"Beginning in the nineteenth century, Jewish scholars published analysis of the New Testament, for Christians as well as Jews. Generally critical of Paul, they tended to admire Jesus as a rabbi, Pharisee, holy man, teacher, and pious Jew. The twentieth-century descendants of these ancestors continued to bring Jewish insights—such as knowledge of Hebrew, the Talmud, and Jewish tradition—into their readings of the New Testament. Three lectures highlight key individuals and their contributions to illuminating the interpretation of this key Christian text.
Dr. Rebecca Moore, Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, San Diego State University. Author of Women in Christian Traditions, Understanding Jonestown and Peoples Temple , Voices of Christianity: A Global Introduction, Jews and Christians in the Life and Thought of Hugh of St. Victor, and co-author with Risa Levitt Kohn of A Portable God: The Origin of Judaism and Christianity."