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Reply To: Did any of the similarities or differences between Christian and Jewish theology surprise you? If so, which/why?

Stevin Surajin

While I knew most of the differences between Christian and Jewish theology, I was very much surprised by some of the differences between the Modernist and Traditionalist Jews, such as the views on the covenant. Modernist Jews believe that if other nation choose God, they too can be chosen, and be under the covenant of Israel, which I found to be very interesting. Another surprising aspect was the fact that the Modernist Jewish view on resurrection, which they have a more ‘agnostic’ view on, which I find greatly interesting compared to the more Christian view of life after death, and our eventual final destination, which is due to the often referenced ideas of the afterlife as seen in the New Testament.