Sarah's Reviews > The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament's Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book
The Reluctant Parting: How the New Testament's Jewish Writers Created a Christian Book
Feb 01, 2019
It's an interest of mine, the Jewish/Christian split ("split" doesn't quite say, but it worked for Adrienne Rich in her "split at the root" about in part, being both Christian and Jewish). Anyway. The history here is quite interesting--about the centuries before and during the Common Era. Roman rule and Roman intolerance was even more of a player than I'd realized. Until the author commences on her scholarly and astute analysis of each book of the New Testament -- in other words, while the author is writing about the history I was fascinated. The exegesis is interesting enough, but of less interest to me. Anyway. This is a strong analysis of religion, culture, politics of the times.
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