Lin, Rong-Hua Jefferson Books

Rong-Hua Jefferson Lin is Adjunct Professor of two seminaries in California: Christian Leadership Institute in Sunnyvale, and Harvest Seminary in Milpitas. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas.

Is St. Paul a Jewish Deviant or a Reformer of Judaism? The Clash of Jewish Identity and Christian Identity in Asia Minor
2009 0-7734-4743-1
Examines the first-century dynamics associated with the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in doing so addresses some important implications for modern missions. Paul’s missiology was intricately tied to his Christology, soteriology, and ecclesiology. He believed that the fullness of Judaism was to incorporate the Gentiles into the people of God through faith in Christ instead of through works of the Law. However, in advocating such a theology and practice Paul posed a great threat to maintaining Jewish identity and the survival of Jewish communities in the Diaspora.