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.
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
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!