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Judaism in the New Testament explains how the writings of the early church emerged from communities which defined themselves in Judaic terms even as they professed faith in Christ. These two extremely distinguished scholars introduce readers to the plurality of Judaisms of the period. They show, by examining a variety of texts, how the major figures of the New Testament reflect distinctly Judaic practices and beliefs. This important study shows how the early movement centred on Jesus is best seen as 'Christian Judaism'. Only with the Epistle to the Hebrews did the profile of a new and distinct Christian religion emerge.
Introduction I. Judaism in the New Testamentor the New Testament's Particular Judaism? II. No Orthodox, Traditional Judaism? The Issue of the Mishnah, The Judaism of Orthopraxy III. Analysing a Judaism: How and Why? IV. Theory of the Social Entity: Who anmd What is Israel' in the Judaism of St. Paul V. Paul's Competitors, Jesus's Disciples, and the Israel of Jesus VI. Practice: Jesus and the Torah. The Gospels' Judaic Way of Life VII. The Transformation of Judasim. From Salvation to Sanctification. The Letter to the Hebrews' Judaic World-View Index
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