Gophna to Galilee: The Bridge between Christian Beginnings and Jewish Rebirth

Carrington, Cliff

Cliff Carrington (Australia) explores the significance of the Academy at Jamnia for the formation of rabbinic Judaism and some possible connections to early Christianity. … [more]

I Shall See Your Image in a Waking Vision'

Cohen, Martin Samuel

Psalm 17:15 'Esbe'ah Behaqitz Temunatekhah. A chapter from Rabbi Cohen's book, Travels on the Road Not Taken: Towards a Bible-Based Theory of Jewish Spirituality. … [more]

Antisemitism: An Enduring Problem in Western Society

Davies, Alan T.

The many mythological layers of Jew-hatred -- 'the oldest hatred of the world.' … [more]

Theology and Literature (4) - An Alien on Wallstreet

Freadman, Richard

Richard Freadman, Professor and Head of the School of English at La Trobe University (Australia) offers a Jewish reading of Herman Melville’s novel Bartleby the Scrivener: A Tale of Wall Street. … [more]

Paul's Contradictions  - Can They Be Resolved?

Gager, John G.

John Gager, Professor of Religion at Princeton University and author of Reinventing Paul (Oxford University Press, 2000), proposes a method of resolving the seeming contradictions in Paul's attitude toward the Jews and Judaism. … [more]

Sola Scriptura

Gaston, Lloyd

Is the so-called New Testament a canon, a corpus of writings seen as authoritative unity? The establishment of the NT as canon went hand in hand with the demotion of the OT Scripture to subordinate status. … [more]

Transformations in Telling the Passion Story

Gaston, Lloyd

Or: 'His blood be on us and on our children.' The Passion Narratives have had both bad and good consequences. How can they be transformed back to yield only the second? … [more]


Gaston, Lloyd

Legicide and the Problem of the Christian Old Testament: A Plea for a New Hermeneutic of the Apostolic Writings. … [more]

Abraham and the Righteousness of God

Gaston, Lloyd

Most interpreters think that Paul operates with a sharp distinction between faith and law as the way to salvation. Could it be that we have misunderstood Paul on this point and that in fact he interprets the figure of Abraham not against but with the traditional Jewish understanding? … [more]

Paul and Jerusalem

Gaston, Lloyd

The theology of the Jerusalem church had no future and cannot be revived today, while the theology of Paul triumphed to such an extent that it is only with difficulty that we can recover the theology of Jerusalem. … [more]