Reflections on Chapter 3

Is salvation as taught by Jesus a personal salvation or community salvation?

  • If it is personal, why the shift from the context of community as proclaimed by the prophets? (Considering that the prophets had a strong influence on Jesus.)

Is Grimsrud’s presentation on idolatry consistent with your understand of why idolatry is bad?

Grimsrud appears to associate the need for salvation with disharmony, and identifies the ways the prophets said Israel (and us) can achieve harmony. Does that mean this is the “formula” for salvation? If so, how does this relate to grace?

  • Actually, I think Grimsrud is trying to address the problems associated with the abuses of the law and sacrifices and doesn’t intend to present this as a formula for salvation.
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