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04229

Last Name
VAN DE POLL
First Name
Evert W.
Title
Sacred Times For Chosen People: Development of the Messianic Jewish Movement and its Holiday Practice
Publisher
Boekencentrum Uitgevers
Year
2008
Group
JCR8 PRO4
Comments
Boekencentrum Uitgevers
Summary: How do Messianic Jews reinterpret and reformat biblical/Jewish holidays? Is the worship style of their congregations a return to ‘Jewish roots’? What is the rationale of the Messianic Movement and its celebrations? Combining historiography and analytical investigation, this study brings to light the various ways in which Jewish believers in Jesus identify with the heritage of their people. Celebrating Sabbath and ‘the Feasts of Israel’ appears to be a major, if not the most important cultural identity marker – especially of Messianic congregations.

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