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Soundings in the Judaism of Jesus - Perspectives and Methods in Christian Scholarship (Paperback): Bruce Chilton, Anthony Le... Soundings in the Judaism of Jesus - Perspectives and Methods in Christian Scholarship (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton, Anthony Le Donne, Jacob Neusner
R554 Discovery Miles 5 540 Out of stock

Jesus was a Jew and not a Christian. That affirmation may seem obvious, but here an international cast of Jewish and Christian scholars spell out its weighty and often complex consequences for contemporary Jewish-Christian dialogue. Soundings in the Religion of Jesus contextualizes Jesus and the writings about him that set the stage for Jewish-Christian relations for the next two thousand years. Of equal importance, this book considers the reception, celebration, and (too often) the neglect of Jesus' Jewishness in modern contexts and the impact such responses have had for Jewish-Christian relations. Topics explored include the ethics of scriptural translation, the ideological motives of Nazi theologians and other "quests" for the Historical Jesus, and the ways in which New Testament portraits of Jesus both help and hurt authentic Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Equality - More or Less (Paperback): Robert E. Tully, Bruce Chilton Equality - More or Less (Paperback)
Robert E. Tully, Bruce Chilton; Contributions by Brandon Jason Archuleta, Richard H. Davis, Morten G. Ender, …
R976 R902 Discovery Miles 9 020 Save R74 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The essays in this volume on the subject of equality are the work of scholars at Bard College and West Point. Their research falls within the areas of history, religion, legal theory, social science, ethics and philosophy. The regions covered include the Middle and Far East, Europe, and America; the time periods studied are both contemporary and historical. Each essay is a well-detailed exploration which assumes the reader has no prior acquaintance with the topic. Together, the studies reveal both conflicting standards of equality as well as patterns of pernicious inequality. In an ideal world, equality and inequality among humans would vary in acceptable proportion, increase of the one ensuring decrease of the other. Unfortunately, as the studies illustrate, any such expectation of progress in the real world is almost routinely thwarted. Despite the wide variety of topics, a common thread binds these essays. Human nature seems to harbor a moral deficiency lying deeper than any written laws and those traditional customs which promote inequality and breed injustice. The fault is prominent in those who champion unjust laws or who willingly enforce discrimination but it is no less active in the silent many who condone the practice. The essays reveal the same persistent and unappealing trait which social groups from the remote past to the present manifest in various ways: blind determination to perpetuate whatever advantages one group believes it enjoys over another, convinced that its own members are more equal than theirs. Being made unequal, the others too easily become targets who are considered less worthy, sometimes even less human.

Mary Magdalene - A Biography (Standard format, CD): Bruce Chilton Mary Magdalene - A Biography (Standard format, CD)
Bruce Chilton; Narrated by Jeff Harding
R980 R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Save R231 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Studying the New Testament - A Fortress Introduction (Paperback): Bruce Chilton, Deirdre Good Studying the New Testament - A Fortress Introduction (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton, Deirdre Good
R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers an introduction to the literature of the New Testament, demonstrating how these writings can be approached and critically studied in an academic setting. Bruce Chilton and Deidre J. Good, two respected New Testament scholars, provide a narrative of the historical context and social world of the books of the New Testament, a chronological survey of the Gospels and letters, and the remaining writings (Apocrypha, Apocalyptic) with their special focus on the emerging church. Together with textboxes, exercises, questions, further readings, maps, timeline, and glossary, this brief introduction surveys and employs leading methods of study and equips students with the general literacy needed for successful and serious study of New Testament writings.

The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Bruce Chilton The Cambridge Companion to the Bible (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Bruce Chilton; Howard Clark Kee, Eric M. Meyers, John Rogerson, Amy-Jill Levine, …
R1,161 Discovery Miles 11 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Cambridge Companion to the Bible, 2nd edition provides in-depth data and analysis of the production and reception of the canonical writings of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, and also of the apocryphal works produced by Jewish and Christian writers. Unique among single-volume introductions, this book focuses on the ever-changing social and cultural contexts in which the biblical authors and their original readers lived. The authors of the first edition were chosen for their internationally recognized expertise in their respective fields: the history and literature of Israel; postbiblical Judaism; biblical archaeology; and the origins and early literature of Christianity. In this second edition, all chapters have been updated and thoroughly revised,under the direction of a new volume editor, Bruce D. Chilton. More than 22 new maps, 90 new photographs and a full-color section help illustrate the book.

