Apostates, Hybrids, or True Jews? - Jewish Christians and Jewish identity in Eastern Europe 1860 - 1914 (Bok)

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This book explores the relationship between Christian faith and Jewish identity from the perspective of three Jewish believers in Jesus living in eastern and central Europe before WW1: Rudolf Hermann (Chaim) Gurland, Christian Theophilus Lucky (Chaim Jedidjah Pollak), and Isaac (Ignatz) Lichtenstein.

They were all rabbis or had rabbinic education, and were in different ways combining their faith in Jesus as Messiah with a Jewish identity. The book offers a biographical study of three men and an analysis of their understandings of identity. This analysis considers five categories for identification: the relation of Gurland, Lucky and Lichtenstein to Jewish tradition, to the Jewish people, to Christian tradition, to the Christian community, and to the network of Jewish believers in Jesus. Lillevik argues that Gurland, Lucky and Lichtenstein in very different ways transcended essencialist as well as constructionist ideas of Jewish and Christian identity. 

Boka er på engelsk! 

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Antall sider 386
Forfatter(e) av Raymond Lillevik
Format 23 x 15,5 cm
Innbinding Myk/ pocket.
ISBN ISBN: 978-1-62564-530-2
Språk Engelsk
Trykkår 2014
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Forlag Pickwick Publications

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