Christianity In Jewish TermsChristianity In Jewish Terms

The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which features a main essay, written by a Jewish scholar, that explores the meaning of a set of Christian beliefs.

Author: Tikva Frymer-kensky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786722891


Page: 464

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Over the past few decades, there has been a dramatic and unprecedented shift in Jewish -- Christian relations, including signs of a new, improved Christian attitude towards Jews. Christianity in Jewish Terms is a Jewish theological response to the profound changes that have taken place in Christian thought. The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which features a main essay, written by a Jewish scholar, that explores the meaning of a set of Christian beliefs. Following the essay are responses from a second Jewish scholar and a Christian scholar. Designed to generate new conversations within the American Jewish community and between the Jewish and Christian communities, Christianity in Jewish Terms lays the foundation for better understanding. It was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.

Jews Christians and Jewish Christians in AntiquityJews Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity

Explaining this ongoing tendency to use the term “ Jewish Christian ' in this somewhat vague way to describe what seems at first sight to be nothing more than material which shows evidence of Jewish influence , is understandable .

Author: James Carleton Paget

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161503120


Page: 570

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The book, which consists of some previously published and unpublished essays, examines a variety of issues relevant to the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity and their interaction, including polemic, proselytism, biblical interpretation, messianism, the phenomenon normally described as Jewish Christianity, and the fate of the Jewish community after the Bar Kokhba revolt, a period of considerable importance for the emergence not only of Judaism but also of Christianity. The volume, typically for a collection of essays, does not lay out a particular thesis. If anything binds the collection together, it is the author's attempt to set out the major fault lines in current debate about these disputed subjects, and in the process to reveal their complex and entangled character.

Challenges in Jewish Christian RelationsChallenges in Jewish Christian Relations

Hence , a further unstated reason why Christianity in Jewish terms is so important at the moment is the need for these two religions that are so close to each other to cooperate when neither is anymore in the majority .

Author: James Keltie Aitken

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809143925


Page: 282

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James K. Aitken and Edward D. Kessler have assembled here a widely diverse collection of essays on Jewish-Christian relations, a discipline that, compared with other subjects studied in university and religious circles, is relatively young. Jewish-Christian relations is a complex enterprise that cannot be reduced to simple theological or historical narratives; it must take into account politics, sociology, education, language, history, biblical studies, hermeneutics, and theology. The contributors view their particular subject through the lens of all of these disciplines while ably meeting the challenge of looking toward the future. Chapter One Introduction James K. Aitken and Edward D. Kessler Chapter Two Jews Facing Christians The Burdens and Blinders of the Past Marc Saperstein Chapter Three The Bible in Future Jewish-Christian Relations John F.A. Sawyer Chapter Four The Orthodox Churches in Dialogue with Judaism Nicholas de Lange Chapter Five Jewish Russian Orthodox Christian Dialogue Irina Levinskaya Chapter Six Catholic-Jewish Agendas Remi Hoeckman, OP Chapter Seven Institutional Relations in Jewish-Christian Relations Rev. Friedhelm Pieper Chapter Eight The New Europe, Nationalism, and Jewish-Christian Relations David Weigall Chapter Nine Israel within Jewish-Christian Relations Andrew P.B. White Chapter Ten The Effect of the Holocaust on Jewish-Christian Relations Stephen D. Smith Chapter Eleven A Third Epoch The Future of Discourse in Jewish-Christian Relations Peter Ochs and David F. Ford Chapter Twelve Women's Voices in Jewish-Christian Relations Christine Trevett Chapter Thirteen Considering a Jewish Statement on Christianity Edward Kessler and James K. Aitken The Significance of Dabru Emet Edward Kessler What Does Christianity in Jewish Terms Mean? James Aitken Chapter Fourteen Jewish-Christian Relations in the Inter-Faith Encounter Martin Forward Cumulative Bibliography List of Contributors Index +

Jewish Christianity and the History of JudaismJewish Christianity and the History of Judaism

To note the premodern prominence of Christian uses and definitions of “Jew” is not just a signaling of anachronism: it has significant consequences for understanding what our evidence for the Patristic use of related Greek terms is even ...

Author: Annette Yoshiko Reed

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161544767


Page: 535

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"Jewish-Christianity" is a contested category in current research. But for precisely this reason, it may offer a powerful lens through which to rethink the history of Jewish/Christian relations. Traditionally, Jewish-Christianity has been studied as part of the origins and early diversity of Christianity. Collecting revised versions of previously published articles together with new materials, Annette Yoshiko Reed reconsiders Jewish-Christianity in the context of Late Antiquity and in conversation with Jewish studies. She brings further attention to understudied texts and traditions from Late Antiquity that do not fit neatly into present day notions of Christianity as distinct from Judaism. In the process, she uses these materials to probe the power and limits of our modern assumptions about religion and identity.

The Rediscovery of Jewish ChristianityThe Rediscovery of Jewish Christianity

“Christian Jews” and “Jewish Christians”: The Jewish Origins of Christianity in English Literature from Elizabeth I to Toland's Nazarenus Matti Myllykoski The terms Jewish Christian and Jewish Christianity are often linked with the work ...

Author: F. Stanley Jones

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589836471


Page: 262

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This focused collection of essays by international scholars first uncovers the roots of the study of ancient Jewish Christianity in the Enlightenment in early eighteenth-century England, then explores why and how this rediscovery of Jewish Christianity set off the entire modern historical debate over Christian origins. Finally, it examines in detail how this critical impulse made its way to Germany, eventually to flourish in the nineteenth century under F. C. Baur and the Tübingen School. Included is a facsimile reproduction of John Toland’s seminal Nazarenus (1718), which launched the modern study of Jewish Christianity. The contributors are F. Stanley Jones, David Lincicum, Pierre Lurbe, Matt Jackson-McCabe, and Matti Myllykoski.

