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By Raymond Lillevik

This publication explores the connection among Christian religion and Jewish id from the viewpoint of 3 Jewish believers in Jesus residing in japanese and relevant Europe earlier than global conflict 1: Rudolf Hermann (Chaim) Gurland, Christian Theophilus fortunate (Chaim Jedidjah Pollak), and Isaac (Ignatz) Lichtenstein. They have been all rabbis or had rabbinic schooling, and have been in numerous methods combining their religion in Jesus as Messiah with a Jewish identification. The ebook deals a biographical learn of the 3 males and an research in their understandings of id. This research considers 5 different types for id: the relation of Gurland, fortunate, and Lichtenstein to Jewish culture, to the Jewish humans, to Christian culture, to the Christian group, and to the community of Jewish believers in Jesus. Lillevik argues that Gurland, fortunate, and Lichtenstein in very alternative ways transcended essentialist in addition to constructionist principles of Jewish and Christian identity.

"This attention-grabbing, groundbreaking, and much-needed research of those 3 pioneers highlights their contribution to nineteenth-century Hebrew Christianity and to Messianic Judaism at the present time. Lillevik tells their tales, strains their theological improvement, and explores the demanding situations they posed and confronted. in the course of the lens of background and comparative research, his cautious scholarship demands renewed recognition to the function of Jewish believers in Jesus because the bridge among church and synagogue. learn, replicate, and enjoy!"
--Richard Harvey, Hebrew Bible and Jewish reports, All countries Christian university, Hertfordshire, UK

"Lillevik's ebook is a well timed and pioneering examine of 3 Jewish-Christian leaders of the past due 19th and early 20th century. How did they negotiate the tough problem of mixing it sounds as if incompatible identities, Jewish and Christian? Lillevik addresses this question with nice empathy and methodical finesse. nobody has provided and studied those 3 leaders in such breadth and intensity sooner than. His booklet will stay a landmark examine of Jewish-Christian identities within the sleek period."
--Oskar Skarsaune, Norwegian college of Theology, Oslo, Norway

Raymond Lillevik (PhD) is lecturer in Kristen Videregående skole in Nordland, Nesna in Norway. Apostates, Hybrids, or Jews? is a book of his Phd-dissertation on the Norwegian institution of Theology.

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