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The various teachings of Judaism have often been regarded as specifications of the central idea of monotheism.One God, the creator of the world, has freely elected the Jewish people for a unique covenantal relationship with himself.
The people of Israel believed that their response to the divine presence in history was central not only for themselves but for all humankind.
According to Judaic belief, this divine guidance is manifested through the history of the Jewish people, which will culminate in the messianic age.
Judaism, whether in its “normative” form or in its sectarian deviations, never completely departed from this basic ethical and historical monotheism. This formulation could be theologically reconciled with the assumption that Christianity had been preordained even before the creation of the world.
Furthermore, God—as person—had revealed in a particular encounter the pattern and structure of communal and individual life to this people.
Claiming sovereignty over the people because of his continuing action in history on their behalf, he had established a chosen community was thus a summons to the rest of humankind to recognize God’s presence, sovereignty, and purpose—the establishment of peace and well-being in the universe and in humankind.
Israel’s role in the divine economy and thus Israel’s particular culpability were dominant themes sounded against the motif of fulfillment, the ultimate triumph of the divine purpose, and the establishment of divine sovereignty over all humankind.