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New Testament scholar Scott McKnight wants Christians to say 'the Jesus Creed' and recommit to love.
Interview by Paul O'Donnell
Amid the continuing debate over who Jesus was, New Testament scholar Scott McKnight asks what Jesus did to revolutionize religious thought. Placing Jesus firmly in the Jewish tradition, McKnight identifies Jesus' key innovation as his modification of the Shema: to the ancient Jewish commandment to 'you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might,' Jesus appended a relatively obscure dictate from Leviticus: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' In a new book, McKnight argues that Christians must reexamine their commitment to love, and offers 'the Jesus Creed' as an essential guide to spiritual formation. We spoke to him recently about Jesus the Jewish prophet and revolutionary Christian."
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