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Christian-Jewish relations have varied throughout the centuries; at times they have been peaceful with a semblance of mutual understanding, but occasionally these relations have been ones of tension, often involving recrimination and even violence. In Christian-Jewish Relations through the Centuries, the contributors address a number of major questions which have been at the heart and the periphery of these tenuous relations through the years. This important discussion begins with the emerging first-century Church as it began to define itself in terms of Judaism, then traces this relationship through the intervening years, including modern issues regarding anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. In its own way, this book becomes a part of the ongoing dialogue, tackling sensitive yet vital topics from a variety of approaches and perspectives.
Stanley E. Porter, who received his Ph.D. from University of Sheffield in England, is President, Dean, and Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Canada. Porter has taught for sixteen years in post-secondary institutions in Canada, the USA, and the UK. He has published more than eight books and over 100 journal articles; he has also edited or co-edited over 40 volumes, including Baptism, the New Testament and the Church Historical and Contemporary Studies in Honour of R.E.O. White. A well-known and respected expert in Greek and New Testament studies throughout the world, he has contributed several books to the Studies in New Testament Greek and JSNTS Collection (16 Vols.), the Hermeneutics Collection (12 Vols.), and the Library of NT Studies: JSNTS on Paul (17 Vols.). He is the author of Idioms of the Greek New Testament, Second Edition.
Brook W. R. Pearson was senior lecturer in theology in the department of theology and religious studies at the University of Surrey Roehampton, London. Pearson is the author of Corresponding Sense: Paul, Dialectic, and Gadamer.