Chosen for What? (The Problem of the Christian Jew)
This transcript contains Joy Davidman’s six-page outline for a sermon she delivered at a London church in 1956. The introduction, which is the most fully developed piece of the sermon, meditates on the conflict Jewish converts to Christianity face from their former communities and even themselves. There follows an outline for the rest of the sermon, moving from “Jewish Culture,” to “Christian misunderstanding of this” to “special temptation[s] of the convert.” This final section is developed in a somewhat fragmentary manner, and Joy’s solution: “The Jew will only be free of his curse when he can recognize himself to be a miserable sinner like everyone else; instead of something special!” is not elaborated upon.