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CLI Participant Relates her Experience
Molly T. Marshall is President and Professor of Theology and Spiritual Formation at Central Baptist Theological Seminary. This post was originally published on her blog, Trinitarian Soundings.
What is the impact of this kind of study? I understand Judaism through the eyes of Jews, not the vitriolic history of Protestantism exemplified by Martin Luther. I read the Hebrew Scripture as well as the New Testament with greater inter-textual understanding. I learn to respect a key aspect of Jewish scholarship: always including and thereby preserving the minority voice. I renew a commitment to the importance of interfaith work. Working for the common good with persons of other ways of faith is a prompting of the Spirit in our day, I believe. Finally, I appreciate even more the Jewish roots of Christian faith and the ultimate hope to live in harmony with our spiritual kinfolk.
Read all of Molly T. Marshall's article here.