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- In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity
- InterVarsity Press
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Contents: pt 1. The mother soul: Judaism from the Maccabees to the Rabbis. The cultural dimension: Judaism & Hellenism -- The political dimension: Jews & the Roman empire -- The geographical dimension: The land of Israel and the Diaspora -- Jerusalem: the city of the Temple -- How many Judaisms? -- pt. 2. Christian beginnings: from Jewish party to Gentile church. Jesus within Judaism -- The early Jerusalem community of believers in Jesus -- The mission to the Gentiles & the question of the Torah -- The land of Israel: the church of Jewish believers -- The Diaspora: the church of Jews & Gentiles -- Encounter with paganism, and the Jewish heritage -- Orthodoxy & heresy: the challenge from gnosticism and Marcion -- Elder & younger brothers: the second-century debate with Judaism -- pt. 3. The persistence of the Jewish heritage : faith & order in the early church. Which book belongs in the Bible? -- Christology in the making (1): the Messiah -- Christology in the making (2) : The incarnate word -- The creative Spirit -- Conversion, baptism & new life -- Worship & calendar: the Christian week and year -- Passover & Eucharist -- Epilogue: The church facing a new era.
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