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The infant church in Jerusalem faced a quandary: what to do with Gentiles who desired to be part of the new body of Messianic believers. Today, the concern is reversed. How should the church view Jewish believers who want to express their nationality and heritage? Are Messianic congregations necessary, or should Jewish believers be incorporated into the Gentile church? How Jewish should a Messianic congregation be? In How Jewish is Christianity? one non-Jewish contributor and four Jewish leaders in Yeshua (Jesus) consider two different viewpoints on how Jewish disciples of Jesus can articulate and live out their faith. William Varner argues that we do not need the Messianic congregation because all the needs of Jewish believers can be met in the church. This book furnishes each perspective with a forum for presentation, critique, and defense, allowing you to draw your own conclusions. It also offers a perspective chapter on the future for Messianic Jews and a directory of Messianic movement organizations.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 8 X 5.31 (inches)
ISBN: 0310244900 ISBN-13: 9780310244905 UPC: 025986244903 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Stanley N. Gundry is executive vice president and editor-in-chief for the Zondervan Corporation. He has been an influential figure in the Evangelical Theological Society, serving as president of ETS and on its executive committee, and is adjunct professor of Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He is the author of seven books and has written many articles appearing in popular and academic periodicals. SPANISH BIO: Stanley N . Gundry es Vicepresidente Ejecutivo y Editor Jefe de la Corporacion Zondervan. Ha sido una figura influyente en la Sociedad Teologica Evangelica (ETS por sus siglas en ingles), habiendo servido como Presidente de la misma y trabajado en su Comite Ejecutivo. Es profesor adjunto de Teologia Historica en el Seminario Teologico de Grand Rapids. Tambienb es autor de siete libros y ha escrito numerosos articulos que han visto la luz en diversas publicaciones periodicas, tanto populares como academicas.
The late Louis Goldberg (ThD, Grace Theological Seminary), general editor, served on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute for thirty years and was the author of Our Jewish Friends, Are There Two Ways of Atonement? and other books.
William Varner (EdD, Temple University), formerly dean of the Institute of Biblical Studies with Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, is professor of biblical studies at The Master's College in California.
Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum (ThM, PhD, New York University) is the founder and director of Ariel Ministries.
David Stern (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the translator of the Jewish New Testament and the Complete Jewish Bible.
John Fischer (ThD, California Graduate School of Theology, PhD University of South Florida) is a rabbi and chairman of Judaic Studies at St. Petersburg Theological Seminary.
Gershon Nerel (PhD, Hebrew University, Jerusalem) has served with the International Messianic Jewish Alliance and the Messianic Jewish Alliance of Israel.