Soundings in the Religion of Jesus

Soundings in the Religion of Jesus

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Jesus was a Jew and not a Christian. That affirmation may seem obvious, but here an international cast of Jewish and Christian scholars spell out its weighty and often complex consequences for contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue. Soundings in the Religion of Jesus contextualizes Jesus and the writings about him that set the stage for Jewish-Christian relations for the next two thousand years. Of equal importance, this book considers the reception, celebration, and (too often) the neglect of Jesus' Jewishness in modern contexts and the impact such responses have had for Jewish-Christian relations. Topics explored include the ethics of scriptural translation, the ideological motives of Nazi theologians and other qquestsq for the Historical Jesus, and the ways in which New Testament portraits of Jesus both help and hurt authentic Jewish-Christian dialogue.Perspectives and Methods in Jewish and Christian Scholarship Bruce Chilton, Anthony Le Donne ... ofGod (1996), RabbiJesus: An Intimate Biography (2002), and The Way ofJesus: To Repair and Renew the World (2010), among others.

Title:Soundings in the Religion of Jesus
Author:Bruce Chilton, Anthony Le Donne
Publisher:Fortress Press - 2012


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