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Church History and the Contrasystem: A Case Study

  • Calvin Redekop (a1)


When Moses entreated Pharoah to let his people go the children of Israel were aware of differences between themselves and others in the land. The ensuing drama which included some stern “supernatural” interventions finally convinced Pharaoh that here indeed was a group of people that was different and not about to become a constituent of the core culture. The theme of “stranger and pilgrim” became a motif for the Jewish people; later a prophet named Jesus and his followers recognized themselves as strangers and pilgrims and experienced considerable hostility at the hands of the dominant society.



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Church History
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