The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination

A Study in Modern Jewish-Christian Relations

Author: Daniel R. Langton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139486322

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination is a pioneering multidisciplinary examination of Jewish perspectives on Paul of Tarsus. Here, the views of individual Jewish theologians, religious leaders, and biblical scholars of the last 150 years, together with artistic, literary, philosophical, and psychoanalytical approaches, are set alongside popular cultural attitudes. Few Jews, historically speaking, have engaged with the first-century Apostle to the Gentiles. The modern period has witnessed a burgeoning interest in this topic, however, with treatments reflecting profound concerns about the nature of Jewish authenticity and the developing intercourse between Jews and Christians. In exploring these issues, Jewish commentators have presented Paul in a number of apparently contradictory ways. The Apostle Paul in the Jewish Imagination represents an important contribution to Jewish cultural studies and to the study of Jewish-Christian relations.

Paul of Tarsus

A Visionary Life

Author: Edward Stourton

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 1587680327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 215

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Paul of Tarsus is widely regarded as the founder of organized Christianity. Edward Stourton's fascinating exploration of this historical figure and the land in which he lived involves both a first-hand account of the author's journey following in St. Paul's footsteps as well as reflections on Paul's life and his religious and political legacy. Difficult as it is to get behind the interpretations and embellishments to find the real man, it is clear that Paul's overwhelming influence lives on. He is responsible for some of the biggest controversies within Christianity, as well as between Christianity and Islam, and Christianity and Judaism. Stourton's detailed research and lively, enthusiastic writing style provide insights into the experiences, education, and background which helped to shape this most pragmatic and inspirational of biblical figures. The author develops St. Paul from a shadowy figure in the New Testament to a truly flesh and blood personality, and shows him to be as influential in shaping the cultural and political climate of our times as Jesus himself.

Hugh Schonfield

A Case Study of Complex Jewish Identities

Author: Owen Power

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620322676

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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With this book, Owen Power offers the first full-length intellectual history of the thinker Hugh Schonfield (1901-1988). Power contextualises Schonfield and his work in the spheres of Jewish ideology and Messianic Jewish politics as a means to explain the complicated nature of Messianic Jewish identity. There are many problems in making sense of the varied claims made about the Jewishness of Jewish Believers in Jesus--as there is a striking lack of agreement as to their Jewish status among halakhic authorities--and there is no real consensus among Messianic Jews themselves in answering the question, "Who is a (Messianic) Jew?" On the other hand, the attitude of many Jewish commentators regarding Messianic Jews is that they are traitors and apostates pretending to be Jews--Christian missionaries hell-bent on enticing Jews from their communities to the welcoming embrace of the Church. Normative Jewish opinion tends to treat Jewish Believers in Jesus as a monolithic group and thus fails to recognise the wide range of groups and individuals who claim to be Messianic Jews, even if there is among them little consensus as to what such a label means. Schonfield's case both reinforces such convictions and problematizes them.

The Acts of the Apostles

Author: P.D. James

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861077

Category: Bibles

Page: 96

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Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James

The Acts of Paul

A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary

Author: Richard I. Pervo

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087146X

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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This is the most complete translation of the Acts of Paul in English, together with a detailed commentary. The orientation is primarily literary, with detailed attention to the history of composition and revision. Unlike many studies, this commentary does not focus upon the story of Thecla.

St. Paul

The Apostle We Love to Hate

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544617398

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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A stirring account of the life of Paul, who brought Christianity to the Jews, by the most popular writer on religion in the English-speaking world, Karen Armstrong, author ofThe History of God, which has been translated into thirty languages

History of Jewish Christianity

Author: R' Yaakov Bar Yosef,H Schonfield

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329456408

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Among histories of Christianity there has long existed a gap, which either has passed unnoticed or has been deemed of little consequence by Christian scholars. It is only where this gap is at its narrowest, in the early days of the Church, that any consideration has been paid to it, and then the treatment of the subject involved, the life and faith of primitive Jewish Christianity, has been of the most partial character. A common judgment has been expressed by the late Dr. Hort in his lectures on Judaistic Christianuy. He describes the Jewish Church as; “a natural product of the circumstances of the Apostolic Age, living on for some generations, and that probably not without times of revival, but becoming more and more evidently a futile anachronism as the main body of the Church grew up into a stately tree in the eyes of all men; and at length dying naturally away.”

The Forty Days of Musa Dagh

Author: Franz Werfel

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 1567924077

Category: Fiction

Page: 893

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The book that first drew America's attention to the Armenian Genocide, which began 100 years ago on April 24, 1915. The Forty Days of Musa Dagh is Franz Werfel's masterpiece, bringing him international acclaim and a BOMC Main Selection. First published in 1933, the chilling and riveting story takes place along the Anatolian coast in the mountain villages that chose to disobey the deportation order of the Turkish government, fearlessly repelling Turkish soldiers and police throughout the summer of 1915. Most significantly, it is the first book to deal seriously with "ethnic cleansing," an early clarion call that some heard but few heeded. This edition presents the first full English translation, with an introduction by Vartan Gregorian. In every sense, a true and thrilling novel.--The New York Times Book Review

The Corinthian Body

Author: Dale B. Martin

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300081725

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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Annotation In this intriguing discussion of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, Dale Martin contends that Paul's various disagreements with the Corinthians were the result of a fundamental conflict over the ideological construction of the human body (and hence the church as the body of Christ). This led to differing opinions on a variety of theological viewpoints--including the role of rhetoric and philosophy in a hierarchical society, the eating of meat sacrificed to idols, prostitution, sexual desire and marriage, and the resurrection of the body. Book jacket.