Way of Jesus, The (Paperback): Bruce Chilton Way of Jesus, The (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton
R399 R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Brother of Jesus - James the Just and His Mission (Paperback, 1st ed): Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner The Brother of Jesus - James the Just and His Mission (Paperback, 1st ed)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R631 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R124 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the time between Jesus' resurrection and James'death, James the Just was the most prominent and widely respected leader of the fledgling Church. This text presents essays by renowned scholars which address issues such as the Jewish context of early Christianity; the person of James;his literary message and mission; James and Jesus; and James in relation to Peter and Paul.

Profiles of a Rabbi - Synoptic Opportunities in Reading About Jesus (Paperback): Bruce Chilton Profiles of a Rabbi - Synoptic Opportunities in Reading About Jesus (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton
R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mary Magdalene - A Biography (MP3 format, CD): Bruce Chilton Mary Magdalene - A Biography (MP3 format, CD)
Bruce Chilton; Narrated by Jeff Harding
R578 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R125 (22%) Out of stock
Judaism in the New Testament - Practices and Beliefs (Hardcover): Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner Judaism in the New Testament - Practices and Beliefs (Hardcover)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Out of stock

In "Judaism in the New Testament, " Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner, the most prolific author writing in English today, contend that, contrary to conventional wisdom, early Christians identified not as Christians, but as Jews. Drawing upon parts of the Gospels, the Letters of Paul, and the Letters to the Hebrews, Neusner and Chilton read the early Christianity as a formation of Judaism--a comprehensive, religious system that is nothing short of a Judaic account of Holy Israel.
Bound to be controversial, Neusner, an accomplished Talmudic scholar and Chilton examine the New Testament as a statement of the Torah of Sinai.
This important work provides a provocative and trenchant critique of existing scholarship that seeks to view Christianity as autonomous from Judaism. By examining Christianity as an extension of Judaism, Neusner and Chilton place Christianity in its proper historical, literary and religious context.

The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse - The Philosophy of Religious Argument (Hardcover): Bruce... The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse - The Philosophy of Religious Argument (Hardcover)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R2,590 Discovery Miles 25 900 Out of stock

This volume argues the Judaic and Christian heirs of Scripture adopted, and adapted to their own purposes and tasks, Greek philosophical modes of thought and argument, and explores how the earliest intellectuals of Christianity and Judaism shaped a tradition of articulated conflict and reasoned argument in the search for religious truth that was to be shared through continuing that argument with others. Professors Chilton and Neusner examine, using the formative sources of Judaism and Christianity, the literary media of adaptation and reform: precisely where and how we identify in the foundation writings of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, the new opposing modes of articulated conflict and reasoned argument that through Christianity and Judaism, Greek philosophy and science bequeathed to the West. This volume provides an analysis of the genesis and evolution of Judaeo-Christian intellectual thought and identifies the modes of discourse in the Judaic and Christian intellectual and literary traditions.

Jewish and Christian Doctrines - The Classics Compared (Paperback, New): Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner Jewish and Christian Doctrines - The Classics Compared (Paperback, New)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R765 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R73 (10%) Out of stock


Jewish and Christian Doctrines presents a concise and lucid introduction to the foundations of Judaism and Christianity. The authors explore key documents ofJudaism and Christianity to elucidate and illuminate the doctrinal issues which the documents raise and to examine the similarities and differences between the two faiths.

Rabbi Jesus (Paperback): Bruce Chilton Rabbi Jesus (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton
R391 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R22 (6%) Out of stock

Beginning with the Gospels, interpretations of the life of Jesus have flourished for nearly two millennia, yet a clear and coherent picture of Jesus as a man has remained elusive. In Rabbi Jesus, the noted biblical scholar Bruce Chilton places Jesus within the context of his times to present a fresh, historically accurate, and revolutionary examination of the man who founded Christianity.

