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

September 18, 2014|
The Symbolic Jesus: Historical Scholarship, Judaism and the Construction of Contemporary Identity by William E. Arnal
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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.
William Arnal is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
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Title:The Symbolic Jesus: Historical Scholarship, Judaism and the Construction of Contemporary IdentityFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0 inPublished:September 18, 2014Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845530071

ISBN - 13:9781845530075

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