This unique book is an exploration of Christianity alongside Jewish guides who are well-studied in and sympathetic to Christianity, but who remain "near Christianity."Reflecting on his journeys within biblical studies and contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue, Anthony Le Donne illustrates not only...
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This unique book is an exploration of Christianity alongside Jewish guides who are well-studied in and sympathetic to Christianity, but who remain "near Christianity."Reflecting on his journeys within biblical studies and contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue, Anthony Le Donne illustrates not only the value but also the necessity of continued Jewish friendship for the Christian life. With the help of Jewish friends and mentors, he presents a deeper and more complex Christian faith, offering readers a better vision of the beauty and genius of Christianity, but also an honest look at its warts and failings. Weaving his own story and personal conversations with Jewish friends, Le Donne, a respected scholar and published author, models how his fellow Christians can avoid blurring the differences between Christianity and Judaism on the one hand and exaggerating them on the other.
Anthony Le Donne (Ph.D., University of Durham) is Assistant Professor of New Testament and Second-Temple Judaism at Lincoln Christian University. Visit his blog at www.anthonyledonne.com
He is the author of Violence and the Bible: Complex Militancy and Metaphor in a Complex World (In collaboration with Joel N. Lohr and Robert Barrett); Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How Can We Know It? (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010) and The Historiographical Jesus: Memory, Typology and the Son of David (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009)
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- This Unique Book Is An Exploration Of Christianity Alongside Jewish Guides Who Are Well-studied In And Sympathetic To Christianity, But Who Remain "near Christianity."reflecting On His Journeys Within Biblical Studies And Contemporary Jewish-christian Dialogue, Anthony Le Donne Illustrates Not Only The Value But Also The Necessity Of Continued Jewish Friendship For The Christian Life. With The Help Of Jewish Friends And Mentors, He Presents A Deeper And More Complex Christian Faith, Offering Readers A Better Vision Of The Beauty And Genius Of Christianity, But Also An Honest Look At Its Warts And Failings. Weaving His Own Story And Personal Conversations With Jewish Friends, Le Donne, A Respected Scholar And Published Author, Models How His Fellow Christians Can Avoid Blurring The Differences Between Christianity And Judaism On The One Hand And Exaggerating Them On The Other.