"-Arthur F. Glasser, Ph.D., dean emeritus, School of World Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary "What Stan tells you in this book may come as a revelation. Certainly it will be controversial.
Author: Stan Telchin
Publisher: Chosen Books
A self-proclaimed Messianic Jew discusses the growth and dangers of the Messianic Judaism movement, reiterating God's intention for his church to serve as "one new man" and advocating unity among the body of believers.
Messianic Judaism Is Not Christianity: A Loving Call to Unity (Michigan: Baker
Publishing Group, 2004), 33. 7. This is actually the case of most Messianic
congregations outside Israel, especially in the United States. If the distinguishing
Author: Lévy Antoine O P
For two millennia calling oneself a Jew and confessing Jesus-Christ was perceived as nonsense. This is no longer the case. Jewish believers in Christ - "Messianics", Catholics, Orthodox, and so forth - are now reclaiming their Jewish identity. Jewish Church is about imagining what their home in the Church would look like.
Real understanding begins when the topics discussed are in areas of disagreement. Judaism and Christianity: A Contrastwill help you understand the Jewish view of these disagreements.
Author: Rabbi Stuart Federow
Many people focus on the similarities between Judaism and Christianity, but the religions are quite different-and it's not just because one accepts Jesus as the messiah and the other does not. The rise of Christians calling themselves messianic "Jews," the successes of Christian missionaries, Jews ingratiating themselves to Evangelical Christians because of their support for the State of Israel, the overuse of the term "Judeo-Christian," and the increasing use of Jewish rituals in Christian churches, blur the lines between Judaism and Christianity. Develop a better understanding of the irreconcilable differences between Judaism and Christianity, and where the two faiths hold mutually exclusive beliefs. You'll learn how Their views differ regarding God, humanity, the devil, faith versus the law, the Messiah, and more; Both faiths read the same Biblical verses but understand them so differently; and Missionary Christians use this blurring of the lines between the two faiths, and other techniques, to convert Jews to Christianity. Real interfaith dialogue begins when those engaging in it not only speak of how they are similar, but also where they differ. Real understanding begins when the topics discussed are in areas of disagreement. "Judaism and Christianity: A Contrast"will help you understand the Jewish view of these disagreements.
People from a Jewish background face difficult choices when they trust in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. Baruch Maoz, the leader of a Christian Church in Israel, believes that to be Jewish is a blessing from God.
Author: Baruch Maoz
Publisher: Christian Focus
People from a Jewish background face difficult choices when they trust in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah. Baruch Maoz, the leader of a Christian Church in Israel, believes that to be Jewish is a blessing from God. The strong Jewish cultural identity impacts on worship and life so how does a Jewish Christian worship with his Gentile brothers and sisters? If they join churches will they be assimilated? If they establish synagogues will their fellow Christians feel excluded? The response that some Jewish Christians have decided upon is to establish a fourth branch of Judaism called Messianic Judaism (the others are Orthodox, Conservative and Reform). Baruch accepts there are fine Christians within the movement but shows how Jewish life is not the same as synagogue life. He enables Jewish Christians to retain a cultural identity without losing fellowship with other Christians.
If you do, then this is the book for you. Written in a friendly, informal style, A Christian's Guide to Judaism is an introduction to Jewish religion, history, culture, and holidays written especially for the curious non-Jew.
Author: Michael Lotker
Publisher: Paulist Press
Do you have questions about Judaism? Do you wonder why Jews don't accept Jesus as Messiah? Why Jews are so attached to the State of Israel? Why has there been so much hatred of Jews over the centuries? What you should bring (or more importantly, what not to bring) to the Passover Seder to which you've been invited? How to relate to Jews who are close friends or even new family members of yours? If you do, then this is the book for you. Written in a friendly, informal style, A Christian's Guide to Judaism is an introduction to Jewish religion, history, culture, and holidays written especially for the curious non-Jew. Its goal is to not only answer the questions that you may have about Judaism but also to make you feel more at home when you are invited to Jewish celebrations such as weddings and bar or bat mitzvahs. Have a quick question about what's kosher or why traditional Jewish men keep their head covered? See the subject in the chapter called "Jewish Practice in Lots of Nutshells." The fascination of Christians with Judaism has taken many forms over the years, from virulent anti-Semitism to intense interest regarding the religion of Jesus. This much-needed book provides Christians with a broad overview of the Jewish people and their religion, presents thorough explanations of Jewish laws and traditions, and explains in detail the many similarities--and key differences--between the Christian and Jewish faiths.
In this seminal work, an attorney puts Jesus on trial, explaining to Jews, Christians and the theologically curious; why Jesus did not qualify as the Jewish messiah; why believing in Jesus cuts Jews off from G-d forever in the World To Come ...
Author: Asher Norman
Publisher: Feldheim Publishers
In this seminal work, an attorney puts Jesus on trial, explaining to Jews, Christians and the theologically curious; why Jesus did not qualify as the Jewish messiah; why believing in Jesus cuts Jews off from G-d forever in the World To Come; how the Christian Bible has strategically mistranslated key verses in the "Old Testament" to shoehorn Jesus into the text." This compelling new book calls "unorthodox" Jews back to Torah Judaism. Black, White and Read Publishing.
