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By Raymond Lillevik

This e-book explores the connection among Christian religion and Jewish id from the point of view of 3 Jewish believers in Jesus residing in jap and valuable Europe prior to global battle 1: Rudolf Hermann (Chaim) Gurland, Christian Theophilus fortunate (Chaim Jedidjah Pollak), and Isaac (Ignatz) Lichtenstein. They have been all rabbis or had rabbinic schooling, and have been in numerous methods combining their religion in Jesus as Messiah with a Jewish identification. The ebook deals a biographical learn of the 3 males and an research in their understandings of id. This research considers 5 different types for identity: the relation of Gurland, fortunate, and Lichtenstein to Jewish culture, to the Jewish humans, to Christian culture, to the Christian group, and to the community of Jewish believers in Jesus. Lillevik argues that Gurland, fortunate, and Lichtenstein in very alternative ways transcended essentialist in addition to constructionist principles of Jewish and Christian identity.

"This interesting, groundbreaking, and much-needed examine of those 3 pioneers highlights their contribution to nineteenth-century Hebrew Christianity and to Messianic Judaism this day. Lillevik tells their tales, lines their theological improvement, and explores the demanding situations they posed and confronted. in the course of the lens of heritage and comparative research, his cautious scholarship demands renewed awareness to the position of Jewish believers in Jesus because the bridge among church and synagogue. learn, mirror, and enjoy!"
--Richard Harvey, Hebrew Bible and Jewish reviews, All countries Christian university, Hertfordshire, UK

"Lillevik's e-book is a well timed and pioneering learn of 3 Jewish-Christian leaders of the overdue 19th and early 20th century. How did they negotiate the tough problem of mixing it sounds as if incompatible identities, Jewish and Christian? Lillevik addresses this query with nice empathy and methodical finesse. not anyone has provided and studied those 3 leaders in such breadth and intensity prior to. His booklet will stay a landmark research of Jewish-Christian identities within the glossy period."
--Oskar Skarsaune, Norwegian tuition of Theology, Oslo, Norway

Raymond Lillevik (PhD) is lecturer in Kristen Videregående skole in Nordland, Nesna in Norway. Apostates, Hybrids, or Jews? is a booklet of his Phd-dissertation on the Norwegian university of Theology.

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