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Harsh, Mild or Gone For Good?

Gavin D’Costa

theologies that run counter to this Pauline teaching of ‘irrevocability’, such as the theologies of supersessionism, replacement and annulment, are now themselves superseded, replaced and annulled. ‘Supersede’ is used thrice (17, 17, 28), ‘replacement’ five

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Richard H. Weisberg


As to the risks of what I call the ‘triangulation’ of both public power and private emotion, I extend my earlier treatment of ‘mediation’ in The Merchant of Venice to Measure for Measure, King Lear, Hamlet, and The Tempest, linking to them Shakespeare’s Sonnet 134. For Shakespeare, whether poet or playwright, a private triangulation of direct romantic obligation is as nettlesome as the public official’s similar behaviour – as when the Duke ‘outsources’ Viennese power to Angelo – and the results are quite as disastrous. The complex and highly legalistic sonnet concerns the triangulation of passion from the speaker to a friend. The beloved winds up ensnaring both through ‘the statute of [her] beauty’. The word ‘surety’ – used centrally in the poem and twice in Merchant – pinpoints, through the delegation to a third party of obligations otherwise charged directly to two committed parties, the underlying Shakespearean problematic

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Anna Sapir Abulafia

supersessionism. This is a huge step. Supersessionism has been the backbone of the ecclesiastical position of Christianity on Judaism from the earliest period of the evolvement of the institutional Church. It informed what I call the principle of Jewish service in

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Jaro Stacul

At a time when European cities redefine themselves through 'culture' in an attempt to attract tourists, investors and potential residents, policymakers have to negotiate different notions of 'local culture' defined by state governments on the one hand and by the EU on the other. Drawing upon research conducted in the Polish city of Gdańsk in the context of the redevelopment of its urban landscape, the article illustrates how 'local culture' is redefined as 'culture of freedom' by municipal and state institutions in order to establish a relationship of historical continuity between the time when Gdańsk was a thriving multicultural city and the post-socialist present. The article puts forward the argument that while the reformulation of local culture as 'culture of freedom' involves reconciling notions of national identity with new norms of local, regional and European integration, it does not necessarily entail the supersession of nationalism.

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Philip McCosker and Ed Kessler

such great and game-changing progress in the last fifty years, much remains to be done and clarified, as our authors make clear in their discussion and interrogations of the new text. The question of supersessionism looms large in these articles. Also

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The Gifts and the Calling of God are Irrevocable

Commission for Religious Relationships with the Jews

Henry Wansbrough

necessary to tell Christians not to attend the synagogue, which of course implies that they were doing so. This raises the question of supersessionism: are the Jews still the people of God or has this passed to Christians? This is a major point of discussion

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Adriana Streifer

Israelites, heirs to Abraham’s covenant, and later figured in the New Testament as Christians, while the latter are Muslims, or to Christians, the Jews, cast off in the process of supersession. Yet it makes little sense that the Ishmaelites should be

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Jonathan Magonet

the texts and the music, and concludes that while we cannot alter history, we can adapt our theology so that it is not hostility, resentment and supersessionism that determine our relationships with each other. Lev Taylor's article addresses a very

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Alexandra Wright

context in which the Gospels were written and the Passions were composed. We cannot alter history, but we can adapt our theology so that it is not hostility, resentment and supersessionism that determine our relationship with each other, but open dialogue

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The Madness of King Charles III

Shakespeare and the Modern Monarchy

Richard Wilson

ninetieth birthday. RSC supremo Greg Doran directed the Prince of Wales in this broadcast, which tactfully omitted the lines from Henry VIII predicting the Queen’s supersession by a sovereign who ‘shall star-like rise as great in fame’, and cut straight to