NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Unfortunately, anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide. Even sadder, part comes from the Christian community. In response, author and theologian RL Solberg has pledged to donate 100% of the proceeds from his latest book to fight anti-Semitism around the world.
Solberg’s second book, Divergence: Examining Judeo-Christian Relations in the Early Church (Williamson College Press) will be published July 13, 2021. Williamson College President Dr. Ed Smith notes, “We all want to promote peace and unity, especially across racial lines. Rob has organized a fascinating historical expedition that challenges a common notion about early Jewish-Christian relations.
The book grew out of Solberg’s curiosity about the nature of race relations in the early centuries of the Christian faith. “There are a lot of ideas floating around today about the early Christians and their treatment of the Jewish people,” Solberg said. “I had to do research on my own. After all, Christianity was born in a first-century Jewish culture. Jesus was Jewish, the writers of the New Testament were Jewish, the first Christians were Jewish. What happened?”
In Divergence, Solberg traces Christian theology and attitudes toward the Jewish people from the New Testament through the writings of the early church fathers to the Council of Nicaea in AD 325. In the process, he presents the modern Christian with a biblical perspective on anti-Semitism and how they should treat their Jewish brothers and sisters.
Despite its academic subject matter, Divergence offers compelling reading for any Christian interested in the early history of the faith. Dr. Smith notes, “We believe this book contains a timely message and important things to say about Jewish-Christian unity. Solberg adds, “I am grateful for the opportunity to address this issue from both a thematic and financial perspective. »
Proceeds from Divergence will be donated to stay with us, a Los Angeles-based nonpartisan international organization that supports Israel and combats anti-Semitism around the world through education.
Book launch party in Nashville
The release party will take place on Tuesday, July 13 at the campus of Williamson College in Franklin, Tennessee. The event will include an interview with the author, guest speakers and live music from a Nashville Praise Symphony String Quartet. It starts at 6:30 p.m. CST and will be broadcast live on RL Solberg Youtube and Facebook canals. See www.DivergenceBook.com for more details.
About the Author
RL Solberg is an author, theologian, and apologist based in Nashville, TN. He studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a master’s degree in theological studies from Williamson College. He also studies Biblical Hebrew at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Solberg is the author of Torahism: Are Christians Required to Respect the Law of Moses? and a leading apologist in the defense of Christianity against the heresy of Torahism. | www.RLSolberg.com
About Williamson College
Established in 1998, Williamson College is a nonprofit Christian liberal arts college that welcomes students of all ages and cultures. They offer associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees and are accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE) and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). WC is not affiliated with any specific denomination and is guided by a twelve-member Board of Directors. | www.williamsoncc.edu
Dr. Ed Smith
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