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Chilton, Bruce

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Rabbi Jesus : an intimate biography by Bruce Chilton( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chilton draws on recent archaeological findings to paint a vivid portrait of the social customs, political forces, and religious beliefs and practices of first-century Palestine. Examining new translations and interpretations of ancient texts against this fresh, historically accurate background, he offers a revolutionary look at Jesus' early life and the philosophical and psychological foundations of the ideas he promulgated as a young man. Chilton provides evidence that contradicts long-held beliefs about Jesus and the movement he led. He shows, for example, that Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Galilee, not Nazareth or Bethlehem of Judea, and that the High Priest Caiaphas, not Pontius Pilate, played the central role in Jesus' execution. It is his description of Jesus role as a rabbi, or "master," of Jewish oral traditions, a teacher of the Kabbalah, and a practitioner of a Galilean form of Judaism that emphasized direct communication with God, however, that casts an entirely new light on the origins of Christianity. By placing Jesus within the context of his times, Chilton uncovers truths lost to history and reveals a new Jesus for the new millennium."--Jacket
Mary Magdalene : a biography by Bruce Chilton( Book )

14 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, Mary Magdalene has been both revered and reviled, a woman who has taken on many forms-witch, whore, the incarnation of the eternal feminine, the devoted companion (and perhaps even the wife) of Jesus. In this new biography, biblical scholar Chilton offers an authoritative portrait of this fascinating woman. Through interpretations of ancient texts, he shows that Mary played a central role in Jesus'. He traces the evolving images of Mary Magdalene and the legends surrounding her, and explains why, despite her prominence, the Gospels actually say so little about her. In a look at the Church's attitudes toward women, he investigates Christian misogyny in the ancient world, including the suppression of women priests who patterned their activities on Mary's; explores the impact of Gnostic ambivalence toward women on its depictions of Mary; and shows that these traditions still influence modern portrayals of her.--From publisher description
Rabbi Paul : an intellectual biography by Bruce Chilton( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Saint Paul identifies his crucial role in the formation of Christianity while considering how beliefs about his character have transformed him from a premiere apostle into a doctrine-promoting antifeminist and homophobe
The Cambridge companion to the Bible by Howard Clark Kee( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information about the changing historical, social, and cultural contexts in which the Biblical writers and their original readers thought and lived, including writers of Jewish and Christian apocryphal works
Jewish-Christian debates : God, kingdom, messiah by Jacob Neusner( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two eminent scholars, each expert in his own tradition, take Jewish-Christian dialogue to a new level. Aiming at neither mere description nor conversion, each presents the classical elements of his tradition's understanding of three fundamental, common religious questions; where to meet God, how to live, and what to hope for."
Classical Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism : comparing theologies by Bruce Chilton( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the world's religions, Christianity and Judaism are the most symmetrical: They have a common foundation, tell a single story, originate in the Hebrew Scriptures of ancient Israel, and share a commitment to many of the revelations of those Scriptures. But in our day of religious tolerance, there is a tendency to overlook or even disregard the vital differences between the two religions in the name of good will, thus undermining the chance for constructive Jewish-Christian dialogue and true theological engagement. In Classical Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism: Comparing Theologies, leading scholars Bruce D. Chilton and Jacob Neusner acknowledge the differences between Christianity and Judaism and, more importantly, bring them to the clearest possible expression
Pure kingdom : Jesus' vision of God by Bruce Chilton( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism in the New Testament : practices and beliefs by Bruce Chilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism in the New Testament explains how the books of the early church emerged from communities which defined themselves in Judaic terms even as they professed faith in Christ. The earliest Christians set forth the Torah as they understood it - they did not think of their religion as Christianity, but as Judaism. For the first time, in Judaism in the New Testament, two distinguished scholars take the earliest Christians at their word and ask: "If Christianity is (a) Judaism, then how should we read the New Testament?" The Gospels, Paul's Letters, and the Letter to the Hebrews are interpreted to define what Chilton and Neusner call "Christianity's Judaism." Seen in this way, the New Testament will never be the same
Abraham's curse : child sacrifice in the legacies of the West by Bruce Chilton( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the significance and implications of Abraham's near-sacrifice of his son Isaac to shed new light on religious conflicts in the modern world, analyzing the impact of the story on the beliefs and teachings of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
The glory of Israel : the theology and provenience of the Isaiah Targum by Bruce Chilton( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first attempt systematically to explain the growth, background and ideology of the Targum to Isaiah. Its principal stages of development between the first and fourth centuries CE are described in order to understand as precisely as possible its hope for God's messianic vindication of his people. Chilton's work demonstrates the paradigmatic significance of the Isaiah Targum within the Prophets Targum as a whole, and convincingly places the Targum in its chronological and theological context
The intellectual foundations of Christian and Jewish discourse : the philosophy of religious argument by Jacob Neusner( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Intellectual Foundations of Christian and Jewish Discourse argues that the Judaic and Christian heirs of Scripture adopted, and adapted to their own purposes and tasks, Greek philosophical modes of thought and argument. The authors explore how the earliest intellectuals of Christianity and Judaism shaped a tradition of articulated conflict and reasoned argument in the search for religious truth that was to be shared through continuing that argument with others. Neusner and Chilton examine, using the formative sources of Judaism and Christianity, the literary media of adaptation and reform: precisely where and how we identify in the foundation writings of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism the new opposing modes of articulated conflict and reasoned argument that through Christianity and Judaism, Greek philosophy and science bequeathed to the West
The missing Jesus : rabbinic Judaism and the New Testament by Bruce Chilton( Book )

