude - is sent to her for mandatory lessons in cooling off when the job gets too hot, Arilyn vows to ignore his seductive glances and sexy grin. But there´s no halting their sizzling flirtation - a red-hot, high-speed chase that´s breaking all the limits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madeleine Maby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007130/bk_sans_007130_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Popular author and speaker Margaret Feinberg invites you to accompany her on the spiritual adventure of a lifetime. Explore how ancient livelihoods illuminate meaningful Christian truths that apply to life today. Spend time with a grape grower, a shepherdess, a beekeeper, and a farmer, all who bring fresh insights to familiar Scriptures.
The Elusive Wow tells the story of the Wow! signal—one of the most intriguing radio signals ever seen by searches for broadcasts from the stars. Author Robert Gray reports on the original detection and tells of his searches for the signal, showing examples of what searchers see with interstellar radios. In addition to telling the tale of the elusive signal, Gray surveys the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, also known as SETI—explaining why many scientists think Others might exist on other worlds and how we might find them. Gray´s scientific work has appeared in journals such as Astrophysical Journal and Icarus, and in magazines like Sky & Telescope.
This program is read by the author. A best-selling author and rabbi´s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi. ´´A human being is part of the whole, called by us ´Universe´, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness....´´ (Albert Einstein) When Rabbi Naomi Levy came across this poignant letter by Einstein, it shook her to her core. His words perfectly captured what she has come to believe about the human condition: that we are intimately connected and that we are blind to this truth. Levy wondered what had elicited such spiritual wisdom from a man of science. Thus began a three-year search into the mystery of Einstein´s letter and into the mystery of the human soul. What emerges is an inspiring, deeply affecting audiobook for people of all faiths filled with universal truths that will help us reclaim our own souls and glimpse the unity that has been evading us. We all long to see more expansively, to live up to our gifts, to understand why we are here. In Einstein and the Rabbi, Levy leads us on a breathtaking journey full of wisdom, empathy, and humor, challenging us to wake up and heed the voice calling from within - a voice beckoning us to become who we were born be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rabbi Naomi Levy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002616/bk_aren_002616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.