By John P. Meier
John Meier’s earlier volumes within the acclaimed sequence A Marginal Jew are based upon the idea that whereas reliable old information regarding Jesus is sort of constrained, humans of alternative faiths can however arrive at a consensus on primary historic proof of his lifestyles. during this eagerly expected fourth quantity within the sequence, Meier methods a clean topic—the teachings of the historic Jesus bearing on Mosaic legislations and morality—with an analogous rigor, thoroughness, accuracy, and insightfulness on reveal in his previous works.
After correcting misconceptions approximately Mosaic legislation in Jesus’ time, this quantity addresses the lessons of Jesus on significant criminal subject matters like divorce, oaths, the Sabbath, purity ideas, and a number 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 legislations, used to be deeply engaged in debates approximately its observance. in simple terms by means of embracing this portrait of the ancient Jesus grappling with questions of the Torah will we keep away from the typical mistake of making Christian ethical theology below the guise of learning “Jesus and the Law,” the writer concludes.
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A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume 4: Law and Love: Rethinking the Historical Jesus v. 4 (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library) by John P. Meier