New user? Register here:
Email Address:
Retype Password:
First Name:
Last Name:
Existing user? Login here:
Comment >

How can both religions claim to hold the truth?

The claims of both Christians and Jews to know God’s truth need to be moderated by humility, argues Tony Bayfield

Judaism and Christianity are sib­lings, but not identical twins. We have indulged in that most common of sibling feelings, rivalry. We have theologised our neurotic sense of being better, of owning the only true revelation, and of being exclusively right.

In the unique relationship be­tween Judaism and Christianity, such inflated truth-claims are both absurd and profoundly damaging. I have come to this far-reaching conclusion through a series of gut ...

If you have a valid subscription to Church Times, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.
Job of the week

Team Rector

North West

The Loughrigg Team Partnership Team Rector for the parishes of Ambleside, Brathay and Langdale The Loughrigg Team is situated in and around the small town of Ambleside in the South Lakes area of ...  Read More

Signup for job alerts
Top feature

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

Question of the week
Does the funeral profession need tighter regulation?

To prevent multiple voting, we now ask readers to be logged in. This is free, quick and easy, honestly. Click here to login or register

Top comment

In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

Sat 10 Oct 15 @ 10:42
Prison for Bishop Peter Ball, but victims still seek justice

Fri 9 Oct 15 @ 21:00
Cornish churchwarden furious that bank unable to locate historic church artefacts