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Modern Jews engage the New Testament : enhancing Jewish well-being in a Christian environment / Michael J. Cook.

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  • ISBN: 9781580233132
  • ISBN: 1580233139
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 374 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Woodstock, Vt. : Jewish Lights Pub., [2008]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-341) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
When advice of sages ceases to be sage advice -- Results of ignorance: evolving Jewish views of Jesus -- Presenting the New Testament: order and dis-orders -- Prisms for viewing early Christianity -- Jesus and his setting in the Land of Israel -- Paul in his diaspora context -- Characteristic Jewish perspectives on the Gospels -- Mastering "Gospel dynamics": avenues to ponder -- Christmas: why the infancy ("virgin birth") stories arose -- Maundy (Holy) Thursday: can we right what's wrong with church "seders"? -- Good Friday: responding to blame for Jesus' death -- Good Friday (extended): did the Sanhedrin and Barabbas episodes actually occur? -- Easter: empty tomb enigmas -- Romans 9-11: why Paul's anxiety for Israel? -- The Gospel of Mark: destabilizing a betrayal by "Judas" ("the Jews"?) -- The Gospel of Matthew: why so "pro-Jewish" a flavor to so "anti-Jewish" a Gospel? -- The Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts: did Jews flock to Christianity? Luke's myth of the "myriads" -- The Gospel of John: why are Jesus' enemies so conspicuously termed "the Jews"? -- The Christian apocalypse: Jews as God's odometer in end-times scenarios -- Neutralizing missionary encroachment: conceptual frameworks -- My personal positions: where they may be distinctive -- Is the New Testament "antisemitic"? -- Never again! never before!
Summary, etc.:
Offers an introduction to Jesus and Paul, the Gospels, and Revelation, leading Jews out of anxieties that plague them and clarifying for Christians why Jews draw back from sacred Christian writings.
Subject: Jesus Christ > Jewish interpretations.
Bible. New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Judaism > Relations > Christianity.
Christianity and other religions > Judaism.

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