A Marginal Jew Hardback

Law and Love

by John P. Meier;

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A Marginal Jew

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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 rigour, 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.

A Marginal Jew by John P. Meier was published by Yale University Press in June 2009 and is our 56430th best seller. The ISBN for A Marginal Jew is 9780300140965.

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Details for A Marginal Jew

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherYale University Press (June 2009)
Number of Pages752
Thickness47 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1225847
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