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Teaching the Historical Jesus: Issues and Exegesis
Garber, Zev, editor

New York: Routledge, 2015 pp. 274. $140.00

Series Information
Routledge Studies in Religion, 42

Description: Teaching the Historical Jesus in his Jewish context to students of varied religious backgrounds presents instructors with not only challenges, but also opportunities to sustain interfaith dialogue and foster mutual understanding and respect. This new collection explores these challenges and opportunities, gathering together experiential lessons drawn from teaching Jesus in a wide variety of settings—from the public, secular two- or four-year college, to the Jesuit university, to the Rabbinic school or seminary, to the orthodox, religious Israeli university. A diverse group of Jewish and Christian scholars reflect on their own classroom experiences and explicates crucial issues for teaching Jesus in a way that encourages students at every level to enter into an encounter with the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament without paternalism, parochialism, or prejudice. This volume is a valuable resource for instructors and graduate students interested in an interfaith approach in the classroom, and provides practical case studies for scholars working on Jewish-Christian relations.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology, Comparative Religion, Judaism, Christianity, Other Methods

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Review by Jennifer Knust
Published 5/29/2016
Citation: Jennifer Knust, review of Zev Garber, ed., Teaching the Historical Jesus: Issues and Exegesis, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

Review by Nicolae Roddy
Published 5/29/2016
Citation: Nicolae Roddy, review of Zev Garber, ed., Teaching the Historical Jesus: Issues and Exegesis, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

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