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

Elena Sarigeorgiou

Hi Esther,
I agree, Christianity varies in its interpretations and beliefs, and many Christians do acknowledge the special covenant between God and the Jewish people, appreciating the historical and spiritual connections between the two faiths. The recognition that Jesus upheld the Torah is also a perspective held by some Christians, emphasizing continuity rather than discontinuity between the Old and New Testaments.

Interfaith dialogue and understanding are crucial in addressing misconceptions and promoting mutual respect. It’s important for both Christians and Jews to engage in meaningful conversations, appreciating the distinctive aspects of each faith while finding common ground in shared values and teachings.