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Monday, December 3, 2012

BOOK GIVEAWAY! - Soundings in the Religion of Jesus

We’re continuing our giveaways of copies of our books here at The Jesus Blog. The lucky winner this time around will get a free copy of my, Chilton’s and Neusner’s Soundings in the Religion of Jesus: Perspectives and Methods in Jewish and Christian Scholarship (Fortress, 2012). My thanks to the kind folks at Fortress for providing this free book!

There are four opportunities to enter the contest

1) comment here,

2) sign up to follow the blog (and leave a comment saying that you did), and/or

3) share this post on Facebook (and leave a comment saying that you did).

4) share this post on Twitter (and leave a comment saying that you did).

We’ll announce a winner in two weeks next week.

As to the book itself, we have assembled a stellar roster of international scholars from both Christian and Jewish perspectives. This book models a Jewish-Christian dialogue that takes seriously the Jewishness of Jesus. None of the scholars involved aim to smooth over the important differences between our traditions. Rather, we seek a fruitful exchange that reveals our distinctive characteristics and occasional overlaps. In the process, the historical figure of Jesus becomes accessible in new ways.
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Contents:

Foreword - Adele Reinhartz

INTRODUCTION: Allowing Historical Study to Serve Interfaith Dialogue - Anthony Le Donne

Part One: THE NEW TESTAMENT JESUS AND EXCLUSIONARY BOUNDARIES
1 Translating Jesus and the Jews: Can We Eradicate the Anti-Semitism without Also Erasing the Semitism? - Leonard Greenspoon
2 A Jewish Teaching: Jesus, Gentiles, and the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46) - Joel N. Lohr
3 A Dogmatic Jesus - Anne Lapidus Lerner

Part Two: EARLY JEWISH AND GENTILE PERSPECTIVES ON JESUS
4 The Distribution of Jewish Leaders in the Synoptic Gospels: Why Wariness Is Warranted - Michael J. Cook
5 Viewing the Jewish Jesus of History through the Lens of Matthew’s Gospel - Donald Senior C. P.
6 The Trial of Jesus and the Temple: Sadducean and Roman Perspectives - Eyal Regev

Part Three: JESUS RESEARCH BEFORE AND AFTER GERMAN NATIONAL SOCIALISM
7 Remapping Schweitzer’s Quest through Jewish-Christian Polemic, Apology, and Dialogue - Anthony Le Donne
8 The Dissimilar Jesus: Anti-Semitism, Protestantism, Hero-Worship, and Dialectical Theology - Dagmar Winter
9 Jesus within Judaism: The Political and Moral Context of Jesus Research and Its Methodology - Gerd Theissen

Part Four: JESUS IN JEWISH-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE
10 The Importance of Jewish-Christian Dialogue on Jesus - James D. G. Dunn
11 Jesus in Jewish-Christian Dialogue - Amy-Jill Levine
12 Conclusion - Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner

-anthony

68 comments:

  1. I would be thrilled to leave a comment in order to win a free book.

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  2. I am signed up and following this blog. whoo hoo.

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  3. and I have shared this post on facebook. done and done.

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  4. I am deeply inspired with your attempts because Japan Christianity confronts many crises. I will try to inform and tell about this blog to many Japanese people as possible as I can. Many thanks!

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  5. An Indonesian amateur theologian i waiting for getting this book :D Thanks :) ...

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  6. Put this on my RSS feed! I want that book!! :)

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  7. I am now following this blog. Free book, come to me!! :)

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  8. I'm in. I can't wait to read it.

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  9. I would love to receive your book.

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  10. I think receiving a copy of this book would be just dandy!

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  11. And I have linked to this post on facebook here:

    http://www.facebook.com/everyday.revolutionary/posts/422664027799304

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  12. I'd love a copy.
    Blog followed; Link shared on FB.
    Come on random number generator!

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  13. Been following this blog for a while and have benefited greatly. Keep up the good work!

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  14. Would love to read the book, but no FB for me. I have followed your blog for ages via RSS.

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  15. Count me in, please.

    Eric T.

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  17. I am commenting so that you will not feel that people don't want your book. ;-)

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  18. Commenting, already follow the blog, and sharing on Twitter/Facebook!

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  19. i enjoy your blog!

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  20. Igal German

    The Jesus Blog: I wish to get a free copy of Soundings in the Religion of Jesus :)

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  21. I'd love a copy! BTW, it was great seeing you and Chris at SBL.

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    1. Fair enough, Anthony. But I don't have a copy of THIS book! :-)

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  22. Yup, I'd like a chance to win the book. I follow the blog with google reader, which is lame. The good posts here make up for the extra clicking that I do to go from my email account to google reader. Keep up the good work!

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  23. I will comment simply to ensure that you don't have as much trouble giving away a book this time as you seem to have had last time...

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  24. I'm in - Jeremy miller

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  25. I'd love a chance to win a copy! - Ryan

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  26. I've signed up and commented . . . thanks for the opportunity!

    --Judi

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  27. I've signed up for the RSS feed and commented . . . thanks for the opportunity!

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  28. Of course I will enter - Bryant J. Williams III

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  29. I've shared this link on Facebook.

    - Damon Williams

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  30. I would enjoy owning a copy. Thanks.

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  31. I would enjoy owning this book. Thanks

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  32. I've followed. Did I mention I would enjoy owning this book?

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  33. I'll enter as well...Jordan Litchfield

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  34. I'm happy to have found this blog and am now following it. I would love a chance to own the book. Thanks!

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  35. Sharing via twitter & facebook now.

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  36. Sharing on twitter & facebook now.

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  37. Anthony and Chris, I enjoy your blog!

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  38. Anthony and Chris, I enjoy your blog!

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  39. As always enjoying the work being done here.

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  40. Give me the book. Facebook, twitter.

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  41. Give me the book. Facebook, twitter.

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  42. Thanks so much for your generosity! Please add me to the draw.

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  43. I'm in, thank you.

    I like my Jesuses very, very Jewish.

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  44. Here we go again, "Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah is all its judgment!"

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  45. I tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/kevinfiske/status/276387089304678400

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  46. Signed up to follow the blog via email.

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  47. As John P.Meier wrote, with dry humour, there are so any books "about" Jesus that a poor Buddhist sinner may well be condemned to three reincarnations to read all of them. Well this book sounds interesting.

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  48. A great violence was coming that none could have foreseen.
    At stake for the church-state empire was control.
    At stake for villeins
    was nothing less than the birth of human rights.
    At stake for the little band of Brethren was life itself.

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