The Symbolic Jesus : Historical Scholarship, Judaism and the Construction of Contemporary Identity Hardback
Part of the Religion in Culture series
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2005
- Category: Christian theology
- ISBN: 9781845530068
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