Louis Goldberg and LCJE
By Kai Kjær-Hansen, International LCJE Coordinator
Louis Goldberg had a great impact in many
contexts. Also in LCJE. I have tried to list some of his contributions
– in the case of North America, with the assistance of the NA-LCJE
secretary Robert Specter. The papers that Louis Goldberg presented at
the North American LCJE conferences may be obtained from him: ROBSPECTER@aol.com
As to the titles of the papers presented at the NA-LCJE meetings it is
necessary to make reservations since Goldberg – like all other contributors
– could deviate from the titles announced in the program.
at International LCJE Conferences
Louis Goldberg participated in five out of the six International LCJE
conferences. The only one he missed was the fourth, in Zeist, Holland,
1991. Louis Goldberg was scheduled to speak at the conference but had
to cancel his participation because of his wife’s illness.
Thailand. At the Pattaya consultation arranged by the Lausanne
Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE) Louis Goldberg was one of the
five consultants for the mini-consultation on Reaching Jewish People.
Consequently he took part in the drawing up of the report Christian
Witness to the Jewish People, issued as Lausanne Occasional Papers,
no. 7, Wheaton 1980. What he helped to set up – namely what was
to become LCJE – was also what he remained faithful towards –
right to the end.
His contributions at the consequent conferences were the following:
England: Paper: The People of Israel in the Land of Israel:
A Hope for the Messianic Kingdom.
England: Response to Ole Chr. M. Kvarme: Approach to Rabbinic
Theology (Cassette). In connection with this third international
conference, Louis Goldberg compiled an 28-page bibliography, which was
published as a separate booklet with the title: A Selected Bibliography
on Judaism and Jewish Christian Issues, (LCJE, Easneye, UK 1986).
Holland: A scheduled workshop on the topic Gods promise to Israel
Israel: Evening main address: Yeshua’s Ministry.
Printed in the conference booklet LCJE Jerusalem 95, (LCJE, Århus
York, USA: An LCJE veteran’s contribution: The Look
Backwards and Forward. Printed the in conference booklet LCJE New
York 99 (LCJE Århus, Denmark 1995:225-226 – reprinted in this
Contributions at LCJE North America conferences
Few – if any – have contributed so often with papers at the
North American LCJE conferences as Louis Goldberg has. Look at this list:
Theological Perspectives and Jewish Evangelism [from the
viewpoint of a
premillennialist]; 30 pages.
An Analysis of The Jew and the Christian Missionary: A Jewish Response
to Missionary Christianity; 27 pages.
1988 Baltimore: Review: Israelology: The Missing
Link in Systematic Theology (Ph.D. Dissertation of Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum);
Louis: Our Father Abraham; 8 pages.
A Major Watershed of Thought Regarding Jewish People and Messianic
Jews at the End of the Second Temple Period; 33 pages.
1994 New York: Matthew, The Mishnah and Other Sources;
48 pages. (Abridged version with the title The Passover Celebration in
Matthew and Mishnah in LCJE Bulletin, no. 37, 1994:9-13).
1995 Las Vegas: The Written Torah - When is it Authoritative
and When is it not?; 28 pages.
The Doctrine of God - Recontextualizing the Council of Nicea;
26 pages. (Abridged version with the title Recontextualizing the Doctrine
of the Trinity as formulated by the Council of Nicea in LCJE Bulletin
no. 44, 1996:12-16).
1997 Philadelphia: Selected Observations of the Work
of the Person and Work of the Spirit among the Household of Israel;
31 pages. (Abridged version with the title Selected Observations of the
Work of the Spirit in Evangelism and Regeneration among the Household
of Israel in LCJE Bulletin no. 49, 1997:10-14).
1998 San Diego: Another Voice by an Anti-Missionary
and a Seeming Evangelical Concurrence; 34 pages. (Abridged version
in LCJE Bulletin, no. 54, 1998:7-13).
1999 St. Louis: The Presence of "Law" in
the Book of Galatians; 15 pages.
2000 Atlanta: The Sin Nature and Yeser Ha-ra: Are
they the Same or Different? (Published in Mishkan no. 32, 2000:52-66
and available as a pdf file on the LCJE web site).
2002 Orlando: Word of God and Jewish Traditional
Materials; 19 pages.
Article: Jewish and Modern Studies at Moody Bible Institute, (
LCJE Bulletin no. 20, 1990:21-22).
1995: God help us ...
Louis Goldberg concluded his main address at the evening meeting on 19
June 1995, where his subject was Yeshua’s Ministry, with the following
”His [Yeshua’s] deity gives us the assurance that he can change
human circumstances and the course of nations. And it is his deity that
assures us that he is quite capable one day of bringing in the kingdom
of peace for which our hearts yearn. God help us as we share his full
orbed being with our people.”