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Jesus and the Forces of Death

The Gospels' Portrayal of Ritual Impurity within First-Century Judaism

"Utterly fresh and innovative. . . . Thiessen summons his reader to nothing less than a radical reimagining of Christian origins."--Paula Fredriksen, Review of Biblical Literature

Although most people acknowledge that Jesus was a first-century Jew, interpreters of the Gospels often present him as opposed to Jewish law and customs--especially when considering his numerous encounters with the ritually impure. Les mer
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"Utterly fresh and innovative. . . . Thiessen summons his reader to nothing less than a radical reimagining of Christian origins."--Paula Fredriksen, Review of Biblical Literature

Although most people acknowledge that Jesus was a first-century Jew, interpreters of the Gospels often present him as opposed to Jewish law and customs--especially when considering his numerous encounters with the ritually impure. Matthew Thiessen corrects this popular misconception by placing Jesus within the Judaism of his day. Thiessen demonstrates that the Gospel writers depict Jesus opposing ritual impurity itself, not the Jewish ritual purity system or the Jewish law. This fresh interpretation of significant passages from the Gospels shows that throughout his life, Jesus destroys forces of death and impurity while upholding the Jewish law.

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Contents
Introduction
1. Mapping Jesus's World
2. Jesus in a World of Ritual Impurity
3. Jesus and the Walking Dead
4. Jesus and the Dead Womb
5. Jesus and the Dead
6. Jesus and Demonic Impurity
7. Jesus, Healing, and the Sabbath Life
Conclusion
Appendix: Jesus and the Dietary Laws
Indexes

Om forfatteren

Matthew Thiessen (PhD, Duke University) is associate professor of religious studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (awarded the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise) and Paul and the Gentile Problem. He is also the coeditor of several volumes.