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Disinheriting The Jews

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Disinheriting the Jews is a scholarly work of great interest and significance for both Christians and Jews. Jeffery Siker shows how strongly the figure of Abraham has shaped our religious identities. He also uses the portrayals of Abraham by early Christians as a new means of understanding the dynamics involved in the church's separation and estrangement from Judaism. Siker argues that the separation was precipitated by historical contingencies more so than by Christian identity, and in so doing suggests ...
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Overview


Disinheriting the Jews is a scholarly work of great interest and significance for both Christians and Jews. Jeffery Siker shows how strongly the figure of Abraham has shaped our religious identities. He also uses the portrayals of Abraham by early Christians as a new means of understanding the dynamics involved in the church's separation and estrangement from Judaism. Siker argues that the separation was precipitated by historical contingencies more so than by Christian identity, and in so doing suggests self-corrections that could mend the rift between Christianity and Judaism.
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This accessible yet scholarly study of biblical and patristic texts from Paul to Justin Martyr reveals the progression from the former's view of the Jews as God's chosen people, to progressive Gentile inclusion as children of Abraham, to the exclusion of the Jews from Christian interpretation concerning the heirs of divine promises. This study illustrates how scripture was reinterpreted to support changing ideas, and how Christianity progressively differentiated itself from Judaism. Highly recommended for academic and seminary libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664251932
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 300
  • Lexile: 1430L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author


Jeffrey S. Siker is Professor of New Testament and Chair of the Department of Theological Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.
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