In this book you'll read about a doctor, a lawyer and a couple of "business chiefs" who candidly tell the events that led them to Y'shua (Jesus).
Author: Ruth Rosen
Publisher: Jews for Jesus
Category: Jewish Christians
Testimonies may take you by surprise. All kinds of Jews have counted the cost, considered the claims, and committed themselves to following Jesus as the Messiah. In this book you'll read about a doctor, a lawyer and a couple of "business chiefs" who candidly tell the events that led them to Y'shua (Jesus). Also included are Paul Steiner, a scientist; Stan Telchin, a pillar of the Jewish community; Vera Schlamm, a holocaust survivor: people who some might think have every reason NOT to believe in Jesus. They have come to faith in Him for reasons which are told between the covers of this book.
He makes an original and innovative contribution by clarifying, affirming and constructively critiquing the present state of its theology. The book examines five topics of theological concern: 1.
Author: Richard Harvey
Publisher: Authentic USA
Richard Harvey, himself a Messianic Jew, maps the diverse theological terrain of this young movement. He makes an original and innovative contribution by clarifying, affirming and constructively critiquing the present state of its theology. The book examines five topics of theological concern: 1. God's nature, activity and attributes (can the one God of Israel and the Christian Trinity be the same?) 2. The Messiah (Messianic Jewish Christologies) 3. Torah in theory (the meaning and interpretation of the Torah in the light of Jesus) 4. Torah in practice (Messianic practice of Sabbath, food laws and Passover) 5. Eschatology (the diverse models employed within the movement to describe the future of Israel). Within each topic Harvey explores the range of Messianic Jewish views and their roots in both Jewish and Christian theological traditions. The author proposes a typology of eight theological tendencies within Messianic Judaism and identifies issues where further theological development is required.
In The Evolution of a Revolution the author explores aspects of the twilight zone that existed between first century Messianic Judaism and fourth-century Roman Christianity.
Author: Jeffrey L. Seif
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Ancient Christianity began as a movement within Judaism; as the years passed, however, it ended up as a non-Jewish and even anti-Jewish institution outside Judaism. In The Evolution of a Revolution the author explores aspects of the twilight zone that existed between first century Messianic Judaism and fourth-century Roman Christianity. History students studying Christian origins will benefit from Seif's research, as will those interested in modern Jewish-Christian dialogue.
Why is not Christian Judaism to be allowed a place along with liberal Judaism ,
reform Judaism , conservative Judaism ... Why is a Jew who believes a multitude
of things , one being a belief in the coming Messiah , or in the Messianic age , a ...
Author: International society for the evangelization of the JewsPublish On: 1860
So , according to this Rabbi , Messiah is to be , not a person , but an “ idea ; " not
an individual , but a ruling tendency of the human heart . How such an " ideal , ”
and such a tendency , could suffer and die , like a lamb brought to the slaughter ...
Author: International society for the evangelization of the Jews
Author: Dr Kenneth Dantzler-CorbinPublish On: 2020-03-05
This is about Messianic Jews who believe they are God's people and that they have a responsibility to spread his name and fame to all or many nations.
Author: Dr Kenneth Dantzler-Corbin
This is about Messianic Jews who believe they are God's people and that they have a responsibility to spread his name and fame to all or many nations. It is thought that the children of Israel were and remain and will carry on being the chosen people of God and are central to God's plan in their existence.One of the main questions is, what is the essential difference between Messianic Judaism and Christianity? The answer to comprehend the difference when considering Messianic Judaism and Christianity is to first understand the foundation of both religions, Judaism and Christianity. Christianity comes from Judaism. Jewish people are the descendants of Jacob's twelve sons. One main difference is that Messianic Jews accept Yeshua (Jesus) as Messiah whereas some Jewish people do not. Though some would argue that Messianic Jews, are Jews while others oppose. The question remains, are these individuals Jewish?
