Jesus of Nazareth has 18 ratings and 3 reviews. Marcus said: Scholarly, erudite and informative; a great study/biography, for Jew and Gentile alike, of J. Jesus of Nazareth: his life, times, and teaching / by Joseph Klausner ; translated from the original Hebrew by Herbert Danby Klausner, Joseph, This thesis explores Joseph Klausner on a central historical issue: why Israel rejected Jesus. Klausner’s views, compiled from. Jesus of Nazareth, Messianic.

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It was not only Reform-minded Jews who saw a practical utility in reclaiming Jesus as a Jew. The Servant rated it it was amazing Sep 30, Daniel Taylor marked it as to-read Jul 12, David added it Jul 02, Neither can they regard him as a Prophet: If ever the day should come and this ethical code by stripped of its wrappings of miracles and mysticism, the Book of the Ethics of Jesus will be one of the choicest treasures in the literature of Israel for all time.

Instead, he suggested that Christianity should be regarded as a tangential off-shoot from Judaism, and that the current search for the faith of Jesus by Protestant scholars would only confirm that this ideal faith was essentially Jewish in nature. There was also, of course, the practical danger of provoking violent Christian responses.

The disputations were, at best, unproductive, since such conditions that is, discussions in which the opponents were also the judges were by no means conducive to an unbiased reading or estimation of Jesus.

Jesus of Nazareth

When it came to categorizing Jesus, the carpenter from Nazareth was portrayed by Klausner as a kind of mystic visionary and very much a product of the land of Palestine Notify me of new posts via email.

The reason is plain. Yet Jewish reclamations of Jesus were driven by more than simply the concern to recover the champion of an earlier Jewish ethical tradition.

But Jesus is, for the Jewish nation, a great teacher of morality and an artist in parable.


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I tend to agree with Robert about the claimed psychological insight into Jesus’ motivation seeming bogus in parts a. Jesus derived his entire knowledge and point of view from the Scriptures and from a few, at most, of the Palestinian apocryphal and pseudepigraphical writings and from the Palestinian Haggada [sic] and Midrash in the primitive form in which they were then current among the Jews.

Or perhaps the editors had not deemed Mesus important enough to discuss, or were simply ignorant of his existence. Karla marked it as to-read May 16, They were also a reminder that the Christian morality championed by Western civilization could arguably be regarded as imitative and derivative of Jewish religious thought.

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Koba Kay rated it it was amazing Apr 30, An Online Teaching Resource. This explains the popularity in the mediaeval period of the Toledot Yeshu History of Jesusfor example, a notorious polemic composed sometime in late antiquity on the basis of earlier traditions, which presented Jesus as an illegitimate-born, apostate Jew who practiced sorcery and sought to lead Israel astray. Where there is no call for the enactment of laws, for justice, for national statecraft, where belief in God and the practice of an extreme and one-sided ethic is in itself enough — there we have the negation of national life and of the national state.

Herbert Danbyan Anglican priest, translated the work from Hebrew into English so that English scholars might avail themselves of the information.

Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Rightpp. Israel Prize Official Site. Guillermo Violante rated it it was amazing Apr 13, However that may be, these two contradictory attitudes are the sign of the great man. He had a wide grasp of the Pf and Midrashic literature. Daniel marked it as to-read Dec 06, By continuing to use this website, you agree to their jsus.

But in his ethical code there is a sublimity, distinctiveness and originality in form unparalleled in any other Hebrew ethical code; neither is there any parallel to the remarkable art of his parables.

Jesus of Nazareth by Joseph Klausner

Jesus of Nazareth by Joseph Klausner. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Jun 15, Roxanne Mooney rated it it was amazing Jan 03, The eighteenth and nineteenth-century Emancipation and the new freedom it brought for Jewish writers and thinkers changed all this and encouraged a less hostile treatment of Jesus.


Until relatively modern times, then, Jesus and his teachings were subjects generally avoided by Jewish thinkers. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: No jessus or quizzes yet. Well-known examples include the disputations at Paris and Barcelona The tendency among nineteenth-century reform-minded Jews to move away from the idea of Judaism as a nation, and to view it rather as a religious fellowship, was very much related to the new emphasis on ethics as central to their religious message.

In this sense, it is true to say, as Agus does, that, for many Jewish scholars, Jesus was made to stand for whatever it was that the particular scholar repudiated and excoriated Agus7. Juan Pablo rated it really liked it Jan 15, What was Klausner trying to achieve with his book Jesus of Nazareth, from which these excerpts have been josseph

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Joseph Klausner. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment nazxreth Jose marked it as to-read Aug 12, Pedro Juarez rated it really liked it Apr 01, He is the moralist for whom, in the religious life, morality counts as — everything. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Juan Tirado marked it as to-read Jul 20, His historical writings on Jesus and Christian beginnings were amongst the first such comprehensive treatments in Hebrew. Billy Smith marked it as to-read May 30, A number of clergymen, incensed at Danby for translating the book, demanded his recall from Jerusalem.

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