Download e-book for kindle: A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume 4: by John P. Meier

By John P. Meier

ISBN-10: 0300140967

ISBN-13: 9780300140965

John Meier’s prior volumes within the acclaimed sequence A Marginal Jew are based upon the idea that whereas sturdy old information regarding Jesus is sort of restricted, humans of alternative faiths can however arrive at a consensus on primary old evidence of his existence. during this eagerly expected fourth quantity within the sequence, Meier ways a clean topic—the teachings of the historic Jesus referring to Mosaic legislations and morality—with an identical rigor, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on show in his past works.

 

After correcting misconceptions approximately Mosaic legislation in Jesus’ time, this quantity addresses the lessons of Jesus on significant criminal issues like divorce, oaths, the Sabbath, purity ideas, and some of the love commandments within the Gospels. What emerges from Meier’s examine is a profile of a classy first-century Palestinian Jew who, faraway from looking to abolish the legislation, used to be deeply engaged in debates approximately its observance. merely by way of embracing this portrait of the old Jesus grappling with questions of the Torah will we steer clear of the typical mistake of making Christian ethical theology less than the guise of learning “Jesus and the Law,” the writer concludes.

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