Judaism and Jesus

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Zev Garber , Kenneth Hanson
  • Newcastle upon Tyme, England: 
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    , January
     184 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Yaakov Ariel forthcoming.


This insightful volume represents the hands-on experience in the world of academia of two Jewish scholars, one of Orthodox background and the other a convert to the Jewish faith. As a series of separate but interrelated essays, it approaches multiple issues touching both the historical Jesus (himself a pious Jew) and the modern phenomenon of Messianic Judaism. It bridges the gap between the typically isolated disciplines of Jewish and Christian scholarship and forges a fresh level of understanding across religious boundaries. It delves into such issues as the nature and essence of Jesus message (pietistic, militant or something of a hybrid), and whether Messianic Jews should be welcome in the larger Jewish community. Its ultimate challenge is to view sound scholarship as a means of bringing together disparate faith traditions around a common academic table. Serious research of the great Nazarene becomes interfaith discourse.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Zev Garber is Emeritus Professor and Chair of Jewish Studies and Philosophy at Los Angeles Valley College.

Kenneth Hanson is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the University of Central Florida Judaic Studies Program.



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