Drawing on recent archaeological findings and new translations and interpretations of ancient texts, Chilton discusses in enlightening detail the philosophical and psychological foundations of Jesus’ ideas and beliefs. His in-depth investigation also provides evidence that contradicts long-held beliefs about Jesus and the movement he led. Chilton shows, for example, that the High Priest Caiaphas, as well as Pontius Pilate, played a central role in Jesus’ execution. It is, however, Chilton’s description of Jesus’ role as a rabbi, or "master," of Jewish oral traditions, as a teacher of the Cabala, and as a practitioner of a Galilean form of Judaism that emphasized direct communication with God that casts an entirely new light on the origins of Christianity.

Seamlessly merging history and biography, this penetrating, highly readable book uncovers truths lost to the passage of time and reveals a new Jesus for the new millennium.

The Golden Rule - Analytical Perspectives (Paperback): Jacob Neusner, Bruce Chilton The Golden Rule - Analytical Perspectives (Paperback)
Jacob Neusner, Bruce Chilton; Contributions by Robert M Berchman, Daniel Berthold, Christopher Boehm, …
R882 Discovery Miles 8 820 Out of stock

The Golden Rule-'do to others as you would have them do to you', 'what is hateful to you to your fellow don't do', to take the two most familiar formulations-defines a meeting place for many fields of learning. There the study of comparative religion, philosophy and ethics, anthropology and sociology, and the whole range of cross-cultural studies carried on in the social sciences and the humanities intersect. That hardly presents a surprise, since the Golden Rule finds a place in most religions and is universally acknowledged to form a part of the shared heritage of human wisdom. But if it is one thing on which religions concur, that does not mean the Golden Rule is simple or self-evident. Its ubiquity presents us with tough questions of context and difficult problems of content. Both the Golden Rule itself and how it attests to the human condition demand study. Defining the rule and explaining its universality in religion and culture require attention. The role of the Golden Rule in various systems of thought, both religious and philosophical, invites study. How the logic of a given system interprets the Golden Rule demands analysis. Objective data deriving from empirical study of nature and society deserve close examination. Specialists in a wide range of disciplines have a contribution to make out of their particular disciplines and areas of expert knowledge.

Types of Authority in Formative Christianity and Judaism (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner Types of Authority in Formative Christianity and Judaism (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R2,591 Discovery Miles 25 910 Out of stock

Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner study the points of comparisons and contrast between formative Christianity and Judaism. By identifying three categories of authority in each of the two religious worlds, they show how they have both worked in compelling or failing to get someone to do a given action.
The arguments are introduced by a general discussion of the founding figures of the two religions, Moses and Jesus, and how their inherent authority distilled itself through the structure of their religious institutions and intellectual thoughts.

Jewish and Christian Doctrines - The Classics Compared (Hardcover): Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner Jewish and Christian Doctrines - The Classics Compared (Hardcover)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R2,600 Discovery Miles 26 000 Out of stock


Jewish and Christian Doctrines presents a concise and lucid introduction to the foundations of Judaism and Christianity. The authors explore key documents ofJudaism and Christianity to elucidate and illuminate the doctrinal issues which the documents raise and to examine the similarities and differences between the two faiths.

Christianity: The Basics (Hardcover): Bruce Chilton Christianity: The Basics (Hardcover)
Bruce Chilton
R2,209 Discovery Miles 22 090 Out of stock

Christianity: The Basics is a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of some of the key beliefs, practices and emotions which have been recurrent symbols through the centuries: Christ, the kingdom of heaven and sin Baptism, Eucharist and prayer Joy, divine union and self denial Encompassing the major epochs of Christian history and examining the unity and divisions created by these symbols, Christianity: The Basics is both a concise and comprehensive introduction to the Christian tradition.

