Was Jesus a mainstream or sectarian Jew, as the scholarly consensus tells us? This view--that we must automatically adopt Second Temple Judaism as the paradigm in which to interpret or reconstruct the historical Jesus--is often presented as self-evident, unquestionable, and beyond dispute. However, the promotion of the Jewish Jesus raises serious questions--specifically, whether this consensus is the product of theological and ecumenical agendas. In Judaizing Jesus, noted scholar Robert M. Price challenges this trend and offers a menu of alternative ways of seeing Jesus: Sacred King, Cynic Philosopher, Gnostic Redeemer, and...the Buddha! He concludes by proposing a new theory of Christian origins to explain how and why the first Christians themselves Judaized Jesus.
- ISBN-13: 9781634312134
- ISBN-10: 1634312139
- Publisher: Pitchstone Publishing
- Publish Date: October 2021
- Dimensions: 8.43 x 5.43 x 0.71 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.61 pounds
- Page Count: 224