n HTS : Theological Studies - Jews enemies of Christianity?
Presumed guilty : How the Jews were blamed for the death of Jesus, Peter J. Tomson : book review

Volume 67, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



How did it come about that the Jews were blamed for the death of Jesus? How is it possible that the Jews are, by definition, seen as enemies of the gospel and Christians as the enemies of the Jews, if one takes into consideration that the oldest Christian creeds are composed of Jewish concepts and beliefs? What does the Jesus movement have to do with the Jews? And Jesus, the Jew? How were the Jews made into enemies of Christianity? Where should we look for the roots of anti-Semitism? These are the questions Tomson addresses in (which is a more succinct edition of his book , Sheffield Academic Press, 2001).

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