Jewish Law in Gentile Churches (Hardcover)

By Stewart J. Brown

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9780567087348, 336pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2000

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Paperback (11/1/2003)

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Why did the Gentile church keep Old Testament commandments about sex and idolatry, but disregard many others, like those about food or ritual purity? If there were any binding norms, what made them so, and on what basis were they articulated?In this important study, Markus Bockmuehl approaches such questions by examining the halakhic (Jewish legal) rationale behind the ethics of Jesus, Paul and the early Christians. He offers fresh and often unexpected answers based on careful biblical and historical study. His arguments have far-reaching implications not only for the study of the New Testament, but more broadly for the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

About the Author

Dr Markus Bockmuehl is Professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK.