Near Christianity: How Jews and Judasim Saved My Faith in Jesus
: This is book is an exploration of Christianity alongside Jewish guides who are well-studied in and sympathetic to Christianity, but only ever "near Christianity." Not only did the borders created by Jews and Judaism help to define early Christianity,...
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This is book is an exploration of Christianity alongside Jewish guides who are well-studied in and sympathetic to Christianity, but only ever "near Christianity." Not only did the borders created by Jews and Judaism help to define early Christianity, even today dialogue with Jewish teachers continues to reveal the very heart of Christian identity. Using his journey within historical Jesus research and New Testament studies, Anthony Le Donne illustrates the value in continued Jewish guidance for the Christian life. With the help of Jewish friends and mentors, he has embraced a deeper and more complex Christian faith and gained a better vision of the beauty and genius of Christianity, but also of its warts and failings.
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)
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- :introduction: More Than Mere1. On The Border Of Pilgrim And Stranger2. On The Border Of Caricature And Friendship3. On The Border Of Faith And Memory4. On The Border Of Belief And Belonging5. On The Border Of Holocaust And Survival6. On The Border Of Laughter And Grief7. On The Border Of Judaism And Jesus8. On The Borders Of Faith, Fault, And Forgiveness)a View From The Borders: What I Learned About Christianity