Jews and Christians: In Contact and Controversy

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Jewish-Christian contact and controversy were central to early Christian experience. An understanding of this contact and controversy and its continuation over the centuries is also central to any true understanding of the history of Christianity and of the history of Judaism.

The twelve chapters of this book deal especially with the interconnected subjects of polemic and biblical interpretation. Nine are concerned with the ancient world, beginning with post-exilic Jewish writing and the New Testament and going on to later pagan, Jewish and Christian controversies. Three concentrate on medieval and early modern Jewish controversies.

William Horbury also makes an important contribution to the understanding of abundant primary sources, both Jewish and Christian, which remain in large part under-explored

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William Horbury is Professor of Jewish and Early Christian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK.


"Horbury cuts straight to the heart of the issues...He is thorough, thoughtful, and deeply considerate." -- Journal of Biblical Literature, January 2001

“A thorough scholarly study.” -- Religious Studies Review, April 2001

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