liberal Protestant weekly Christian Century . 45 “ The fact that Judaism and Christianity are not incompatible has , it seems , been a well - guarded secret ” he
approvingly quoted a Messianic leader as saying . 46 Arguments for and against
Author: Eugene V. Gallagher
Annotation. Most new or alternative religious are gravely misunderstood by members of the religious mainstream. Labeled cults or sects, groups and their members are often ridiculed or otherwise disregarded as weird and potentially dangerous by the populace at large. Despite their efforts at educating the general public, the various anti- and counter-cult activists have in fact promoted much more mis-understanding than accurate understanding of the religious lives of some of their fellow citizens. Consequently, they have helped to create a very hostile environment for anyone whose religious practices do not fit within a so-called mainstream. This set rectifies the situation by presenting accurate, comprehensive, authoritative and accessible accounts of various new and alternative religious movements that have been and are active in American society, and it addresses ways of understanding new and alternative religions within a broader context. Determining what actually constitutes a new or alternative religion is a subject of constant debate. Questions arise as to a new faith's legitimacy, beliefs, methods of conversion, and other facets of a religious movement's viability and place in a given culture. How a religion gains recognition by the mainstream, which often labels such new movements as cults, is fraught with difficulty, tension, and fear. Here, experts delineate the boundaries and examine the various groups, beliefs, movements, and other issues related to new faiths and alternative beliefs. Readers will come away with a fuller understanding of the religious landscape in America today. Volume 1: History and Controversies discusses the foundations of new and alternative religions in the United States and addresses the controversies that surround them. This volume helps readers better understand what makes a new or alternative belief system a religion and the issues involved. Volume 2: Jewish and Christian Traditions explores the various new religions that have grown out of these two Abrahamic faiths. Groups such as the Shakers, the People's Temple, the Branch Davidians, Jehovah's Witnesses and others are examined. Volume 3: Metaphysical, New Age, and Neopagan Movements looks at Shamanism, Spiritualism, Wicca, and Paganism, among other movements, as they have developed and grown in the U.S. These faiths have found new and devoted followers yet are often misunderstood. Volume 4: Asian Traditions focuses on those new and alternative religions that have been inspired by Asian religious traditions. From Baha'i to Soka Gakkai, from Adidam to the Vedanta Society, contributors look at a full range of groups practicing and worshiping in the U.S. today. Volume 5: African Diaspora Traditions and Other American Innovations examines the various traditions linked to the African diaspora such as Rastafarianism, Santeria, and the Nation of Islam, alongside traditions that are truly American incarnations like Scientology, UFO religions, and Heaven's Gate. Some of the new and alternative religions covered in these pages include: ; Shamanism ; Wicca ; Black Israelites ; Santeria ; Scientology ; Elan Vital ; Hare Krishna ; Soka Gakkai ; and many more
This new edition considers recent biblical scholarship and evaluates the progress of the Messianic Jewish community—a pulsating grass roots movement among Jewish and non-Jewish followers of Jesus of Nazareth who recognize and identify ...
Author: Dan Juster
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Are your roots firmly grounded in Scripture? The destiny of Israel and the Christian Church is bound together, evident in the Scriptures. Learning this truth is essential for survival. Jewish Roots—A Foundation of Biblical Theology is an introduction to biblical theology from a Jewish contextual point of view plus practical evaluation and council for the Messianic Jewish communities and the Christian Church. Jewish Roots presents the fundamentals regarding biblical theology, Israel and the Church, the Jewish people, the Messianic Jewish community, and much more. Important matters are discussed such as the relationship of law and grace, the role of the Spirit, and an approach to Judaism. This new edition considers recent biblical scholarship and evaluates the progress of the Messianic Jewish community—a pulsating grass roots movement among Jewish and non-Jewish followers of Jesus of Nazareth who recognize and identify with their Jewishness. Messianic Judaism and Messianic Jewish biblical theology are significant not only to those who are part of Messianic Jewish congregations—indeed, because the destiny of Israel and the Church is bound together, Messianic Jewish theology has implications of great importance for all people worldwide.
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messiah are entered under Messiah ... Legends Messianic Jews ( Former
heading ) USE Jewish Christians Messerschmitt Me 109 ( Fighter plane ) Messianic Judaism ...
This provocative book will change the way we think of the Gospels in their Jewish context.” —John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School “It’s certainly noteworthy when one of the world’s leading Jewish scholars publishes a book about ...
Author: Daniel Boyarin
Publisher: New Press/ORIM
“[A] fascinating recasting of the story of Jesus.” —Elliot Wolfson, New York University In July 2008, a front-page story in the New York Times reported on the discovery of an ancient Hebrew tablet, dating from before the birth of Jesus, which predicted a Messiah who would rise from the dead after three days. Commenting on this startling discovery at the time, noted Talmud scholar Daniel Boyarin argued that “some Christians will find it shocking—a challenge to the uniqueness of their theology.” Guiding us through a rich tapestry of new discoveries and ancient scriptures, The Jewish Gospels makes the powerful case that our conventional understandings of Jesus and of the origins of Christianity are wrong. In Boyarin’s scrupulously illustrated account, the coming of the Messiah was fully imagined in the ancient Jewish texts. Jesus, moreover, was embraced by many Jews as this person, and his core teachings were not at all a break from Jewish beliefs and teachings. Jesus and his followers, Boyarin shows, were simply Jewish. What came to be known as Christianity came much later, as religious and political leaders sought to impose a new religious orthodoxy that was not present at the time of Jesus’s life. In the vein of Elaine Pagels’s The Gnostic Gospels, here is a brilliant new work that will break open some of our culture’s most cherished assumptions. “A brilliant and momentous book.” —Karen L. King, Harvard Divinity School “Raises profound questions . . . This provocative book will change the way we think of the Gospels in their Jewish context.” —John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School “It’s certainly noteworthy when one of the world’s leading Jewish scholars publishes a book about Jesus . . . Extremely stimulating.” —Daniel C. Peterson, The Deseret News
Wyse wonders if it is possible to discuss this without annihilating one or the other faith community?
Author: Marion Wyse
After fifty years, the Jewish-Christian dialogue has achieved respect and trust, but basic disagreement over the Christian designation of Jesus as the Jewish messiah stands. Wyse wonders if it is possible to discuss this without annihilating one or the other faith community?