Save the date! The book launch party is July 13th at 7:00 PM. It will be held on the campus of Williamson College in Franklin, TN, and simulcast on the official R. L. Solberg YouTube and Facebook pages. There will be guest speakers, live music, snacks, and discounts on the new book. More details to come.
Sadly, anti-Semitism is on the rise across the globe. Sadder still, some of it comes from Christians. How is it that some who follow Jesus—the Jewish Messiah promised in the Hebrew Bible—could come to regard the Jewish people with prejudice and hostility? Could there be a historical or biblical root beneath this sentiment?
In Divergence, theologian R. L. Solberg traces the evolution of Jewish-Christian relations through the early centuries of the Christian faith. He begins by establishing a New Testament baseline on how Christians are to treat their Jewish brothers and sisters. He then tracks Christian theology and attitudes toward the Jewish people from the New Testament through the writings of the early Church fathers to the Council of Nicaea in AD 325.
Despite its academic subject matter, Divergence offers a compelling read for the average Christian interested in the early history of the faith. This book has a timely message and some important things to say.
Was there anti-Semitism as we know it today? Was the theology of the New Testament corrupted because of anti-Jewish sentiment? Did the Council of Nicaea exchange the Saturday Sabbath for Sunday worship and Passover for Easter? This fascinating historical expedition reveals that all was not as you might think.
100% of the profits from the sale of Divergence are being donated to Stand with Us, a non-partisan, non-profit organization fighting anti-Semitism around the world.
Note: Other than the donation of the profits from this book, neither R. L. Solberg nor Williamson College Press is affiliated with Stand With Us. The organization was chosen based on their high ratings as a charity, their non-partisan approach, and the fact that they are solely focused on “supporting Israel and fighting antisemitism.”