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The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (2006)

by Amy-Jill Levine

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Outstanding and vitally important information and perspective from Dr. Levine.
  DillonNaberCruz | Jun 6, 2019 |
In the The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.
  tony_sturges | Mar 15, 2018 |
Some very good insights in this book and Levine makes some very good points about some of the common errors in NT exegesis concerning Jesus and His relationship to the Jewish people. It is so easy to interpret and teach about NT topics in such a way that it comes across as anti-Jewish. Although I think at times that Levine over-interprets apparent anti-Jewish material, putting it in worse light than it deserves, but she is also gracious enough to recognize that many Christian theologians to not intend to foster anti-Jewish attitudes. Levine makes a very important and strong case for interfaith dialog between Jews and Christians. She writes from the very unique perspective of being a female, Jewish, NT theologian. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
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  OberlinSWAP | Aug 1, 2015 |
A Jewish scholar offers great, even humorous, insight into Jewish-Christian relations by seeking to understand and affirm Jesus' Jewishness. The author makes a strong case for understanding Jesus as a Jew speaking to Jews and for viewing Christianity as a Jewish movement.
  PendleHillLibrary | Sep 24, 2014 |
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This book could profitably be read by seminary students, pastors, academics, and lay people, for two important reasons: First, in order to understand a representative modern Jewish view of Jesus and the NT (and so to hear what some Jews are saying), and second, in order to take it to heart and so help diminish anti-Semitic and anti-Jewish attitudes in the church (and so to help educate the church).
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For Jay, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Alexander David
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When I was a child, my ambition was to be pope.
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In contrast to the proclamation heard so often today that "I am saved," Paul tends to put the idea of salvation in the future. Jesus justifies and sanctifies (in the present), but one is saved in the future.
Anti-Judaism is usually defined as a theological position rather than an essentialist or racialist one: it is the rejection of specific Jewish teachings and practices and/or of Judaism as a "way of life" or means of salvation.
To engage in interfaith conversation means to understand that what is dogma to one participant is danger to another, that what is profound may also be painful.
And as long as the churches refuse to acknowledge their own involvement in a text and a history marked by violence as well as peace, no religion is safe.
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In the The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.

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In the The Misunderstood Jew, scholar Amy-Jill Levine helps Christians and Jews understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus so that their appreciation of him deepens and a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Levine's humor and informed truth-telling provokes honest conversation and debate about how Christians and Jews should understand Jesus, the New Testament, and each other.… (more)

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