Why Christians Are Now Redefining Their Relationship with Judaism

Partly because they believe that the original party to God’s covenant may help them keep the faith in a rapidly secularizing world.

A follower of South African Christian revival evangelist Angus Buchan blows a shofar at an informal airfield outside Pretoria on October 27, 2018. MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images.

A follower of South African Christian revival evangelist Angus Buchan blows a shofar at an informal airfield outside Pretoria on October 27, 2018. MARCO LONGARI/AFP via Getty Images.

Last Word
July 30 2020
About the author

Wilfred McClay is the G.T. and Libby Blankenship chair in the history of liberty at the University of Oklahoma and the author most recently of Land of Hope: An Invitation to the American Story.


I’m both honored and stimulated by these three responses to my essay on Christians and Jews, responses so different from one another and yet each in different ways illuminating some of its central themes. Let me address each individually, and draw out some common threads as I go.

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