Jesus among the Jews: Representation and Thought (Routledge by Neta Stahl

By Neta Stahl

For nearly thousand years, quite a few pictures of Jesus observed Jewish notion and mind's eye: a flesh-and-blood Jew, a demon, a spoiled scholar, an idol, a brother, a (failed) Messiah, a nationalist insurgent, a Greek god in Jewish clothing, and more.

This quantity charts for the 1st time different ways in which Jesus has been represented and understood in Jewish tradition and concept. Chapters from a few of the major students within the box conceal the subject from a number of disciplinary views - Talmud, Midrash, Rabbinics, Kabbalah, Jewish Magic, Messianism, Hagiography, smooth Jewish Literature, proposal, Philosophy, and paintings – to handle the ways that representations of Jesus give a contribution to and alter Jewish self-understanding through the final millennia. starting with the query of ways we all know that Jesus used to be a Jew, the publication then strikes via meticulous analyses of Jewish and Christian scripture and literature to supply a rounded and finished research of Jesus in Jewish Culture.

This multidisciplinary examine should be of significant curiosity not just to scholars of Jewish heritage and philosophy, but additionally to students of non secular stories, Christianity, highbrow background, literature and cultural studies.

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