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Theology

Andreas-Christian Heidel

Das glaubende Gottesvolk

Der Hebräerbrief in israeltheologischer Perspektive

[The Believing People of God. The Letter to the Hebrews in the Perspective of Jewish Theology.]

2020. XIII, 328 pages.
forthcoming in January

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. Reihe 540

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The Epistle to the Hebrews is often accused in academic and church statements of having a negative relationship to Judaism or of having promoted an anti-Jewish attitude throughout history. Yet contrary to this frequent criticism, neither Old Testament tradition nor the role of Israel is marginalised in Hebrews. In his exegetical study, Andreas-Christian Heidel shows that by rereading the letter’s overall theological testimony based on Heb. 11:39–40, an ecclesiological plan of the salvation of God can be expressed in analogy to Rom. 9–11. The aim of this plan is the eschatological unification of the one believing people of God, running through all ages, places and human identities as an invisible community. This unity is not jeopardised by the meaning and the confession of Jesus as Christ, but is in fact guaranteed by it.
The Epistle to the Hebrews is often accused in academic and church statements of having a negative relationship to Judaism or of having promoted an anti-Jewish attitude throughout history. Yet contrary to this frequent criticism, neither Old Testament tradition nor the role of Israel is marginalised in Hebrews. In his exegetical study, Andreas-Christian Heidel shows that by rereading the letter’s overall theological testimony based on Heb. 11:39–40, an ecclesiological plan of the salvation of God can be expressed in analogy to Rom. 9–11. The aim of this plan is the eschatological unification of the one believing people of God, running through all ages, places and human identities as an invisible community. This unity is not jeopardised by the meaning and the confession of Jesus as Christ, but is in fact guaranteed by it.
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Andreas-Christian Heidel Geboren 1989; Studium der Ev. Theologie in Leipzig, Tübingen und Sydney; 2018 Ordination; 2020 Promotion; derzeit wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter für Neues Testament an der Internationalen Hochschule Liebenzell und Projektmitarbeiter am Institut für Neues Testament der Universität Bern.
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