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Frequently in the past decade, the decline of the Christian church in the western world has been attributed by certain commentators to the failure of some churches to stand up for the true Christian faith.
In Bible study yesterday morning, the prospect of a possible antisemtic bias in Scripture was raised.
Amy-Jill Levine in her book The Misunderstood Jew, describes a Christian mindset towards Judaism that I can see having been characteristic of my own teaching at times.
In his 1986 Forgetting The Root: The Emergence of Christianity from Judaism, Professor of Biblical Studies and Dean of Special Studies at the Athenaeum of Ohio, Terrance Callan deals with many of the same issues that Daniel Boyarin addresses in his recent book The Jewish Gospels.
Tuesday June 5, 2012 – Dr. William Morrow and Dr. Daniel Fraikin discuss Dr. Daniel Boyarin’s The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ at St. Philip Oak Bay.
Daniel Boyarin’s address last week ended with an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Today will not be a notable celebration in most North American homes. It is not part of a holiday weekend. You would probably search in vain for a single greeting card in honour of this day. Families will not hold … Continue reading →
Daniel Boyarin’s book The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ is a stimulating and accessible account of the origins of Christian faith from a scholarly Jewish perspective.
Daniel Boyarin is a Talmudic scholar. But, Daniel Boyarin is not just any Talmudic scholar. He is the Wayne Gretzky of Talmudic scholars. Even those who disagree with his conclusions, agree that, in the realm of Talmudic scholars, Boyarin is a star.
A recent survey by The Barna Group, a research and resource company in Ventura, California that focuses on the intersection of faith and culture, has found that women in the US are abandoning church. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/02/women-church-attendance_n_916604.html
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