Judaism in the New Testament: Practices and Beliefs

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Routledge, Apr 21, 2006 - History - 224 pages
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.

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Bruce Chilton is Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson and priest at the Free church of Saint John the Evangelist in Barrytown, New York. He is the author of many scholarly articles and books, including Jewish-Christian Debates and A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible.

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