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Jews and Gentiles: Law and Early Christianity

Kosher Christianity

As Christianity surfaced, it was adhered to not as a religion other than Judaism but rather as a continuation of Judaism where adherents believed Jesus to be the promised Jewish Messiah whose birth, life, death, and resurrection bring forth salvation to Israel and a light for the Gentile nations. Thus, early Christians, most of whom were of a Jewish descent, welcomed Gentiles to join the fold of God. At the core of the Christian faith is the celebration of the Eucharistic meal, the consecrated bread and wine that become truly and mystically the body and blood of Christ. The struggle then hinged on how Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians can share a single meal without Jewish Christians necessarily breaking their Kashrut laws.

Broken Not Divided: S1 E2-Resolved Controversies

Description: This episode follows how the Church resolved two of its controversies: the dating of Easter and iconoclasm. Despite the Church having resolved such issues, myths and misconceptions about how the events of history unfolded persist. Listen to this episode here or on spotify. Resources: The following are some of the sources I used to create […]

Broken Not Divided: S1 E1-What are Controversies

Episode 1: What are Controversies? Christ is Risen. If you listened to last episode, you would know why I start each episode with the Pascha or Easter greeting. If not, then head over to the last episode.  Today‚Äôs episode is titled what are controversies Elif Shafak once said in her book, The Forty Rules of […]