Judaism in the New Testament - Practices and Beliefs (Paperback): Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner Judaism in the New Testament - Practices and Beliefs (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days


Judaism in the New Testament explains how the writings of the early church emerged from communities which defined themselves in Judaic terms even as they professed faith in Christ. These two extremely distinguished scholars introduce readers to the plurality of Judaisms of the period. They show, by examining a variety of texts, how the major figures of the New Testament reflect distinctly Judaic practices and beliefs.
This important study shows how the early movement centred on Jesus is best seen as `Christian Judaism'. Only with the Epistle to the Hebrews did the profile of a new and distinct Christian religion emerge.

Intolerance - Political Animals and Their Prey (Paperback): Robert E. Tully, Bruce Chilton Intolerance - Political Animals and Their Prey (Paperback)
Robert E. Tully, Bruce Chilton
R1,503 Discovery Miles 15 030 Out of stock

Aristotle accurately characterized humans as political animals. Whether through birth or from choice, people naturally cluster into groups for protection, advancement, and the pursuit of well-being. But Aristotle's description does not hint at the powerful binary tension within this human tendency. Leaders enhance a social group's sense of identity by appealing to the members' commitments and shared traditions, to their hopes, strengths, sacrifices, and fears. Often, however, they cultivate not only an awareness of difference but even a sense of superiority, since for every social group there are those outsider, the "them". Maintaining a group's solidarity can too easily lead to the righteousness of intolerance towards those who are excluded. The reinforcement of group-identity in this way runs so deep in human nature that holding up a mirror to ourselves inevitably reveals a split image: the people we want to see and the people we're glad we're not. Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey presents stark examples of how the "us" have treated the "them". The papers in this volume hold up various unflattering mirrors of intolerance from the areas of History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. The authors of these scholarly studies do not condemn. Rather, their research compels us to look at ourselves as the political animals we are. Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey is the product of a year-long multi-disciplinary collaboration between faculty members of Bard College and the United States Military Academy at West Point. The project involved parallel seminar courses at both institutions along with Joint Sessions, all focused on the central theme of intolerance, and culminated in a three-day academic Conference at Bard in the Spring of 2015. This volume inaugurates a new series being published by Hamilton Books under the general title, Dialogues on Social Issues: Bard College and West Point.

Mary Magdalene - A Biography (Paperback): Bruce Chilton Mary Magdalene - A Biography (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton
R332 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R17 (5%) Out of stock

After two thousand years of flawed history, here at last is a magnificent new biography of Mary Magdalene that draws her out of the shadows of history and restores her to her rightful place of importance in Christianity.Throughout history, Mary Magdalene has been both revered and reviled, a woman who has taken on many forms--witch, whore, the incarnation of the eternal feminine, the devoted companion (and perhaps even the wife) of Jesus. In this brilliant new biography, Bruce Chilton, a renowned biblical scholar, offers the first complete and authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through groundbreaking interpretations of ancient texts, Chilton shows that Mary played a central role in Jesus' ministry and was a seminal figure in the creation of Christianity.
Chilton's descriptions of who Mary Magdalene was and what she did challenge the male-dominated history of Christianity familiar to most readers. Placing Mary within the traditions of Jewish female savants, Chilton presents a visionary figure who was fully immersed in the mystical practices that shaped Jesus' own teachings and a woman who was a religious master in her own right.

Altruism in World Religions (Paperback): Jacob Neusner, Bruce Chilton Altruism in World Religions (Paperback)
Jacob Neusner, Bruce Chilton
R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Out of stock

In 1830 philosopher Auguste Comte coined the term altruism to provide a general definition for the act of selflessly caring for others. But does this modern conception of sacrificing one's own interests for the well-being of others apply to the charitable behaviors encouraged by all world religions? In Altruism in World Religions prominent scholars from an array of religious perspectives probe the definition of altruism to determine whether it is a category that serves to advance the study of religion. Exploring a range of philosophical and religious thought from Greco Roman philia to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, from Hinduism in India to Buddhism and the religions of China and Japan, the authors find that altruism becomes problematic when applied to religious studies because it is, in fact, a concept absent from religion. Chapters on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam reveal that followers of these religions cannot genuinely perform self-sacrificing acts because God has promised to reward every good deed. Moreover, the separation between the self and the other that self-sacrifice necessarily implies runs counter to Buddhist thought, which makes no such distinction. By challenging our assumptions about the act of self-sacrifice as it relates to religious teachings, the authors have shown altruism to be more of a secular than religious notion. At the same time, their findings highlight how charitable acts operate with the values and structures of the religions studied.

