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Placing himself within the context of the Gospel of Matthew, Neusner imagines himself in a dialogue with Jesus of Nazareth and pays him the supreme Judaic gesture of respect: making a connection with him through an honest debate about the nature of God's One Truth. Neusner explains why the Sermon on the Mount would not have convinced him to follow Jesus and why, by the criterion of the Torah of Moses, he would have continued to follow the teachings of Moses. He explores the reasons Christians believe in Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of Heaven, while Jews continue to believe in the Torah of Moses and a kingdom of priests and holy people on earth. This revised and expanded edition, with a foreword by Donald Akenson, creates a thoughtful and accessible context for discussion of the most fundamental question of why Christians and Jews believe what they believe.

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Imagine yourself transported two thousand years back in time to Galilee at the moment of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. After hearing it, would you abandon your religious beliefs and ideology to follow him, or would you hold on to your own beliefs and walk away? In A Rabbi Talks with Jesus Jacob Neusner considers just such a spiritual journey.

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ISBN:
9780773520462
Foreword:
Akenson, Donald Harman
Author:
Akenson, Donald Harman
Author:
Neusner, Jacob
Publisher:
McGill-Queen's University Press
Location:
Montreal :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comparative Religion
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Jesus christ
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Christology
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - Christology
Subject:
Jewish interpretations
Subject:
Jesus Christ - Jewish interpretations
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Paper Text
Series Volume:
8896-AN/893/4
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.25x5.57x.51 in. .39 lbs.

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Imagine yourself transported two thousand years back in time to Galilee at the moment of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. After hearing it, would you abandon your religious beliefs and ideology to follow him, or would you hold on to your own beliefs and walk away? In A Rabbi Talks with Jesus Jacob Neusner considers just such a spiritual journey.
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