Reveals the underlying story of Matthew, giving us a full appreciation of the book's message, and uncovering a portrait of Jesus that at times resembles the gnostic Christ and sage teacher of the Gospel of Thomas more than it does traditional Christianity.
A probing interfaith dialogue that traces the Jewish-Christian schism to its very source. Shows how Judaism became Christianity's foil and offers fresh retellings of foundational Christian texts to present a better future between the two faith traditions.
How alike and unlike were Paul and Jesus? If there were differences between them, what effect did that have on the growth of Christianity? And how can these differences help Christians today find their way forward in the midst of countless new and creative ways of understanding their religion and their spirituality?