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Removing the Weeds of Hatred from Jesus’ Garden of Love

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For many years, I wondered, like many of you, why Jews were so hated, thrown out of every nation in Europe, beaten and murdered in hideously large numbers. I read every book I could find on the subject and in time, the genesis of the atrocities became …

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Sociology, Jesus and Judaism in Galilee

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In recent years scholars have come to realize that to understand a biblical text, one must be aware of the social and cultural context in which it originated. That basic insight has been brought into sharper focus by the use of insights from sociology …

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Jesus’ Location in Christianity and Judaism

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Over the last century or more questions of Jesus’ place within Judaism and Christianity have been fiercely debated. Was Jesus a devout Jew firmly located within the Jewish traditions he inherited and within the ongoing tradition of the Mishnah and the…

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The Narratives of Jesus’ Passion and Anti-Judaism

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The dramatic power of these stories makes sensitive Christians uneasy. How can they be proclaimed …

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Jesus, The King of The Jews

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In the last centuries before the Common Era, it was the Greek and Roman authors who used the term, Jews (Ioudaioi), with reference to those diverse religious groups scattered throughout the Mediterranean world which claimed continuity with…

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A Sacred Obligation: Rethinking Christian Faith in Relation to Judaism and the Jewish People

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A STATEMENT BY THE CHRISTIAN SCHOLARS GROUP

Since its inception in 1969, the Christian Scholars Group has been seeking to develop more adequate Christian theologies of the…

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