The Emergence of the Hebrew Christian Movement in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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BRILL, Oct 5, 2010 - Religion - 285 pages
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In nineteenth-century Britain the majority of Jewish believers in Christ worshipped in Gentile churches. Some attained ethnic and institutional independence. A few debated the implications of incorporating into their worship the observance of Jewish tradition, and advocated the theological and liturgical independence of Hebrew Christianity, characterised by opponents as the "scandal of particularity." Previous scholarship has documented several Hebrew Christian initiatives but this monograph breaks new ground by identifying almost forthy discrete institutions as components of a century-long movement. The book analyses the major pioneers, institutions and ideologies of this movement and recounts how, through identity negotiation, hebrew Christians - and also their Gentile supporters - prepared the way for the development in the twentieth century of Messianic Judaism.
 

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p. 86 describe the "Hebrew College" that Margoliouth and Stern attended, as did Benjamin Davidson

Contents

Chapter One Literary Responses to Hebrew Christianity
1
Models of Hebrew Christianity
2
Scope of the Study
5
Londons Jewish Community
6
Hebrew Christian Foundations
8
Themes and Approaches
31
Chapter Two The Genesis of the Modern Hebrew Christian Movement
35
Thomas Witherby
38
Nathan Davis
145
Charles Kingsley
149
Chapter Four The Influence of the Hebrew Christian Alliance
151
Carl August Ferdinand Schwartz
153
Hebrew Christian Alliance
159
Alfred Edersheim
182
Chapter Five Responses to the Herzl of Jewish Christianity
187
Hebrew Christian Prayer Union
190

Christian Frederick Frey
45
Children of Abraham
57
United Brothers of the Seed of Abraham
65
One of the Second Tribe
68
PhiloJudaean Society
77
Episcopal Jews Chapel Abrahamic Society
82
Chapter Three The Hebrew Christian Movement during the Palmy Days of the London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews
97
John Oxlee
103
Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna
113
Stanislaus Hoga
119
Ridley Haim Herschell
124
Moses Margoliouth
135
Albert Augustus Isaacs
140
John Christian Reichardt
143
Hebrew Christian Alliance
196
Messianic Zionists
198
Michael Rosenthal
202
Church of Englands Response
206
Aaron Adolf Saphir
212
Mark John Levy
216
George Herbert Box
223
Conclusion Themes and Lacunae
237
Appendix 1 Hebrew Christian Institutions in NineteenthCentury Britain
257
Appendix 2 Map of MidCentury London
260
Bibliography
261
Index
269
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Michael R. Darby, Ph.D. (2005) in Theology, University of Wales, Lampeter, is a private tutor and has had an interest in the history of jewish-Christian relations for almost three decades.

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