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Jews and Anti-Judaism in the New Testament: Decision Points and Divergent Interpretations
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Jews and Anti-Judaism in the New Testament: Decision Points and Divergent Interpretations


SPCK, Baylor University Press 2010

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Written by a world authority, this book considers the key question of whether or not the New Testament is anti-Semitic. An accessible and balanced approach makes this a useful book for students. The book is also ideal for ministers who want to be aware of the risk of anti-Semitism when preaching and teaching.

In the Logos edition of Jews and Anti-Judaism in the New Testament, you get easy access to Scripture texts and to a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Hovering over Scripture references links you instantly to the verse you’re looking for, and with passage guides, word studies, and a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into God’s Word like never before!

Key Features

  • Instruction on how to properly interpret the New Testament books
  • Bibliographical references and indexes

Praise for the Print Edition

An excellent and much needed introduction to a difficult subject that will enrich scholars, students, and the general reader.

—William S. Campbell, reader in biblical studies, University of Wales Lampeter

This is a sensitive, level-headed approach to a tension-filled topic. Particularly striking is Donaldson’s conclusion that the canon of the New Testament offers more options for Christian self-definition today in relation to Judaism than the compilers of the canon themselves were able to utilize.

—John Koenig, Glorvina Rossell Hoffman Professor of New Testament, The General Theological Seminary

In this perceptive and engaging guide, Donaldson demonstrates that interpretative decisions have moral implications that cannot be neglected. His own constructive proposals can only enhance responsible engagement with scriptural texts in today’s complex world of faith.

—Bruce W. Longenecker, professor of religion and W. W. Melton Chair, Baylor University

This is an engrossing, persuasive, and highly readable introduction to diverse ways in which scholars have interpreted the New Testament in relation to anti-Judaism. Donaldson’s excellent book will surely lay the groundwork for future discussions of this important topic.

Adele Reinhartz, professor, department of classics and religion, University of Ottawa

Product Details

  • Title: Jews and Anti-Judaism in the New Testament: Decision Points and Divergent Interpretations
  • Author: Terence L. Donaldson
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 176

About Terence L. Donaldson

Terence L. Donaldson is the Lord and Lady Coggan professor of New Testament studies at Wycliffe College in Toronto. He also serves as director of advanced degree programs at the Toronto School of Theology. He is particularly interested in the theological status of Gentiles within both Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity.