Judaism in the New Testament: Practices and Beliefs

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Routledge, Apr 21, 2006 - History - 224 pages
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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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About the authors, from the back cover of the book: "Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College, New York. He has taught and written extensively on early Christianity ... Read full review

Contents

1 Judaism In The New Testament Or The New Testaments Particular Judaism?
1
2 No Orthodox Traditional Judaism? The issue of the Mishnah the Judaism of orthopraxy
19
3 Analyzing a Judaism? How and why?
42
4 Theory Of The Social Entity Who and what is Israel in the Judaism of St Paul?
58
5 Pauls Competitors Jesus Disciples And The Israel Of Jesus
98
Jesus And The Torah The Gospels Judaic way of life
129
From The Salvation To Sanctification The letter to the Hebrews Judaic worldview
160
Notes
189
Index
200
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