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The Jewish Reclamation of Jesus

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In an attempt to emphasize the “Jewishness” of Jesus, some modern scholars have painted a portrait of a man far different from the divine savior favored by Christian theologians. But how successful is the Jewish reclamation of Jesus in dealing with the data of the Gospels? And how convincing?

In this monograph, Fuller Theological Seminary professor Donald A. Hagner claims that the Jewish reclamation of Jesus has been possible only by a very selective reading of the Gospels. He argues that Christians must give proper due to their Jewish roots, and Jews must learn that Christ and Christianity are not incompatible with true Judaism—they are at its very heart.

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  • Evaluates the success of the Jewish reclamation of Jesus
  • Argues that the Jesus of the Gospels is compatible with Christianity
  • Asserts that Jesus is not incompatible with Judaism
Hagner brings together a well-documented variety of twentieth-century Jewish views of Jesus in a fine manner.

—Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, president, United Judeo-Christian Fellowship

While many in the Jewish community will find Hagner’s conclusions unacceptable, every honest student of the issue, Jewish or non-Jewish, will profit considerably from the author’s responsible and careful analysis.

Alan F. Johnson, professor of Bible and Theology, Wheaton College

Donald A. Hagner is the George Eldon Ladd Emeritus Professor of New Testament and the senior professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Encountering the Book of HebrewsNew Testament Exegesis and Research: A Guide for Seminarians, and commentaries onHebrews and Matthew. Hagner is also coeditor of the New International Greek Testament Commentaryand an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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    $12.99

    Digital list price: $35.00
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    Gathering interest