A New (Non-Supersessionist) Covenant: Jeremiah 31, New Covenant, and Supersessionism Open Access

Goshorn, Ted (2016)

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Jeremiah 31's new covenant, found in v. 31-34, has a long tradition of supersessionism attached to it. This thesis explores both the tradition around supersessionist interpretation and offers an alternate interpretation through analysis and sermons.

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  • Introduction | p. 2
  • Ancient Sources of New Covenant Interpretation | p. 4
  • Defining New Covenant in Christianity | p. 7
  • The Epistle of Barnabas | p. 12
  • Justin Martyr | p. 14
  • Irenaeus | p. 17
  • Clement of Alexandria | p. 22
  • Ancient Sources Summary | p. 26
  • Modern Perspectives on Jeremiah 31 and New Covenant | p. 27
  • Reformed and Wesleyan Perspectives | p. 27
  • Current Scholarship and Homiletical Perspectives | p. 29
  • Non-Supersessionist Interpretation of Jeremiah 31:31-34 | p. 35
  • Non-Supersessionist Interpretation of New Covenant | p. 39
  • Conclusion | p. 43
  • Appendix A: Sermon on Jeremiah 31:31-34 entitled "In the Name of the Divine Spark" | p. 45
  • Appendix B: Sermon on Luke 22:14-20 entitled "The Blinding Fog" | p. 55

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