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Healing the Jewish-Christian Rift: Growing Beyond Our Wounded History

Religion


by
Laura Bernstein (Author), Ron Miller (Author) and Beatrice, Dr. Bruteau (Introduction author)

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Language: English


Judaism and Christianity have had a volatile relationship in their two-thousand-year history. This collaborative effort brings together the voices of Christian scholar Ron Miller and Jewish scholar Laura Bernstein to trace the Jewish-Christian schism to its very source in the first book of the New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew. Illuminating the often misunderstood context of Matthew’s gospel-a persecuted Christian minority writing some sixty years after Jesus’s death-this examination of a foundational Christian text discerns the ways in which the Jewishness of Jesus was forgotten and Jews and Judaism became Christianity’s foil. More important, it takes a renewed look at Matthew with contemporary retellings that present a new and better future of conciliation and compassion between the two faith traditions.

Judaism and Christianity have had a volatile relationship in their two-thousand-year history. This collaborative effort brings together the voices of Christian scholar Ron Miller and Jewish scholar Laura Bernstein to trace the Jewish-Christian schism to its very source in the first book of the New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew. Illuminating the often misunderstood context of Matthew’s gospel-a persecuted Christian minority writing some sixty years after Jesus’s… (more)

Judaism and Christianity have had a volatile relationship in their two-thousand-year history. This collaborative effort brings together the voices of Christian scholar Ron Miller and Jewish scholar Laura Bernstein to trace the Jewish-Christian schism to its very source in the first book of the New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew. Illuminating the often misunderstood context of Matthew’s gospel-a persecuted Christian minority writing some sixty years after Jesus’s death-this examination of a foundational Christian text discerns the ways in which the Jewishness of Jesus was forgotten and Jews and Judaism became Christianity’s foil. More important, it takes a renewed look at Matthew with contemporary retellings that present a new and better future of conciliation and compassion between the two faith traditions.

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