Norwegian by Night

Author: Derek B. Miller

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547934882

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Crime Writers Association John Creasey Dagger Award winner An ECONOMIST TOP FICTION TITLE OF THE YEAR A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A GUARDIAN BEST CRIME AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR “A soulful, humane, and sparklingly funny novel. Spend some time with Sheldon and company in the Scandinavian wilderness and you just might make peace with your god, your ghosts, and yourself.” — Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story Sheldon Horowitz—widowed, impatient, impertinent—has grudgingly agreed to leave New York and move in with his granddaughter, Rhea, and her new husband, Lars, in Norway—a country of blue and ice with one thousand Jews, not one of them a former Marine sniper in the Korean War turned watch repairman. Not until now, anyway. Home alone one morning, Sheldon witnesses a dispute between the woman who lives upstairs and an aggressive stranger. When events turn dire, Sheldon seizes and shields the neighbor’s young son from the violence, and they flee the scene. As Sheldon and the boy look for a safe haven in an alien world, past and present weave together, forcing them ever forward to a wrenching moment of truth. “This is one of the best books of the season, of any genre.” — Buffalo News “Miller joins the ranks of Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, and Jo Nesbø, the holy trinity of Scandinavian crime novelists.” — Booklist (starred review) AN INDIE NEXT SELECTION

Proclaiming the Messiah

The Life and Letters of Paul of Tarsus, Envoy to the Nations

Author: Hugh J. Schonfield

Publisher: N.A


Category: Philosophy

Page: 245

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The author provides evidence that Paul was not, as Christians claim, the founder of a new religion, but a Jewish mystic who believed in the coming of the Messiah, whom he saw in Jesus.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to The Romans

Author: Ruth Rendell

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861085

Category: Bibles

Page: 48

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Paul was the most influential figure in the early Christian church. In this epistle, written to the founders of the church in Rome, he sets out some of his ideas on the importance of faith in overcoming mankind's innate sinfulness and in obtaining redemption. With an introduction by Ruth Rendell

The Gospel of John - Volume Two

The Original Version Restored and Translated

Author: James David Audlin

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495225536

Category: Bibles

Page: 558

View: 5349

This is the only narrative ever written about Jesus by actual eyewitnesses: the Beloved Disciple, Jesus's wife Mary, and the gifted scholar-author John the Presbyter. It is also one of the world's greatest works of literature, modelled on classical Greek theatre and philosophy, but soaring above them in its own new genre. It was itself less successfully imitated later. The original work was never completed before the author was arrestedand sent into exile. For safekeeping, his friends sent the unfinished manuscript to far-away Pontus. But, even there, the hand of Rome nearly destroyed it. A foolish young man named Marcion rescued it, and had the sense to put it into the hands of the Presbyter's spiritual heirs, and they published it. While the manuscript languished in Pontus some pages got lost or disordered. And after publication various editors changed the manuscript again and again to suit the changing doctrines of the newly established Christian religion, even adding spurious new material. Simply put, the gospel as we have it today is a mess: a beautiful and inspiring mess, but a mess nonetheless. This translation undoes the damage to restore -- not the unfinished original text, but the masterpiece John the Presbyter sought to compose. By so doing we gain a sharply drawn first-hand account of Jesus. Here we encounter a vividly real man sent by God to urge humanity to accept God's will. He is described in a narrative set down before creeds and doctrines repackaged him as an incarnate deity. For a world that has replaced truth with lies, spirituality with commerce, and wisdom with hatred, this work gives us undiluted the sacred wisdom shared with us by a man many call the greatest who ever lived. Volume One contains the carefully restored text in English and Greek, and a history of how the gospel was written, nearly lost to the world several times, and finally published. Volume Two includes detailed commentaries that burnish this masterpiece for the modern reader.

Paul and the Salvation of Mankind

Author: Johannes Munck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780334012290

Category: Religion

Page: 351

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... a penetrating study of the missionary strategy and ideas of the Apostle to the Gentiles. The author argues with great skill the thesis that St Paul was never opposed to Jerusalem or to a Judaising party inside the Primitive Church, but that all his work among the Gentiles had a thoroughly Jewish inspiration and was founded on loyalty to the Jewish tradition. Professor Munck may not always carry conviction, but his arguments deserve careful study and are a valuable corrective to theories which represent St Paul and his theology as independent of Christianity's historic roots in Jewish thought.' Church Times 'Here is a book fertile in ideas, which are strongly supported by careful scholarship and argued very persuasively. It has something illuminating to say about almost every Pauline epistle, and there are fine sections of detailed exposition. It presents a picture of Paul which may be a better pointer to the truth, even if some arguments must be seriously questioned, than the conventional representation. This is an important book for scholars and advanced students.' Methodist Recorder 'This is an important book to read and to read again, and to examine its conclusions from a fresh study of the text. The Preacher will gain a new vision of his vocation in a splendid paragraph on 'the trembling apostle' and will be set on fire for preaching by some of the exegesis which this book contains.' Manse Mail Johannes Munck, who died in 1965, was Professor of New Testament Exegesis in the University of Aarhus, Denmark. His classic study is now reissued after an absence of some years.

The Triumph of Christianity

How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501136720

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years. Christianity didn’t have to become the dominant religion in the West. It easily could have remained a sect of Judaism fated to have the historical importance of the Sadducees or the Essenes. In The Triumph of Christianity, Bart Ehrman, a master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, shows how a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries. The Triumph of Christianity combines deep knowledge and meticulous research in an eye-opening, immensely readable narrative that upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.

St Paul

The Misunderstood Apostle

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782398158


Page: 160

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