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Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber
Ehrlich, Carl S., Anders Runesson and Eileen Schuller, editors

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013 pp. x + 313. $220.00

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Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 305


Description: Susan Haber (1957-2006) was a graduate of York University (B.A.) and McMaster University (M.A.). At the time of her death, she was working on a doctorate from McMaster University, having already published articles on the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, and early Christianity. The present volume consists of contributions by her teachers, friends, and colleagues in memory of a brilliant scholar. The essays deal with issues of central concern to the theologies of Judaism and Christianity: purity, holiness, and identity. Although it is not necessarily explicitly stated, the juxtaposition of these essays dealing with areas of mutual theological concern to Judaism and Christianity implicitly lays the groundwork for interreligious dialogue and understanding. Contributors: Ehud Ben Zvi, Yedida Eisenstadt, Eric Grossman, Philip Harland, Thomas Kazen, Martin I. Lockshin, Steve Mason, Adele Reinhartz, Anders Runesson, Eileen Schuller, Baruch J. Schwartz, David Seed, Lily Vuong, Cecilia Wassen, Stephen Westerholm

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, New Testament, Greco-Roman Literature, Early Christian Literature, Other Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by John C. Poirier
Published 8/9/2015
Citation: John C. Poirier, review of Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson, and Eileen Schuller, eds., Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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