Friday, May 29, 2009

Fredericksen on the supposed anti-Semitism of the Gospels

"As for the denunciations of Jews and Jewish leaders in the Gospels, . . . Fierce rhetoric of this kind was 'one of the most unmistakably Jewish things about the Jesus movement. . . .'"

Peter Brown, reviewing (and quoting) Augustine and the Jews: a Christian defense of Jews and Judaism, by Paula Frederiksen (New York: Doubleday, 2008), New York review of books 56, no. 10 (June 11, 2009): 41, italics mine.

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