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Early Judaism and Modern Culture: Literature and Theology

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2011 / Paperback

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The non-canonical literature of early Judaism, writings from the time between the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament (300 BCE - 200 CE) that have been lost, forgotten, and rediscovered, are the subject of ever increasing scholarly attention for biblical studies, Christian and Jewish Theology, and have shown to be exceptionaly relevant to the churches proclamation of the Gospel.

In Early Judaism and Modern Culture Gerbern Oegema explores these literary and religious works from a theological perspective, reviewing their reception throughout the course of religious history.

He demonstrates decisively that these books - more than merely objects of academic curiosity - have real theological and cultural relevance for today's churches, synagogues, and society as a whole.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 248
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802864449
ISBN-13: 9780802864444
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Publisher's Description

Gerbern Oegema has long been drawn to the noncanonical literature of early Judaism -- literature written between 300 b.c.e. and 200 c.e. These works, many of which have been lost, forgotten, and rediscovered, are now being studied with ever-increasing enthusiasm by scholars and students alike.

Although much recent attention has been given to the literary and historical merits of the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and other deutero- and extracanonical writings, Early Judaism and Modern Culture shows that it is also important to study these literary works from a theological perspective. To that end, Oegema considers the reception of early Jewish writings throughout history and identifies their theological contributions to many issues of perennial importance: ethics, politics, gender relations, interreligious dialogue, and more. Oegema demonstrates decisively that these books -- more than merely objects of academic curiosity -- have real theological and cultural relevance for churches, synagogues, and society at large today.

Author Bio

Gerbern S. Oegema is professor of biblical studies at McGill University, Montreal. Among his other books is The Anointed and His People: Messianic Expectations from the Maccabees to Bar Kochba.

Endorsements

James H. Charlesworth
-Princeton Theological Seminary
Through engaging words, Gerbern Oegema invites his readers to appreciate the vibrant and advanced world of the early Jews and how they have left us insights and visions for modern culture.

John J. Collins
-Yale Divinity School
In an era when biblical theology is commonly approached from a narrow canonical perspective, Oegema's demonstration of the theological and historical significance of the noncanonical writings of ancient Judaism is refreshing and important.

Editorial Reviews

James H. Charlesworth
— Princeton Theological Seminary
"Through engaging words, Gerbern Oegema invites his readers to appreciate the vibrant and advanced world of the early Jews and how they have left us insights and visions for modern culture."

John J. Collins
— Yale Divinity School
"In an era when biblical theology is commonly approached from a narrow canonical perspective, Oegema's demonstration of the theological and historical significance of the noncanonical writings of ancient Judaism is refreshing and important."

Journal of Ancient Judaism
"This volume contains a wealth of information on early Judaism, its writings and ideas, and relations with and influence on early Christianity and Greco-Roman culture. . . . This collection of essays will be of interest to all students of ancient or early Judaism and its writings, both canonical and non-canonical."
 

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