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By Raymond Lillevik

This booklet explores the connection among Christian religion and Jewish identification from the viewpoint of 3 Jewish believers in Jesus dwelling in japanese and imperative Europe prior to global conflict 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 several methods combining their religion in Jesus as Messiah with a Jewish id. The publication deals a biographical research of the 3 males and an research in their understandings of identification. 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 neighborhood, and to the community of Jewish believers in Jesus. Lillevik argues that Gurland, fortunate, and Lichtenstein in very other ways transcended essentialist in addition to constructionist rules of Jewish and Christian identity.

"This attention-grabbing, groundbreaking, and much-needed learn of those 3 pioneers highlights their contribution to nineteenth-century Hebrew Christianity and to Messianic Judaism at the present time. Lillevik tells their tales, strains their theological improvement, and explores the demanding situations they posed and confronted. throughout the lens of historical past and comparative research, his cautious scholarship demands renewed recognition to the function of Jewish believers in Jesus because the bridge among church and synagogue. learn, replicate, and enjoy!"
--Richard Harvey, Hebrew Bible and Jewish reviews, All countries Christian university, Hertfordshire, UK

"Lillevik's ebook is a well timed and pioneering examine of 3 Jewish-Christian leaders of the past due 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 awarded and studied those 3 leaders in such breadth and intensity ahead of. His e-book will stay a landmark research of Jewish-Christian identities within the glossy period."
--Oskar Skarsaune, Norwegian institution of Theology, Oslo, Norway

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

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