Israel's God and Rebecca's Children is a collection of essays written as a tribute to the lasting scholarship and friendship of Larry Hurtado (University of Edinburgh) and Alan Segal (Barnard College), two scholars who have contributed significantly to the contemporary understanding of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. Their colleagues and friends examine a wide range of topics that have been the focus of Hurtado and Segal's research, including Christology, community, Jewish-Christian relations, soteriology and the development of early Christianity. Together these essays reconceptualize Christology and community in Judaism and Christianity and provide valuable insights into the issues of community and identity.
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Number of pages: 510
Weight: 740 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 28 mm
Methodologically sophisticated, engagingly written, and imaginatively provocative, this splendid volume advances the study of Early Judaism, Christian origins, and Jewish/Christian relations. --Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Christology is the theological centre of Christian faith. This volume addresses the main issues in this field through the words of internationally acknowledged leading scholars. It contains valuable information and insights and will give stimuli for further research and theological work. -- Martin Hengel, University of Tubingen
This attractively bound volume is a fitting tribute to Hurtado and Segal,and we can hope that such spirited yet polite and even warm conversations canproliferate among scholars. Those interested in the contents of these essayswill value these substantive contributions. -- James M. Hamilton Jr., Southern Seminary -- Bulletin for Biblical Research