Covenant and Chosenness in Judaism and Mormonism

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Raphael Jospe, Truman G. Madsen, Seth Ward
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2001 - Religion - 225 pages
Covenant and chosenness resonate deeply in both Mormon and Jewish traditions. For both of these communities, covenant and chosenness represent enduring interpretations of scriptural texts and promises, ever-present in themes of divine worship and liturgy. The chapters of this volume written by leading scholars of both communities, debate scriptural foundations, the signs of the covenant, the development of theological ideas about covenant, and issues of inclusivity and exclusivity implied by chosenness.

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Contents

Introduction
11
Scriptural Foundations of the Covenant
21
Biblical Voices on Chosenness
23
Covenant in the Book of Mormon
33
Signs of the Covenant Sabbath and Temple
57
The Sabbath as a Covenant in Mormonism and Judaism
59
The Inextricable Link between Temple Covenant and Chosenness in Judaism and Mormonism
71
Covenants Modern and PostModern
89
Covenant and Ultimate Destiny Particularistic and Universalistic Visions
129
Implications and Extensions in Mormonism and Judaism
131
Overcoming Chosenness
147
Exclusivity vs Inclusivity
173
A Literature Survey of MormonJewish Studies
195
Notes on Contributors
212
Index
215
Index of Sources
221

Covenant and Chosenness in the Revelations and Writings of Joseph Smith
91
Covenant and Chosenness in Postmodern Jewish Thought
103

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Page 50 - Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
Page 87 - Who is there among you of all his people ? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem.
Page 85 - For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God : the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
Page 60 - And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm ; therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Page 77 - BY THE rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
Page 153 - For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the Lord, to serve Him with one consent.
Page 85 - And Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD, and all the judgments : and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.
Page 82 - Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me; and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in, he shall come, saith the Lord of Hosts.
Page 77 - If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth...
Page 82 - Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord ; and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

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