Who was Jesus?: A Jewish-Christian Dialogue

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Paul Copan, Craig A. Evans
Westminster John Knox Press, 2001 M01 1 - 205 pages

Who Was Jesus? is a collection of articles revolving around the dialogue between Jewish New Testament scholar Peter Zaas and Christian apologist William Craig, with a focus on the differing Jewish and Christian assessments of Jesus of Nazareth, and the question of Jewish-Christian relations. Their points of agreement and disagreement, as well as how interest in the historical Jesus continues to promote dialogue and controversy, are fascinating and informative.

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This surprising book sums up a short lecture series and the stream of essays written in response. While books on interfaith dialog are not uncommon, it is quite singular to have a book that takes up ... Read full review

Contents

Who Was Jesus? A Jewish Response
15
Interactive Discussion
29
Bringer of Salvation to Jew and Gentile Alike
45
Jesus New Vision within Judaism
73
A Parting of the Ways
97
The Gospels Would Have Been Greek to Jesus
111
At What Points Do Judaisms and Christianities Meet?
125
Jesus a Galilean Rabbi
154
Notes
173
Index of Ancient Writings
189
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Paul Copan is Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics atPalm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Craig A. Evans is an esteemed, internationally recognized biblical scholar, author, and a regular guest on TV documentaries. He is John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Theological Seminary. He was formally Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College. Before coming to Acadia, Evans taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for twenty-one years, where he directed the graduate program in biblical studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books and hundreds of articles and reviews. Evans has lectured at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, and Yale. He also regularly lectures and gives talks at popular conferences and retreats on the historical Jesus, archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Bible.

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