Covenant and Chosenness in Judaism and Mormonism

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Raphael Jospe, Truman G. Madsen, Seth Ward
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2001 - 225 pages
Covenant and chosenness resonate deeply in both Mormon and Jewish traditions. For both of these communities, covenant and chosenness represent enduring interpretations of scriptural texts and promises, ever-present in themes of divine worship and liturgy. The chapters of this volume written by leading scholars of both communities, debate scriptural foundations, the signs of the covenant, the development of theological ideas about covenant, and issues of inclusivity and exclusivity implied by chosenness.
 

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Contents

Introduction
11
Scriptural Foundations of the Covenant
21
Biblical Voices on Chosenness
23
Covenant in the Book of Mormon
33
Signs of the Covenant Sabbath and Temple
57
The Sabbath as a Covenant in Mormonism and Judaism
59
The Inextricable Link between Temple Covenant and Chosenness in Judaism and Mormonism
71
Covenants Modern and PostModern
89
Covenant and Ultimate Destiny Particularistic and Universalistic Visions
129
Implications and Extensions in Mormonism and Judaism
131
Overcoming Chosenness
147
Exclusivity vs Inclusivity
173
A Literature Survey of MormonJewish Studies
195
Notes on Contributors
212
Index
215
Index of Sources
221

Covenant and Chosenness in the Revelations and Writings of Joseph Smith
91
Covenant and Chosenness in Postmodern Jewish Thought
103

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