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Has the Church Replaced Israel?: A Theological Evaluation

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The relationship between Israel and the church continues to be a controversial topic led by this question: Does the church replace, supersede, or fulfill the nation of Israel in God's plan, or will Israel be saved and restored with a unique identity and role?

In Has the Church Replaced Israel?, author Michael J. Vlach evaluates the doctrine of replacement theology (also kno
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Paperback, 228 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by B&H Academic
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Bob
Feb 03, 2013 Bob rated it really liked it
Excellent, very thorough, the author deals with the very real disagreements between those who believe in replacement theology and those who believe that the church & Israel are two distinct entities and remain such. Vlach deals with best scriptural positions of both. He answers the main question; Does the church replace, supersede, or fulfill the nation Israel in God's plan, or will Israel be saved & restored with a unique identity & role? As with many questions related ti this issue ...more
David Saxon
Feb 22, 2015 David Saxon rated it really liked it
This book reads like a dissertation, with numerous quotations in support of virtually every point. The historical sections early in the book are a bit thin, but the exegetical and theological case Vlach makes against supersessionism is quite strong. Recommended for people who find Reformed interpretations impressive because of their "depth." Vlach proves that the Scriptures clearly and repeatedly distinguish Israel and the church.

One of the strengths of the book is that Vlach does not freight hi
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Jimmy
Sep 19, 2013 Jimmy rated it it was amazing
Has the church replaced Israel? This is a controversial question and a fitting title for a book that addresses this question with “no.” I enjoyed this treatment on Supersessionism, also known as Replacement Theology. Some believe the name “replacement theology” for Supersessionism is inappropriate but the author Michael Vlach does a good job at the outset of the book demonstrating how proponents of Supersessionism themselves have used that term interchangeably. Prior to reading the book I have h ...more
Sarah
Mar 27, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is a great resource for anyone doing a study on the identity of Israel in the New Testament, as I was doing. It's also a good critique of supersessionism/fulfillment theology/covenant theology. Vlach starts off by giving you the background of the view that the Church replaces Israel, or rather, the view that the church fulfills the role that racial Israel was supposed to fulfill but failed. Most of these people seem to believe along the lines of what Luther argued, "...the Jews are no longe ...more
Frank Della Torre
Nov 19, 2013 Frank Della Torre rated it really liked it
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The role of hermeneutics within Bible interpretation is an extremely important topic. Within Evangelical Christianity, we believe that the Bible is God’s Word; therefore, accurately handling the Word of Truth requires that we read it and interpret it properly. As finite and fallen humans, we are prone to err and many times slip false assumptions into our interpretations of the Bible. As those striving to understand and teach God’s Word, we must read and interpret it using the methods God has lai ...more
Lee Bertsch
Apr 18, 2013 Lee Bertsch rated it liked it
I was given this book with the strong expectation that I read it and like it It is not a topic for which I have a high level of interest but I dutifully read it and found it to be a good presentation of the view that Israel has an ongoing role in the plan of God as a national political entity. The author is most often fair and respectful in presenting the other perspective that all of God's plans and promises for his people have merged and evolved into a single household of faith. After completi ...more
Luke Waite
Feb 22, 2016 Luke Waite added it
Recommended to Luke by: Christians
Vlach has a clear, helpful way of communicating his points to the readers. When I finished this book I had a completely different view of Israel, the church, and what God's ultimate plan for the future was. If you are a Christian, you need to read this book.
Josue Manriquez
Jan 31, 2013 Josue Manriquez rated it really liked it
Vlach presents some great arguments in favor of non-supersessionism: the belief that the Church has not superseded/taken the place of Israel.

(I would give it 5-stars, but I've yet to read the opposing view)
Chad Foor
The most helpful book that I've read on the subject.
Shawn
Jan 29, 2016 Shawn rated it really liked it
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I think this is one of the best out on this topic.
Dan
Apr 15, 2011 Dan rated it it was amazing
Very helpful to my thinking is several areas.
Josh
Jun 10, 2012 Josh rated it really liked it
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Very helpful.
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