Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith    Marvin R. Wilson

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"Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith"
ISBN:  0802804233

 

Table of Contents  
A New People: Abraham’s Spiritual Children
THE ROOT AND BRANCHES
“Look to Abraham Your Father”
Athens or Jerusalem?
The World of the Bible
The Olive Root and Branches
Grafted into Israel
 
GENTILES, JEWS, AND JEWISH HERITAGE
A New Spiritual Family
A Western World with an Eastern Book
The Problem of Judaizing
Paul and the Law
Jewish Heritage and Today’s Church
 
Church and Synagogue in the Light of History
THE EARLIEST CHURCH AND JUDAISM
Jesus and His Followers
Beginnings: A Jewish Church
The Hebraists and the Hellenists
Stephen and the Hellenists
Outreach to Gentiles
The Special Calling of Paul
Further Success among the Gentiles
The Council of Jerusalem
 
THEOLOGICAL CONFLICT AND PERSECUTION
Theological Differences
Persecutions
Summary
 
“HERETICS” AND THE SYNAGOGUE
The Birkat ha-Minim: Definition
The Origin of the Benediction
The Minim and Notzrim
“Put out of the Synagogue”
The Nidduy and Herem
Conclusion
 
THE JEWISH REVOLTS AND THE PARTING OF THE WAY
The First Jewish Revolt (A.D. 66-73)
Between Revolts: The Academy at Yavneh
From Sabbath to Lord’s Day
The Second Jewish Revolt (A.D. 132-135)
The Parting of the Way
 
A HISTORY OF CONTEMPT: ANTI-SEMITISM AND THE CHURCH
The “New” Israel Emerges
From De-Judaizing to Anti-Judaism
The Early Fathers: Blaming the Victims
Allegory: An Attempt to Rescue the Jewish Scriptures
Anti-Semitism in the Middle Ages
From Luther to the Present
 
Understanding Hebrew Thought
THE OLD TESTAMENT: HEBRAIC FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH
The Heresy of Marcion
Neo-Marcionism
A Neglected Treasure
The Bible of the Early Church
Two Parts, Yet One Book
The Theological Key
God-Breathed and Useful
Discovering the Jewish Jesus
Other Early Jewish Sources
The Shema: Core Affirmation of Israel’s Faith
Christianity Is Jewish
The Hebrew Bible and American Beginnings
Foundational, Not Optional
 
THE CONTOUR OF HEBREW THOUGHT
An Energetic People, a Descriptive Language
The Power of Poetry
Painting Verbal Pictures
Block Logic
A Time for Meditation
Everything Is Theological
Religion as a Way of Life
A Different View of Time and History
 
WHERE THE CHURCH WENT WRONG
Dynamic Unity versus Dualism
Otherworldliness versus This-Worldliness
The Individual versus the Community
 
Jewish Heritage and the Church: Selected Studies
MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY THROUGH HEBREW EYES
Current Attitudes
Biblical Foundations: Genesis and Marriage
Marriage and Sinai: Two Covenants Compared
Jewish Insights into Marriage and the Family
Values within the Home
Learning about the Family through Fiddler
Older and Better: Aging through Hebrew Eyes
 
PASSOVER AND LAST SUPPER
The Origin of Passover
Passover in Old Testament Times
Passover in New Testament Times
Jesus’ Last Supper
Passover Today
Passover and Contemporary Christianity
 
JEWS, CHRISTIANS, AND THE LAND
Jews and the Land: An Overview
Christian Approaches to the State of Israel
Christians and Support of Israel
Epilogue: Prospects for Peace
 
A LIFE OF LEARNING: THE HEART OF JEWISH HERITAGE
Education in Old Testament Times
The Hebrew View of Wisdom
Young Fools and Old Fools
The Hebrew View of Knowledge
Education with a Difference
The Sweetness of Learning
Hebraic Insights on the Task of Teaching
Education in New Testament Times
Everyone a Student
Teaching Methods and Priorities
Study as Worship
“Guard It Well, for It Is Your Life”
 
Toward Restoring Jewish Roots
IF NOT NOW…WHEN?
Preliminary Considerations for Christians
Face-to-face in Dialogue
Education and Personal Growth
Social Action
“The Greatest of These Is Love”
 
A Selective Bibliography
Index of Biblical Texts
Index of Rabbinic Literature
Index of Other Early Extrabiblical Literature
Index of Authors
Index of Subjects
Index of Hebrew Words
Index of Greek Words

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