By Walter Homolka
"This publication bargains a optimistic contribution to the debates at the theological importance of Jewish and Christian methods to the historic Jesus. The author's wisdom of Jewish and Christian discourses on either side of the Atlantic is impressive." · Werner G. Jeanrond, collage of Oxford
After centuries of persecution, oppression, pressured migrations, and exclusion within the identify of Christ, the improvement of a Jewish "Quest for the old Jesus" might sound unforeseen. This e-book offers an outline and research of many of the Jewish views at the Nazarene during the centuries, emphasizing the range of German voices in Anglo-American contexts. It explores the explanations for a gentle bring up in Jewish curiosity in Jesus because the finish of the eighteenth century, arguing that this development had a strategic aim: the justification of Judaism as a residing religion along Christianity.
Rabbi Walter Homolka is the rector of the Abraham Geiger university, Germany's first rabbinical seminary after the Holocaust, and a professor of contemporary Jewish proposal on the tuition of Jewish Theology of the collage of Potsdam in Germany. lively in Jewish-Christian discussion, he's writer of many books, together with The Gate to Perfection: the belief of Peace in Jewish proposal (Berghahn 1995), Jewish identification nowa days: Leo Baeck and German Protestantism (Berghahn 1995), and co-author with Hans Küng of ways to Do strong & keep away from Evil: a world Ethic from the assets of Judaism (Skylight Paths, 2009).
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The work was completed by a student and includes fifty chapters in defense of the Jewish faith and another fifty chapters on contradictions and errors in the New Testament. Isaac of Troki criticized the fact that the author of the Gospels accused the Jews of Jesus’s death even though Jesus himself had wished to fulfill his God’s will by dying. He also noted that the Gospels offer no clear evidence for the Trinity, the virgin birth, and the supposed divinity of the Son of Man. 2 These writings, which had been largely ignored by Christians, were rediscovered to scholarship in the nineteenth century thanks to Abraham Geiger’s Issak Troki: Ein Apologet des Judenthums am Ende des 16.
Reimarus, who was appointed professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages at the Hamburg Gymnasium, never made his views on Christianity public. ”10 According to Reimarus, Jesus considered himself the Jewish Messiah, a politically motivated candidate for kingship who had announced the deliverance of the Jews from the Romans as the beginning of the Kingdom of God. In opposition to Judaism, his disciples subsequently made him into the savior of people, delivering them from sin, and made him the founder of Christianity.
While the former is characterized by vigorous polemic, this is largely absent from the latter. Schäfer explains this discrepancy by drawing our attention to the fact that the rabbis of Babylonia, in the anti-Christian Sassanid Empire, were encouraged to polemicize, while criticism in the regions where the Palestinian Talmud originated was only possible in encrypted form. ”9 The Toledot Yeshu There is a coherent narrative about Jesus and the origins of Christianity in the form of the Toledot Yeshu, which is available in Aramaic, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Jewish Arabic.
Jesus Reclaimed: Jewish Perspectives on the Nazarene by Walter Homolka