Jesus and the Judaism of His Time  -     By: Irving M. Zeitlin
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Jesus and the Judaism of His Time

Polity Press / 1991 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 204
Vendor: Polity Press
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 9.02 X 6.01 X 0.76 (inches)
ISBN: 0745607845
ISBN-13: 9780745607849

Editorial Reviews

'A tour de force, an intellectual feat of great distinction.'Arnold Age s, University of Waterloo

'An important addition to the scholarship of the most criticalperiod in the formation of what has come to be called the'Judeo-Christian heritage'. It will be of great interest to generalreaders.' St Louis Jewish Light

'Zeitlin has digested a great deal of scholarly material andimparts it with brevity and clarity.' Canadian JewishNews

'A well-written project with many other admirable features'Toronto Journal of Theology

'Admirable in its clarity, its clean, direct, unpretentiousstyle, and its careful arrangement.' ContemporarySociology

'Zeitlin offers Christians the opportunity to rise to thechallenge of understanding the gospels from a Jewish perspective,historically based, while returning to the basics of the faith ofthe church in their simplest expressions, i.e., the expressions ofthe gospel accounts themselves. 'Didaskalia

‘How Jewish was Jesus? Did he consider himself theMessiah? Why was he executed by the Romans as a political rebel?What did Jesus really think about the Sabbath, dietary laws, andthe idea of divorce? How did Paul misinterpret Jesus’ majorconcepts? How did the early church separate form Judaism? These aresome of the contentious and complex questions that Irving M.Zeitlin, professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto,examines in this concise and scholarly study. The author reviewsJesus’ life and teaching in relation to his social milieu andhistorical period. His method is sociological and proves to be afruitful approach to problems, questions and issues that have beendiscussed by scholars over the centuries.’ Canadian JewishNews

‘…a tour de force, an intellectual feat of greatdistinction.’ Arnold Ages, University ofWaterloo

‘… an important addition to the scholarship of themost critical period in the formation of what has come to be calledthe “Judeo-Christian heritage”. It will be a greatvalue to serious scholars and a great interest to generalreaders.’ St. Louis Jewish Light

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