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Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged

(New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  22 reviews
" Future Israel: Why Christian Anti-Judaism Must Be Challenged "is volume three in the NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY STUDIES IN BIBLE & THEOLOGY (NACSBT) series for pastors, advanced Bible students, and other deeply committed laypersons.
ebook, 723 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by B&H Publishing Group (first published October 15th 2007)
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Yibbie
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: apologetics
This book is a careful refutation of amillennialist anti-Judaic doctrine. This idea can be called Replacement Theology, Supersessionism, Fulfillment Theology, Transference Theology, or Absortionism. They all teach that because national Israel rejected Christ, God cast them aside and replaced them with the church. Because of that, the Jews will forever be subject to God’s judgment, and never again have a distinct part to play in God’s plan. They believe that every promise of land, statehood, ...more
Donald Stevenson
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Required reading!! Not an easy read, long with many quotes and quite repetitive. Dealing with a very needed topic in establishing how anti-semitism has actually been encouraged and supported through wrong doctrine. I highly commend this book despite the challenges of its style, and for the church worldwide to have the same heart for the Jewish people that is evident in the Apostle Paul! There is needed correction in this book - the historical research is very helpful in understanding the ...more
Tim
Feb 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This topic (and book) was brought to me by an unbelieving Jewish man who started studying the New Testament (NT) because he has observed anti-Semitism historically in Christianity and wanted to see for himself if the source was the NT, or an improper interpretation of the New Testament. So, up front, I want to challenge my friend that Jesus and the majority of the NT writers are Jewish, and their writings are not anti-Semitic. And Horner does great job showing that through appealing to OT and ...more
Todd Miles
This is the third in the B&H NAC Studies series. Horner makes the case, from a Reformed perspective, that the Augustinian heritage in Reformed Theology that bequeathed Replacement theology to the church has led to disastrous results in the way Jewish people are treated. The book makes its point, all the more so because Horner is a Reformed theologian. The book is also too long - poorly edited. His exegesis is good; it just needed to be shorter.
Brent McCulley
Jun 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theology
Highly polemical and vitriolic at times. Two page block quotes, and repetitive assertions that any Augustinian hermeneutic is anti-semetic. Not worth the read.
Michael Boling
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are some segments of Christianity that espouse the belief that God is done with the Jewish people. This idea is rooted in Replacement Theology, namely the affirmation that the Church has completely replaced Israel in salvation history and therefore God no longer has any plans or use for the people of Israel. Essentially, this system promotes that Israel has been set aside, no longer to be of any consequence. Such a notion is biblically unfounded. Barry Horner, in his book Future Israel: ...more
Blake
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: everyonemustread
An exceptional book. Truly a book that should be read by every pastor, every seminarian, every young person thinking that full time ministry is in their future, and frankly, any Christian who wants to understand the future of Israel. The book shows the history of the debate about Israel's future, demonstrates the Hermeneutical problem that lead to Luther's anti-Jew perspective, and the hangover effects of that Hermeneutic down to our present time. Horner's book solidified in my mind the fact ...more
Brian Chilton
Horner does an excellent job defending his thesis in that Israel still matters in biblical eschatology. Horner proves his point in exquisite fashion. However, his book makes for a very difficult read. Due to his difficult writing style, redundancy in particular issues, and enormous amount of quotations (which guessing would account for at least 1/4 of the book), this reader scores the book a 3 of 5 stars. If one were to rate the book on Horner's effectiveness in presenting his point alone, he ...more
Jeff Short
This is an excellent book and a serious treatment of this subject. The book is mostly a history of supercessionist, or replacement, theology and its anti-Judaism fruit. This book is carefully researched and footnoted. The citations alone make it worth the study. Horner also treats many key passages and provides historic citations on the same. I highly recommend it.
Alexander Ruvalcaba
Very thorough and Persuasive

The book was very well organized with a wealth of information written in an easily digestible manner.
I highly recommend this book as a great overview of the history of Church’s dealings with the Jews.
Adam Brill
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Challenging and comprehensive.

This book provides a devastating, biblically sound critique of all sorts of reformed and Augustinian replacement theology, and provides a sound and balanced Pauline view of Israel/the Jewish people and their place in Gods will.
Rick Hogaboam
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Necessary reading on Israel's role in redemptive history

I'm preaching through Romans and decided to do some reading from more contemporary sources on the issue of Israel, especially relevant in Romans 9-11 but to the whole book as a whole. This volume was helpful in challenging some of my thinking and also advancing a view with more complexity than I had previously granted.

The subtitle is unfortunate, because Anti-Judaism is often equated with anti-Semitic -- and I wouldn't use this phrase to
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Connor Longaphie
This is not academic. This is at best a book about Barry E. Horner's childish complaints of Amilennial quotes and at worst him complaining about the unfortunate history of the Jews and their shortcomings. He hardly addresses any theological content aside from Romans 11 but mostly relies upon guilt and social justice to press the point that Christians should be Zionists. In reality whether or not the Jews have had an unfortunate history, the debate between dispensationalists and covenantalists ...more
Paul
Sep 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a non-Jew from the nations ... this book helped me see that some contemporary theologians who renounce replacement theology are agreeing with the ongoing nationality of Jews as well as the territorial (land) component to Israel. The Protestant reformation seemed to provide ground for the Puritans and others to bring back to prominence the legitimacy of their nationality. Then 20th century Zionism brought back the subject of the Promised Land being their home/land ... still.

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Mark A Powell
It’s one thing to be passionate (as is clearly the case here) and quite another to be belligerent. Horner has every right to remain unapologetic in his convictions, but neglects tact and persuasion. As such, it was uninviting and unconvincing. Not only that, but I'm afraid it will illicit the same response from people who are interested in learning more: a desire to stay far away from the bitter ramblings and mud-slinging of end time studies.
Danielle
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Horner presents a solid, biblical case for the defense of Israel as God's chosen people in the past, present, and future. My one critique is his insinuation that those who hold to supercessionist theology are intrinsically anti-Semitic, which I do not believe to be true. Otherwise, an excellent book on Christian support of the Jewish people and Israel.
Sean McGowan
Pretty Good.
Josue Manriquez
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not an easy book to read. I question whether or not it could have been shorter. Nevertheless, the author presents his case well.
Mark
Jul 08, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read. Excellent book refuting the teaching that God is through with Israel. Written from the perspective of someone in the Reformed camp.
Eli
Mar 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for anyone serious about studying the subject of Israel.
Tim Mallon
Jun 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars for the quality of the research and content. While it was worthwhile and compelling it was a tedious read.
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