The Symbolic Jesus: Historical Scholarship, Judaism and the Construction of Contemporary Identity

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Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2005 - Religion - 97 pages
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It is widely accepted that Jesus was a Jew. However, both Christian and New Testament scholarship have a strong anti-Jewish history. 'The Symbolic Jesus' presents the controversies surrounding the Jewishness of Jesus. It examines the insistence among historical Jesus scholars that Jesus was a Jew and the ways this frames the figure of Jesus in ancient Christian literature. The book examines the anti-Jewish legacy of the past and more recent approaches to biblical scholarship. Contemporary identity issues - scholarly, political, religious and cultural - are shown to lie at the heart of the debate.
 

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Chapter 3
20
Chapter 4
39
Chapter 5
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William Arnal is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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