By John P. Meier

John Meier’s prior volumes within the acclaimed sequence A Marginal Jew are based upon the proposal that whereas sturdy historic information regarding Jesus is kind of restricted, humans of alternative faiths can however arrive at a consensus on basic old evidence of his existence. during this eagerly expected fourth quantity within the sequence, Meier techniques a clean topic—the teachings of the historic Jesus bearing on Mosaic legislation and morality—with an identical rigor, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on demonstrate in his past works.

 

After correcting misconceptions approximately Mosaic legislations in Jesus’ time, this quantity addresses the lessons of Jesus on significant felony subject matters like divorce, oaths, the Sabbath, purity principles, and many of the love commandments within the Gospels. What emerges from Meier’s learn is a profile of a sophisticated first-century Palestinian Jew who, faraway from looking to abolish the legislation, was once deeply engaged in debates approximately its observance. purely through embracing this portrait of the historic Jesus grappling with questions of the Torah will we steer clear of the typical mistake of creating Christian ethical theology less than the guise of learning “Jesus and the Law,” the writer concludes.

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