How Judaism and Christianity Became Two
Hershel Shanks, editor
Publication Date
January 2013
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CONTRIBUTORS: James H. Charlesworth, Bruce Chilton, Shaye J.D. Cohen, James D.G. Dunn, Arye Edrei, Steven Fine, Lawrence T. Geraty, Matt A. Jackson-McCabe, Robert A. Kraft, AnneMarie Luijendijk, Doron Mendels, Eric M. Meyers, Annette Yoshiko Reed, Joan Taylor, Geza Vermes, Lily Vuong, Pamela Watson, and Margaret H. Williams


The Parting of the Ways between Judaism and Christianity was not one, but many. It occurred in different ways in different places and in different times. Never before has this multi-faceted process been documented so engagingly and so authoritatively by so many eminent scholars from the United States, England, Israel and elsewhere as in this book. You get 15 exciting chapters ranging from “The Jewish Jesus Movement” by Geza Vermes to “Did They Ever Part” by James H. Charlesworthand in between Eric M. Meyers’ “Living Side by Side in Galilee,” Margaret H. Williams’ “Jews and Christians at Rome: An Early Parting of the Ways” and more!


Anyone interested in this fascinating topic will find this carefully edited, insightful volume as engaging as a novel. Written by world authorities, it’s a unique resource easily understood by both the student and interested layperson.