15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Types of authority in formative Christianity and Judaism by Bruce Chilton( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two well-known scholars, in New Testament and Rabbinic Judaism respectively, ask the question: what does it mean to translate a theory of God's presence in the social order into a concrete doctrine of everyday authority? What sort of politics, what theory of ongoing and everyday religious encounter, and what modes of persuasive intellectual exchange embody the conviction that God is present among us and that our community is made holy by obedient response to that Presence? The holy community, the presence of God's representatives on earth, and the compelling power of certain kinds of evidence and arguments - these provide the outlines of an answer to that question. Politics come first. But both communities also looked to the authority of God embodied in persons, validated by miraculous events, or otherwise certified by gifts of the spirit. And, finally, both Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism deemed Christ and the Torah respectively to embody the logos of reason or the rules of right thought. Both maintained that well-expounded, probative evidence and compelling argument formed the best source of authority - compulsion exercised from within, by intellect."--Jacket
In quest of the historical Pharisees by Jacob Neusner( Book )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work sketches the many portraits of the Pharisees that emerge from ancient sources. Based upon the Gospels, the writings of Paul, Josephus, the Mishnah, the Tosefta, and archeology, the volume profiles the Pharisees and explores the relationship between the Pharisees and the Judaic religious system foreshadowed by the library of Qumran. A great virtue of this study is that no attempt is made to homogenize the distinct pictures or reconstruct a singular account of the Pharisees; instead, by carefully considering the sources, the chapters allow different pictures of the Pharisees to stand side by side. --from publisher description
Jewish and Christian doctrines : the classics compared by Jacob Neusner( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Targums : a critical introduction by Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher( Book )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey introduces critical knowledge and insights that have emerged over the past sixty years, including targum manuscripts discovered this century and targums known in Aramaic but only recently translated into English. Prolific scholars Flesher and Chilton guide readers in understanding the development of the targums, their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, their dates, their language, their place in the history of Christianity and Judaism, and their theologies and methods of interpretation. --from publisher description
Comparing spiritualities : formative Christianity and Judaism on finding life and meeting death by Bruce Chilton( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Jacob Neusner and Bruce Chilton ask simply, "What are experiences both distinctive to the spiritual life of Torah and Christ, respectively, and also accessible to our common humanity?" They examine the experiences of "birth in the faith, death in the faith, and bearing witness to the faith." Each writer explores the ways in which classical statements of Torah and Christ represent critical moments in a person's life of faith, and offers a comparison of the spiritual piety that each religion teaches and nurtures."--Jacket
The golden rule : the ethics of reciprocity in world religions by Jacob Neusner( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an examination of the ethical dictum 'The Golden Rul', exploring its formulation and significance in relation to the world's major religions
Religious tolerance in world religions by Jacob Neusner( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV> Today, and historically, religions often seem to be intolerant, narrow-minded, and zealous. But the record is not so one-sided. In Religious Tolerance in World Religions, numerous scholars offer perspectives on the "what" and "why" traditions of tolerance in world religions, beginning with the pre-Christian West, Greco-Roman paganism, and ancient Israelite Monotheism and moving into modern religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. By tolerance the authors mean "the capacity to live with religious difference, and by toleration, the theory that permits a majority religion to accommodate the presence of a minority religion." The volume is introduced with a summary of a recent survey that sought to identify the capacity of religions to tolerate one another in theory and in practice. Eleven religious communities in seven nations were polled on questions that ranged from equality of religious practitioners to consequences of disobedience. The essays frame the provocative analysis of how a religious system in its political statement produces categories of tolerance that can be explained in that system's logical context. Past and present beliefs, practices, and definitions of social order are examined in terms of how they support tolerance for other religious groups as a matter of public policy. Religious Tolerance in World Religions focuses attention on the attitude "that the 'infidel' or non-believer may be accorded an honorable position within the social order defined by Islam or Christianity or Judaism or Buddhism or Hinduism, and so on." It is a timely reference for colleges and universities and for makers of public policy. </DIV>
A comparative handbook to the Gospel of Mark : comparisons with Pseudepigrapha, the Qumran Schrolls [sic], and Rabbinic literature( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comparative handbook is intended to provide scholars of the New Testament with detailed, systematic and accurate resources concerning the Judaic context of the gospel of Mark. It aims to serve as a powerful tool to assist the reader - and commentator - in understanding and commenting on the gospel of Mark. Introductions are provided to help with issues of dating and the development of the literatures concerned. Possible interpretations are also presented, where suitable
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Rabbi Jesus : an intimate biography
Alternative Names
Bruce Chilton American biblical scholar

Chilton, B. D. 1949-

Chilton, Bruce

Chilton, Bruce D.

Chilton, Bruce D. 1949-

Chilton, Bruce D. (Bruce David), 1949-

Chilton, Bruce David.

Chilton, Bruce David 1949-

English (268)

Mary Magdalene : a biographyRabbi Paul : an intellectual biographyThe Cambridge companion to the BibleJewish-Christian debates : God, kingdom, messiahClassical Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism : comparing theologiesPure kingdom : Jesus' vision of GodJudaism in the New Testament : practices and beliefsAbraham's curse : child sacrifice in the legacies of the West