So, too, would this recognition entail a refusal for systemic conversionary
attempts of the Jewish people as advocated by the ecumenical document "A Sacred Obligation" (63)?
See also Philip Cunningham, "Response to Bolton's 'Contesting the Covenants,'" Journal of Ecumenical Studies 45 (2010) 299-300, at 300, who argues that "the Council did address the question of a Christian conversionary
mission to Jews and rejected it in historic time" (emphasis added).
No one would accuse Graham of being a great one, but he was prolific, and he esteemed the conversionary
power of sentences clearly crafted.
Christian literary scholarship can thus be conversionary
in a manner more inculturated into secular academic discourse by providing readers with the experience of seeing and thinking as a Christian.
Jewish Identity in Conversionary
and Mixed Marriages," in American Jewish Year Book 1992, 92 (New York and Philadelphia, 1992), 3-173.
we do not welcome a campaign that singles out the Jewish people for conversionary
It is first important to chart the location of conversionary
activity in the logical geography of Jewish thought.
D'Costa has suggested that contemporary Christian understandings of mission in relation to Jews (18) remain ambiguous but can be placed in three main categories: first, those who particularly target Jews for conversion; (19) second, those who witness to faith in Christ, without targeting Jews specifically, and believe in sharing the Christian faith with all people; and third, those who have no conversionary
outlook toward Jews, and who understand mission as shared, a "common mission" in an unredeemed world.
This means that the Council did address the question of a Christian conversionary
mission to Jews and rejected it in historic time.
Crisp treats sparingly of inner graces that mortify and vivify, for he is little interested in the "inherent" status of the soul, in conversionary
experience; his obsession lies not in the sanctification of the "inward mail" (47) but in the "transaction" of the cross, wherein the sins of the elect were laid upon the redeemer's back, requiring him to suffer the pains of hell.
Tobin, Sylvia Barack Fishman, and Mordechai Rimor examine Jewish identity in conversionary
and mixed marriages.