The authors address the issue of "God in this world" which, in the classical documents of formative Judaism, encompasses the diverse ways in which we meet God in the here and now. The counterpart in Christianity is meeting God in the incarnation of Jesus Christ. As heirs to the common scripture of ancient Israel, both Judaism and Christianity identify humanity as the worldly image of God. The two traditions concur that, since we are made in God's image, we see God in the face of one another. The conception of incarnation is therefore as Judaic as it is Christian. The point of difference between the two becomes clear when we ask how incarnation is realized.
This book is the final volume in a trilogy. Previously published volumes include 'Revelation: The Torah and the Bible' and 'The Body of Faith: Israel and the Church'.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"A superb resource for all who wish to deepen their understanding of Judaism and Christianity and the relationship between these two great traditions."
Jacob Neusner Bruce D. Chilton
Bruce Chilton is the Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College. He also serves as Chaplain and Executive Director of Bard's Institute of Advanced Theology. He is the author of several books on early Christianity, including 'The Temple of Jesus'.
Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College. He is also a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, and a life member of Clare Hall at Cambridge University in England. He is the author or editor of numerous books on Judaism and comparative religion.