Item description for The World of Jesus: First-Century Judaism in Crisis (Understanding Jesus Today Series) by John Riches...
Overview This book examines the social, economic, political, and cultural context of first-century Judaism. During the first century AD Judaism experienced a crisis of cultural erosion due to foreign influences. Professor Riches describes the ways in which foreign domination threatened the Jewish community and discusses the ways in which various groups of Jews tried to preserve their cultural identity. Relating Jesus' teaching to that of the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Zealots, the Essenes, and John the Baptist, Riches argues that Jesus was deeply committed to the values of the Jewish tradition, even while he proposed radical change that he believed would bring renewal.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.02" Width: 5.07" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.33 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1990
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521386764 ISBN13 9780521386760
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More About John Riches
John Riches was until his retirement in 2003 Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at Glasgow University. Among his books on the New Testament are Jesus and the Transformation of Judaism (1980), A Century of New Testament Study (1993) and Conflicting Mythologies (2000).
John Riches currently resides in Glasgow. John Riches has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Glasgow, UK University of Glasgow University of Glasgow,.
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