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Author Chilton, Bruce.

Title Judaism in the New Testament : Practices and Beliefs
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2006
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Contents JUDAISM IN THE NEW TESTAMENT -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Judaism In The New Testament Or The New Testament's Particular Judaism? -- Religious diversity within Judaism -- Christianity a Judaism -- The Judaism of the New Testament -- From one universal Judaism universally attested for a given age to a singular Judaism attested by a coherent canon -- 2 No Orthodox, Traditional Judaism? The issue of the Mishnah, the Judaism of orthopraxy -- A religious system: not a book but a community represented by a book -- No single Judaism but a single and uniform Judaic law? The allegation of orthopraxy examined -- A Judaic system that makes its statement through law: the Mishnah and the issue of a cumulative tradition of orthopraxy -- Scripture and (a) Judaism: the case of the Mishnah -- An example of a documentary statement of a Judaic system: the Mishnah's Judaism -- Orthopraxy or a Judaism? -- 3 Analyzing a Judaism? How and why? -- Defining a Judaism and its components: what is to be done? -- What is at stake and what is to be gained? -- A religious reading of religion -- Do we ever know what we cannot show? The question of what is to be taken for granted -- Is there a single Judaism behind the multiplicity of documents? The debate with E.P. Sanders -- The Judaism behind the texts -- The context of all Judaisms -- 4 Theory Of The Social Entity Who and what is "Israel" in the Judaism of St Paul? -- The urgent question -- Torah and Christ, Israel and the gentiles -- Paul's argument in Romans 9-11 -- Paul's use of Scripture in Romans 9-11 -- The purpose of Paul in Romans 9-11 -- Finding a place for gentiles within Israel -- Supernatural, transcendental Israel -- The importance of Israel in Paul's Judaism -- The importance of Israel in the Essene Judaism of Qumran -- Israel and the last Adam
What is at stake in the election of Israel? -- 5 Paul's Competitors, Jesus' Disciples, And The Israel Of Jesus -- Paul's Abraham: Father of "the Israel of God" -- James' Jesus: Davidic scion of Israel -- Peter's interpretation of Moses -- The interpretative resolution of "Israel" in the Synoptic Gospels -- Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John -- Jesus' Israel and the generation of Christianity -- 6 Practice: Jesus And The Torah The Gospels' Judaic way of life -- Knowing God, imitating God -- Transcending Sinai, surpassing the Torah -- "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest." "For the son of man is Lord of the Sabbath" -- "If you would be perfect, go, sell all you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in Heaven, and come, follow me" -- The weightier matters of the law -- The reformation of the family -- 7 The Transformation Of Judaism: From The Salvation To Sanctification The letter to the Hebrews' Judaic world-view -- The requirement of a Judaic system's world-view -- From salvation to sanctification -- Hebrews' new religion -- Notes -- Index
Summary 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 C̀hristian Judaism'. Only with the Epistle to the Hebrews did the profile of a new and distinct Christian religion emerge
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Subject Bible. -- N.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Christianity -- Origin.
Jewish sects -- History
Judaism (Christian theology)
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity -- Origin.
Interfaith relations.
Jewish sects.
Judaism (Christian theology)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Neusner, Jacob.
ISBN 0203134214