The Symbolic Jesus

Historical Scholarship, Judaism and the Construction of Contemporary Identity

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  • 1317324404
  • 9781845530068
  • 9781317324409
  • 9781317324393
It is widely accepted that Jesus was a Jew. However, both Christian and New Testament scholarship have a strong anti-Jewish history. 'The Symbolic Jesus' presents the controversies surrounding the Jewishness of Jesus. It examines the insistence among historical Jesus scholars that Jesus was a Jew and the ways this frames the figure of Jesus in ancient Christian literature. The book examines the anti-Jewish legacy of the past and more recent approaches to biblical scholarship. Contemporary identity issues - scholarly, political, religious and cultural - are shown to lie at the heart of the debate.
  • Taylor and Francis; August 2015
  • ISBN 9781317324409
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  • Title: The Symbolic Jesus
  • Author: William E. Arnal
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1317324404
  • 9781845530068
  • 9781317324409
  • 9781317324393

About The Author

William Arnal is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1317324404
  • 9781845530068
  • 9781317324409
  • 9781317324393