Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Jacob Neusner v. Jesus [of] Nazareth
I came across this very interesting article today, courtesy of PaleoJudaica. I hadn't realized Neusner wrote a book entitled, Jews and Christians: The Myth of a Common Tradition, but I will certainly have to get my hands on it. While I clearly disagree with Neusner's reported estimation of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, I must confess that I have significantly more respect for it than for those of us who speak glowingly of Jesus' high ethical teachings without any apparent discomfort at our own appearance in its light.