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Israel's God and Rebecca's Children
Christology and Community in Early Judaism and Christianity
Edited by David B. Capes, April D. DeConick, Helen K. Bond and Troy A. Miller
Israel's God and Rebecca's Children is a collection of essays written as a tribute to the lasting scholarship and friendship of Larry Hurtado (University of Edinburgh) and Alan Segal (Barnard College), two scholars who have contributed significantly to the contemporary understanding of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. Their colleagues and friends examine a wide range of topics that have been the focus of Hurtado and Segal’s research, including Christology, community, Jewish-Christian relations, soteriology and the development of early Christianity. Together these essays reconceptualize Christology and community in Judaism and Christianity and provide valuable insights into the issues of community and identity.
Larry W. Hurtado
Alan F. Segal
PART I: RECONCEPTUALIZING CHRISTOLOGY AND COMMUNITY
1 How We Talk about Christology Matters
April D. DeConick
2 Mandatory Retirement: Ideas in the Study of Christian Origins Whose Time Has Come to Go
3 The “Most High” God and the Nature of Early Jewish Monotheism
4 “How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?”: A Reply
Adela Yarbro Collins
5 Resurrection and Christology: Are They Related?
6 Are Early New Testament Manuscripts Truly Abundant?
Eldon Jay Epp
PART II: STUDIES IN CHRISTOLOGY
7 Prophetic Identity and Conflict in the Historic Ministry of Jesus
8 Pauline Exegesis and the Incarnate Christ
David B. Capes
9 Christophany as a Sign of “the End”
Carey C. Newman
10 When Did the Understanding of Jesus’ Death as an Atoning Sacrifice First Emerge?
James D. G. Dunn
11 Discarding the Seamless Robe: The High Priesthood of Jesus in John’s Gospel
Helen K. Bond
12 Remembering and Revelation: The Historic and Glorified Jesus in the Gospel of John
Larry W. Hurtado
13 Jesus: “The One Who Sees God”
Marianne Meye Thompson
14 The Lamb (Not the Man) on the Divine Throne
Charles A. Gieschen
PART III: STUDIES IN COMMUNITY
15 The Promise of the Spirit of Life in the Book of Ezekiel
John R. Levison
16 Sadducees, Zadokites, and the Wisdom of Ben Sira
17 On the Changing Significance of the Sacred
18 Vespasian, Nerva, Jesus, and Fiscus Judaicus
19 Paul’s Religious Experience in the Eyes of Jewish Scholars
Alan F. Segal
20 Liturgy and Communal Identity: Hellenistic Synagogal Prayer 5 and the Character of Early Syrian Christianity
Troy A. Miller
21 Anger, Reconciliation, and Friendship in Matthew 5:21-26
John T. Fitzgerald
List of Contributors
Methodologically sophisticated, engagingly written, and imaginatively provocative, this splendid volume advances the study of Early Judaism, Christian origins, and Jewish/Christian relations.
—Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
"Christology is the theological centre of Christian faith. This volume addresses the main issues in this field through the words of internationally acknowledged leading scholars. It contains valuable information and insights and will give stimuli for further research and theological work."
—Martin Hengel, University of Tübingen
"This attractively bound volume is a fitting tribute to Hurtado and Segal, and we can hope that such spirited yet polite and even warm conversations can proliferate among scholars. Those interested in the contents of these essays will value these substantive contributions."
—James M. Hamilton Jr., Bulletin for Biblical Research
David B. Capes chairs the Department of Christianity and Philosophy at Houston Baptist University.
April D. DeConick is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at Rice University (Houston, Texas).
Helen K. Bond studied at the Universities of St Andrews, Durham and Tübingen.
Troy A. Miller is Dean and Assistant Professor of Bible & Theology in the School of Bible & Theology at Crichton College (Memphis, TN).