The Jewish Christian SchismThe Jewish Christian Schism

... 88n persecution by Jews, 33, 51, see also anathemas post-Constantinian 39 post-liberal 38–40 pro-Jewish 148–50 reconciliation with Jews 9, 11, 26n, 263–4 rejection by Jews denied 51, 54 Christianity in Jewish Terms project 5, ...

Author: John Howard Yoder

Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.

ISBN: 9780836197730


Page: 307

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Between 1971 and 1996 the late John Howard Yoder (1927-1997) wrote a series of ten essays revisiting the Jewish-Christian schism in which he argued that, properly understood, Jesus did not reject Judaism, Judaism did not reject Jesus, and the Apostle Paul’s universal mandate for the salvation of the nations is best understood not as a product of Hellenization, but rather in the context of his Jewish heritage. This posthumous collection of essays is arguably his most ambitious project and displays Yoder’s original thesis that the Jewish-Christian schism did not have to be. Originally published in 2003 by SCM Press and Eerdmans.

Jews Christians and Muslims in EncounterJews Christians and Muslims in Encounter

Studying the Bible in Judaism and Christianity, Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. Walter Brueggemann, 1977, The Land, ... (eds), 2000, Christianity in Jewish Terms, 246 JEWS, CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS IN ENCOUNTER.

Author: Edward Kessler

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334049913


Page: 224

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This book reflects on one of the most pressing challenges of our time: the current and historical relationships that exist between the faith-traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It begins with discussion on the state of Jewish-Christian relations, examining antisemitism and the Holocaust, the impact of Israel and theological controversies such as covenant and mission. Kessler also traces different biblical stories and figures, from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, demonstrating Jewish-Christian contact and controversy. Jews and Christians share a sacred text, but more surprisingly, a common exegetical tradition.

Jewish ChristianityJewish Christianity

The more difficult side of this equation, however, is presented by the complexity of what it means to be Jewish” (Jewish Ways of Following Jesus, 46). For a recent analysis of the term “Christian,” see Townsend, “Who Were the First ...

Author: Matt Jackson-McCabe

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300182378


Page: 328

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A fresh exploration of the category Jewish Christianity, from its invention in the Enlightenment to contemporary debates For hundreds of years, historians have been asking fundamental questions about the separation of Christianity from Judaism in antiquity. Matt Jackson-McCabe argues provocatively that the concept “Jewish Christianity,” which has been central to scholarly reconstructions, represents an enduring legacy of Christian apologetics. Freethinkers of the English Enlightenment created this category as a means of isolating a distinctly Christian religion from what otherwise appeared to be the Jewish culture of Jesus and the apostles. Tracing the development of this patently modern concept of a Jewish Christianity from its origins to early twenty-first-century scholarship, Jackson-McCabe shows how a category that began as a way to reimagine the apologetic notion of an authoritative “original Christianity” continues to cause problems in the contemporary study of Jewish and Christian antiquity. He draws on promising new approaches to Christianity and Judaism as socially constructed terms of identity to argue that historians would do better to leave the concept of Jewish Christianity behind.

The Gospel of Matthew and Christian JudaismThe Gospel of Matthew and Christian Judaism

It should be noted at this point that Gentile Christianity has a number of sub-types, and it is legitimate to speak of Pauline Christianity and other forms of Gentile Christianity. On the other hand, the term 'Jewish Christianity' is ...

Author: David C. Sim

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567086419


Page: 364

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In this meticulously researched study, David C. Sim reconstructs the Matthean community at the time the Gospel was written and traces its full history. Dr. Sim demonstrates that the Matthean community should be located in Antioch in the late first century, and he argues that the history of this community can only be understood in the context of the factionalism of the early Christian movement. He identifies two distinctive and opposing Christian perspectives: the first represented by the Jerusalem church and the Matthean community, which maintained that the Christian message must be preached within the context of Judaism; and the second represented by Paul and the Pauline communities, in which Christians were not expected to observe the Jewish law. Dr. Sim reconstructs not only the conflict between Matthew's Christian Jewish community and the Pauline churches, but also its further conflicts with the Jewish and Gentile worlds in the aftermath of the Jewish war.

Jewish Christian Dialogue and the Life of WisdomJewish Christian Dialogue and the Life of Wisdom

In Christianity in Jewish Terms.Ed. Tikva FrymerKensky et al. Boulder, CO: Westview Press,2000: 69–76. Emery, Gilles, O.P. Trinity in Aquinas. Naples, FL: Sapientia Press, 2006. —.Trinity, Church,and the Human Person: Thomistic Essays.

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441139511


Page: 224

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This book inquires as to whether theological dialogue between Christians and Jews is possible, not only in itself but also as regards the emergence of communities of Messianic Judaism. In light of David Novak's insights, Matthew Levering proposes that Christian theological responses to supersessionism need to preserve both the Church's development of doctrine and Rabbinic Judaism's ability to define its own boundaries. The book undertakes constructive philosophical theology in dialogue with Novak. Exploring the interrelated doctrines of divine providence/theonomy, the image of God, and natural law, Levering places Novak's work in conversation especially with Thomas Aquinas, whose approach fosters a rich dialogue with Novak's broadly Maimonidean perspective. It focuses upon the relationship of human beings to the Creator, with attention to the philosophical entailments of Jewish and Christian covenantal commitments, aiming to spell out what true freedom involves. It concludes by asking whether Christians and Jews would do better to bracket our covenantal commitments in pursuing such wisdom. Drawing upon Novak's work, the author argues that in the face of suffering and death, God's covenantal election makes possible hope, lacking which the quest for wisdom runs aground.