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Bibil Identifier bibil:201649
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) A Marginal Jew. Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Volume Four. Law and Love
Author Meier, John P.
Undefined link A Marginal Jew. Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Volume Three. Companions and Competitors
Undefined link A Marginal Jew. Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Volume Two. Mentor, Message, and Miracles
Undefined link A Marginal Jew. Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Volume One. The Roots of the Problem and the Person
Review article Un’opera imponente, ma molto discutibile: Riflessioni su Un ebreo marginale di J.P. Meier
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature TVA 74613/4
Place 225.091
Publishing house Yale University Press
Place New Haven
ISBN 978-0-300-14096-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 735 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract John Meier’s previous volumes in the acclaimed series A Marginal Jew are founded upon the notion that while solid historical information about Jesus is quite limited, people of different faiths can nevertheless arrive at a consensus on fundamental historical facts of his life. In this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the series, Meier approaches a fresh topic—the teachings of the historical Jesus concerning Mosaic Law and morality—with the same rigor, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on display in his earlier works.
After correcting misconceptions about Mosaic Law in Jesus’ time, this volume addresses the teachings of Jesus on major legal topics like divorce, oaths, the Sabbath, purity rules, and the various love commandments in the Gospels. What emerges from Meier’s research is a profile of a complicated first-century Palestinian Jew who, far from seeking to abolish the Law, was deeply engaged in debates about its observance. Only by embracing this portrait of the historical Jesus grappling with questions of the Torah do we avoid the common mistake of constructing Christian moral theology under the guise of studying “Jesus and the Law,” the author concludes.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Divorce (Pages: 74-181)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Oath (Pages: 182-234)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Sabbath (Pages: 235-341)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Purity - Impurity (Pages: 342-477)
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Love (Pages: 478-646)
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