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- A Portrait of Jewish Americans
- Paul the Apostle and Jewish Christianity
- Criticism of Judaism
- E. P. Sanders, Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison of Patterns
A Portrait of Jewish Americans
Paul the Apostle has been placed within Second Temple Judaism by recent scholarship since the s. A central concern for Paul was the inclusion of Gentiles into God's New Covenant , and the role of faith and commandments in the inclusion of Gentile converts. Paul did not deem circumcision necessary, as witnessed throughout his writings, but thought that God included Gentiles into his New Covenant through faith in Christ. This brought him into conflict with some Jewish Christians , who requested strict observances of the Jewish law by Gentile Christians. Eventually the less strict view prevailed, and led to the separation of Gentile Christianity from Judaism.
Pauline Christianity or Pauline theology also Paulism or Paulanity ,  otherwise referred to as Gentile Christianity , is the theology and form of Christianity which developed from the beliefs and doctrines espoused by the Hellenistic-Jewish Apostle Paul through his writings and those New Testament writings traditionally attributed to him. Paul's beliefs were rooted in the earliest Jewish Christianity , but deviated from this Jewish Christianity in their emphasis on inclusion of the Gentiles into God's New Covenant , and his rejection of circumcision as an unnecessary token of upholding the Law. Proto-orthodox Christianity , which is rooted in the first centuries of the history of Christianity , relies heavily on Pauline theology and beliefs, and considers them to be amplifications and explanations of the teachings of Jesus. Since the 18th century, a number of scholars have proposed that Paul's writings contain teachings that are different from the original teachings of Jesus, the earliest Jewish Christians, as documented in the canonical gospels , early Acts and the rest of the New Testament , such as the Epistle of James. Pauline Christianity or Pauline theology, also called "Paulism" or "Paulanity",  is the theology and Christianity which developed from the beliefs and doctrines espoused by Paul the Apostle through his writings. Paul's beliefs were strongly rooted in the earliest Jewish Christianity, but deviated from this Jewish Christianity in their emphasis on inclusion of the Gentiles into God's New Covenant, and his rejection of circumcision as an unnecessary token of upholding the Law.
Paul the Apostle and Jewish Christianity
Sanders T h i s controversial and encyclopedic study is destined to be the most important book on its subject to appear in a generation. Drawing on a profound knowledge of the original sources, Professor Sanders has written an account of Rabbinic Judaism which has already been acclaimed as the most understandable such study ever undertaken b y a non-Jew. A s a result of his investigations, the author argues that the majority o f modern N e w Testament scholars, including such diverse figures as Joachim Jeremias and Rudolf Bultmann, have seriously misunderstood and therefore misinterpreted the nature of Judaism at the time of Jesus. I n the present work, Judaism emerges as a religion of a much greater stature, and not as a serious decline from the ideals of the earlier Old Testament period. T h e author extends his study, in the second half of the book, to Paul. Here again Professor Sanders argues that scholars have misunderstood much of the thought of Paul, especially where it concerns his relationship to Judaism. I n particular, he tries to set "justification by faith" in what he regards as its true perspective, which is not that of being the bedrock of Paul's message.
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This landmark work, which has shaped a generation of scholarship, compares the apostle Paul with contemporary Judaism, both understood on their own terms. Sanders proposes a methodology for comparing similar but distinct religious patterns, demolishes a flawed view of rabbinic Judaism still prevalent in much New Testament scholarship, and argues for a distinct understanding of the apostle and of the consequences of his conversion. A new foreword by Mark A. Brilliantly analyzing a broad range of early Jewish texts, Sanders likewise exposed the deep and abiding anti-Judaism afflicting — and disfiguring — centuries of Christian scholarship. Both intellectually and morally, his writing sounded a summons that has reshaped an entire field of study. If, in the forty years since its first publication, things have begun to change, it is thanks to Sanders, and to the enduring achievement of Paul and Palestinian Judaism. It changed the way we look at Paul and the way we look at ancient Judaism.
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Criticism of Judaism
E. P. Sanders, Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison of Patterns
About Follow Donate. Polling and Analysis. American Jews overwhelmingly say they are proud to be Jewish and have a strong sense of belonging to the Jewish people, according to a major new survey by the Pew Research Center. The percentage of U. Meanwhile, the number of Americans with direct Jewish ancestry or upbringing who consider themselves Jewish, yet describe themselves as atheist, agnostic or having no particular religion, appears to be rising and is now about 0. By contrast, among Jews in the youngest generation of U. This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the U.
Criticism of Judaism refers to criticism of Jewish religious doctrines , texts , laws , and practices. Early criticism originated in inter-faith polemics between Christianity and Judaism. Important disputations in the Middle Ages gave rise to widely publicized criticisms. Baruch Spinoza ,  Mordecai Kaplan ,  and prominent atheists  have criticized Judaism because its theology and religious texts describe a personal God who has conversations with important figures from ancient Israel Moses, Abraham, etc. Spinoza and Kaplan instead believed God is abstract, impersonal, a force of nature, or composes the universe itself.
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