Friday, November 27, 2015

Sanders, Comparing Judaism and Christianity

Comparing Judaism and Christianity: Common Judaism, Paul, and the Inner and the Outer in Ancient Religion

Author: E. P. Sanders

Few scholars have so shaped the contemporary debate on the relation of early Christianity to early Judaism as E. P. Sanders, and no one has produced a clearer or more distinctive vision of that relationship as it was expressed in the figures of Jesus of Nazareth and Paul the apostle.

Gathered for the first time within one cover, here Sanders presents formative essays that show the structure of his approach and the insights it produces into Paul's relationship to Judaism and the Jewish law. Sanders addresses matters of definition ("common Judaism," "covenantal nomism"), diversity (the Judaism of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Diaspora), and key exegetical and historical questions relative to Jesus, Paul, and Christian origins in relationship to early Judaism.

These essays show a leading scholar at his most erudite as he carries forward and elaborates many of the insights that have become touchstones in New Testament interpretation.

ISBN: 9781506406077
Price: $39.00
ISBN: 9781506406084
Release date: March 1, 2016
Pages: 526
Width: 6
Height: 9