When Christians Were Jews by Paula Fredriksen audiobook

When Christians Were Jews: The First Generation

By Paula Fredriksen
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

By Paula Fredriksen
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

Brilliance Audio 9780300190519

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721333455

  • ISBN: 9781721333455

Runtime: 6.98 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A compelling account of Christianity’s Jewish beginnings, from one of the world’s leading scholars of ancient religion

How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God's promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church? Committed to Jesus’s prophecy—“The Kingdom of God is at hand!”—they were, in their own eyes, history's last generation. But in history's eyes, they became the first Christians.

In this electrifying social and intellectual history, Paula Fredriksen answers this question by reconstructing the life of the earliest Jerusalem community. As her account arcs from this group’s hopeful celebration of Passover with Jesus, through their bitter controversies that fragmented the movement’s midcentury missions, to the city’s fiery end in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, she brings this vibrant apostolic community to life. Fredriksen offers a vivid portrait both of this temple-centered messianic movement and of the bedrock convictions that animated and sustained it.

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Author Bio: Paula Fredriksen

Author Bio: Paula Fredriksen

Paula Fredriksen is the Aurelio Professor of Scripture Emerita at Boston University and distinguished visiting professor of comparative religion at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She divides her time between Boston and Jerusalem.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 6.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English