THUS [CHRISTIAN] MISSION ... MAKES THE BOLD, fundamental assertion that the
recipient culture is the authentic destination of God’s salvation promise ...
Paul [answered] the combined demands of Jewish particularity in seeking
messianic consolation and of Greek expectation of philosophical emancipation
by affirming the Cross. ... He writes to the church at Corinth: “For the Jews
demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a
stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called,
both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1
Cor. 1:22-24) The gospel is thus recognized by both Jew and Greek as [both a
challenge to and] a confirmation of their respective particularity ...
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