Early Christian Judaism

This group examines the diverse ways in which Jews embraced Jesus from the lifetime of Jesus until the rise of Islam. Our 2019 theme is “The New Testament within Judaism.” We will distribute the papers in advance to our group email list. To be added to the list, click here. During our meeting each presenter will summarize his/her paper in fifteen minutes to allow fifteen minutes for discussion. Attendees are encouraged to read the papers in advance, though drop-ins are welcome. For further information contact David Sloan (david@davidbsloan.com) or Ben Snyder (ben.snyder@asburyseminary.edu).

  • Benjamin Snyder, Asbury Theological Seminary, Presiding
  • David Smith, Duke Divinity School
    The Jewishness of Luke: Reconsidering Luke-Acts in the ‘Parting of the Ways’ (30 min)
  • Kelly D. Liebengood, LeTourneau University
    Reconsidering the Ethnic Identity of 1 Peter’s ‘Elect Sojourners’ (30 min)
  • Hannah K. Harrington, Patten University
    The Metaphor of Body=Sanctuary in Second Temple Judaism (30 min)
  • Carl E. Pace, Ohio Wesleyan University and David B. Sloan, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
    The Jewishness of Early Christian Trinitarianism (30 min)