Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations

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Zondervan, Feb 5, 2013 - Religion - 336 pages
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This book is the go-to source for introductory information on Messianic Judaism.

Editors David Rudolph and Joel Willitts have assembled a thorough examination of the ecclesial context and biblical foundations of the diverse Messianic Jewish movement. Unique among similar works in its Jew-Gentile partnership, this book brings together a team of respected Messianic Jewish and Gentile Christian scholars, including Mark Kinzer, Richard Bauckham, Markus Bockmuehl, Craig Keener, Darrell Bock, Scott Hafemann, Daniel Harrington, R. Kendall Soulen, Douglas Harink and others.

Opening essays, written by Messianic Jewish scholars and synagogue leaders, provide a window into the on-the-ground reality of the Messianic Jewish community and reveal the challenges, questions and issues with which Messianic Jews grapple. The following predominantly Gentile Christian discussion explores a number of biblical and theological issues that inform our understanding of the Messianic Jewish ecclesial context.

Here is a balanced and accessible introduction to the diverse Messianic Jewish movement that both Gentile Christian and Messianic Jewish readers will find informative and fascinating.


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David Rudolph (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is the Director of Messianic Jewish Studies at The King's University in Dallas, Texas. David has been part of the Messianic Jewish community for over thirty-five years and has published numerous books and articles on Messianic Judaism, the New Testament, and Jewish-Christian relations. 



Joel Willitts (PhD, Cambridge) is Associate Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University, and has a breadth of experience in both the Christian church and the academy. Joel has published books, essays, and journal articles in the area of New Testament studies. 

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