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The Jewish Jesus: How Judaism and Christianity Shaped Each Other

Peter Schäfer


In late antiquity, as Christianity emerged from Judaism, it was not only the new religion that was being influenced by the old. The rise and revolutionary challenge of Christianity also had a profound influence on rabbinic Judaism, which was itself just emerging and, like Christianity, trying to shape its own identity. This book reveals the crucial ways in which various Jewish heresies, including Christianity, affected the development of rabbinic Judaism. The book even shows that some of the ideas that the rabbis appropriated from Christianity were actually reappropriated Jewish ideas. The res ... More

Keywords: late antiquity, Christianity, rabbinic Judaism, orthodoxy, heresy, Judaism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780691153902
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691153902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Schäfer, author
Princeton University