just curious: the overview blurb provided by Logos says that this book "demonstrates their essential lines of continuity with classical Jewish thought and early Christian theology" however, neither the subtitle ("...early Judaism" nor the chapter titles/subpoints specifically mention Christian theology. So, is the blurb an overstatement? I am guessing that there likely would be a connection between Judaism and Christian theology...but I'd like to know if this book *literally* draws those connections.
- The blurb about the book seems to be the standard one provided by the publisher (says the same thing on Amazon's product page description). From a quick look at the book, I'd say his last chapter on "Theological Wisdom" is where he draws the most connections to Christian theology. All entries for "Jesus" in the index appear to come from that chapter. He discusses Jesus' parables in Chapter 2 "Education for Life." Searching the text for the word "Christian" gets 29 hits, many referring to Christian writings or theology. Most come in that last chapter (~15). The second-most references to "Christian" (~9) come in Chapter 3 about "God and the Moral Order." His scripture index includes references to the NT books of Matt, Mark, Luke, Rom, 1 Cor, Col, and Rev. It appears to me he makes an effort to *literally* draw those connections, but I have not read the entire book.
- Doug, makes sense, and some good sleuthing there. I really appreciate you taking time and giving attention to this. Even at 4.99 special, I have to be careful what I am using my limited resources on. :)