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Judaism in the New Testament : Practices and Beliefs - Bruce Chilton

Judaism in the New Testament

Practices and Beliefs

Paperback Published: 19th October 1995
ISBN: 9780415118446
Number Of Pages: 224

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In "Judaism in the New Testament, " Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner, the most prolific author writing in English today, contend that, contrary to conventional wisdom, early Christians identified not as Christians, but as Jews. Drawing upon parts of the Gospels, the Letters of Paul, and the Letters to the Hebrews, Neusner and Chilton read the early Christianity as a formation of Judaism--a comprehensive, religious system that is nothing short of a Judaic account of Holy Israel.
Bound to be controversial, Neusner, an accomplished Talmudic scholar and Chilton examine the New Testament as a statement of the Torah of Sinai.
This important work provides a provocative and trenchant critique of existing scholarship that seeks to view Christianity as autonomous from Judaism. By examining Christianity as an extension of Judaism, Neusner and Chilton place Christianity in its proper historical, literary and religious context.

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"This study by two well-established scholars explores a fresh approach to Christian origins." -Regina A. Boisclair, "Journal of Ecumenical Studies "The value of this work lies in the step-by-step comparison and contrast of various responses to critical issues common to nearly all Jewish communities...The approach of this book, while introductory in nature, points the way to the future study of the NT documents." -"Review of Biblical Literature "The book is designed to afflict those who are comfortable in their assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, or both...In sum, it is less an up-to-the-minute presentation of modern NT scholarship and more a book of new ideas suitable for an adventurous teacher and class, or book study group.." -" Religious Studies Review, Vol. 23, April 1997 For the first time, in Judaism in the New Testament, two distinguished scholars take the earliest Christians at their word and ask: "If Christianity

Introduction
Judaism in the New Testamentor the New Testament's Particular Judaism?
No Orthodox, Traditional Judaism? The Issue of the Mishnah, The Judaism of Orthopraxy
Analysing a Judaism: How and Why?
Theory of the Social Entity: Who anmd What is Israel' in the Judaism of St. Paul
Paul's Competitors, Jesus's Disciples, and the Israel of Jesus
Practice: Jesus and the Torah
The Gospels' Judaic Way of Life
The Transformation of Judasim
From Salvation to Sanctification
The Letter to the Hebrews' Judaic World-View
Index
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ISBN: 9780415118446
ISBN-10: 0415118441
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 19th October 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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