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Jesus and Judaism
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This work takes up two related questions with regard to Jesus: his intention and his relationship to his contemporaries in Judaism. These questions immediately lead to two others: the reason for his death (did his intention involve an opposition to Judaism which led to death?) and the motivating force behind the rise of Christianity (did the split between the Christian movement and Judaism originate in opposition during Jesus' lifetime?).
"I would be surprised if Jesus and Judaism does not turn out to be the most significant book of the decade in its field."
John Koeing, The New York Times Book Review
"What Sanders offers is good history - clearly stated hypotheses, expressed presuppositions, critically considered evidence, prudent and plausible conclusions. . . Jesus and Judaism is a milestone study."
Paula Fredrickson, The New York Republic
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About the Author
E.P. Sanders is Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. His other Fortress Press books include Paul, the Law, and the Jewish People (1983) and Jesus and Judaism (1985), winner of the 1990 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Paul and Palestinian Judaism received the 1978 National Religious Book Award, Scholarly Book Category, from Religious Book Review.
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