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Judaism in the New Testament: Practices and Beliefs (Hardback)
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Judaism in the New Testament: Practices and Beliefs (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 19/10/1995
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Judaism in the New Testament explains how the writings of the early church emerged from communities which defined themselves in Judaic terms even as they professed faith in Christ. These two extremely distinguished scholars introduce readers to the plurality of Judaisms of the period. They show, by examining a variety of texts, how the major figures of the New Testament reflect distinctly Judaic practices and beliefs.
This important study shows how the early movement centred on Jesus is best seen as `Christian Judaism'. Only with the Epistle to the Hebrews did the profile of a new and distinct Christian religion emerge.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415118439
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This study by two well-established scholars explores a fresh approach to Christian origins."
-Regina A. Boisclair, "Journal of Ecumenical Studies
"The value of this work lies in the step-by-step comparison and contrast of various responses to critical issues common to nearly all Jewish communities...The approach of this book, while introductory in nature, points the way to the future study of the NT documents."
-"Review of Biblical Literature
"The book is designed to afflict those who are comfortable in their assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, or both...In sum, it is less an up-to-the-minute presentation of modern NT scholarship and more a book of new ideas suitable for an adventurous teacher and class, or book study group.."
-" Religious Studies Review, Vol. 23, April 1997 For the first time, in Judaism in the New Testament, two distinguished scholars take the earliest Christians at their word and ask: "If Christianity

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