The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse - The Philosophy of Religious Argument (Paperback, New): Bruce... The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse - The Philosophy of Religious Argument (Paperback, New)
Bruce Chilton, Jacob Neusner
R765 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R73 (10%) Out of stock

This volume argues the Judaic and Christian heirs of Scripture adopted, and adapted to their own purposes and tasks, Greek philosophical modes of thought and argument, and explores how the earliest intellectuals of Christianity and Judaism shaped a tradition of articulated conflict and reasoned argument in the search for religious truth that was to be shared through continuing that argument with others. Professors Chilton and Neusner examine, using the formative sources of Judaism and Christianity, the literary media of adaptation and reform: precisely where and how we identify in the foundation writings of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism, the new opposing modes of articulated conflict and reasoned argument that through Christianity and Judaism, Greek philosophy and science bequeathed to the West. This volume provides an analysis of the genesis and evolution of Judaeo-Christian intellectual thought and identifies the modes of discourse in the Judaic and Christian intellectual and literary traditions.

Historical Knowledge in Biblical Antiquity (Paperback): Jacob Neusner, Bruce Chilton, William Green Historical Knowledge in Biblical Antiquity (Paperback)
Jacob Neusner, Bruce Chilton, William Green
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Out of stock
Intolerance - Political Animals and Their Prey (Paperback): Robert E. Tully, Bruce Chilton Intolerance - Political Animals and Their Prey (Paperback)
Robert E. Tully, Bruce Chilton
R756 Discovery Miles 7 560 Out of stock

Aristotle accurately characterized humans as political animals. Whether through birth or from choice, people naturally cluster into groups for protection, advancement, and the pursuit of well-being. But Aristotle's description does not hint at the powerful binary tension within this human tendency. Leaders enhance a social group's sense of identity by appealing to the members' commitments and shared traditions, to their hopes, strengths, sacrifices, and fears. Often, however, they cultivate not only an awareness of difference but even a sense of superiority, since for every social group there are those outsider, the "them". Maintaining a group's solidarity can too easily lead to the righteousness of intolerance towards those who are excluded. The reinforcement of group-identity in this way runs so deep in human nature that holding up a mirror to ourselves inevitably reveals a split image: the people we want to see and the people we're glad we're not. Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey presents stark examples of how the "us" have treated the "them". The papers in this volume hold up various unflattering mirrors of intolerance from the areas of History, Law, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion. The authors of these scholarly studies do not condemn. Rather, their research compels us to look at ourselves as the political animals we are. Intolerance: Political Animals and Their Prey is the product of a year-long multi-disciplinary collaboration between faculty members of Bard College and the United States Military Academy at West Point. The project involved parallel seminar courses at both institutions along with Joint Sessions, all focused on the central theme of intolerance, and culminated in a three-day academic Conference at Bard in the Spring of 2015. This volume inaugurates a new series being published by Hamilton Books under the general title, Dialogues on Social Issues: Bard College and West Point.

Christianity: The Basics (Paperback): Bruce Chilton Christianity: The Basics (Paperback)
Bruce Chilton
R250 R200 Discovery Miles 2 000 Save R50 (20%) Out of stock

Christianity: The Basics is a compelling introduction to both the central pillars of the Christian faith and the rich and varied history of this most global of global religions. This book traces the development of Christianity through an exploration of some of the key beliefs, practices and emotions which have been recurrent symbols through the centuries: Christ, the kingdom of heaven and sin Baptism, Eucharist and prayer Joy, divine union and self denial Encompassing the major epochs of Christian history and examining the unity and divisions created by these symbols, Christianity: The Basics is both a concise and comprehensive introduction to the Christian tradition.

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