Comparing Judaism and Christianity

Common Judaism, Paul, and the Inner and the Outer in Ancient Religion

Comparing Judaism and Christianity: Common Judaism, Paul, and the Inner and the Outer in Ancient Religion Author E. P. Sanders
Isbn 9781506406077
File size 5MB
Year 2016
Pages 468
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

Few scholars have so shaped the contemporary debate on the relation of early Christianity to early Judaism as E. P. Sanders, and no one has produced a clearer or more distinctive vision of that relationship" as it was expressed in the figures of Jesus of Nazareth and Paul the apostle. Gathered for the first time within one cover, here Sanders presents formative essays that show the structure of his approach and the insights it produces into Paul's relationship to Judaism and the Jewish law. Sanders addresses matters of definition ("common Judaism," "covenantal nomism"), diversity (the Judaism of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Diaspora), and key exegetical and historical questions relative to Jesus, Paul, and Christian origins in relationship to early Judaism. These essays show a leading scholar at his most erudite as he carries forward and elaborates many of the insights that have become touchstones in New Testament interpretation.

 

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