Messianic Judaism: A Critical Anthology

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A&C Black, 2000 - Religion - 248 pages
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Who are the Messianic Jews? What do they believe and practice? What is the Jewish community's reaction to the development of Messianic Judaism? In this pioneering study, Dan Cohn-Sherbok traces the development of the Messianic movement from ancient times to its transformation after World War II. Focusing on the nature of the movement today, the volume continues with a detailed examination of Messianic practices, and the place of Messianic Judaism within the contemporary Jewish community.
  

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User Review  - Northern Messianic - Christianbook.com

I highly recommend this book. It is exhaustive both in tracing the history of the movement as well as outlining its unique attributes.This is a scholarly book; it is not intended to be read casually. So, if you really want to get an academically-solid overview of MJ, buy this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Elizabeth Bolden - Goodreads

The sections on the history of the movement and it's critics were interesting but I found the section on Messianic Jewish practices to be a little boring in some instances. Read full review

Contents

Early Jewish Christianity
3
The emergence of Hebrew Christianity
15
The Hebrew Christian Alliance of America
27
Missions to the Jews in the early twentieth century
38
Growth of the Messianic movement
49
Contemporary Messianic Judaism
72
Messianic Jewish observance
87
Pilgrim festivals
101
Life cycle events
140
Personal lifestyle
156
The authenticity of Messianic Judaism
167
Messianic Judaism and its critics
182
Messianic Judaism and Israeli law
191
Models of Messianic Judaism
203
Notes
215
Bibliography
221

New Year and Day of Atonement
112
Festivals of joy
125

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About the author (2000)

Rabbi Professor Dan Cohn-Sherbok has a Ph.D. in theology from Cambridge University, UK, and an honorary doctorate in divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, USA. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Judaism, University of Wales: Honorary Professor, University of Aberstwyth: Visiting Professor at St Mary's University College and York St John University; and Visiting Research Fellow at Heythrop College, University of London. He has written numerous books, including The Paradox of Anti-Semitism, Dictionary of Jewish Biography, Atlas of Jewish History, Modern Judaism and Judaism Today.

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