Early Christian Judaism

This group examines the diverse ways in which Jews embraced Jesus from the lifetime of Jesus until the rise of Islam. “Is Hindsight Really 2020?” is our 2020 theme. The act of looking backwards through church history to confirm contemporary practices and beliefs is a methodological decision that carries with it numerous assumptions that influence our interpretation of the New Testament and later literature.

This year’s papers identify problematic assumptions that have been barriers to reading the New Testament “within Judaism.” Papers will be distributed to our mailing list during the first week of November so that participants can read them in advance. Add yourself to our mailing list. For more information, contact David Sloan (david@davidbsloan.com) and Ben Snyder (ben.snyder@asburyseminary.edu).

Dec 2, 5–7pm

  • David Sloan, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Presiding
  • Jason A. Staples, North Carolina State University
    Righteousness, the τέλος νόμου, and Israel’s Restoration: Reevaluating Romans 10:1–13 in an Early Jewish Context (20 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Charles Cisco, University of Edinburgh
    Can Anything Good Come Out of Works of the Law? (20 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • Gregory E. Lamb, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
    The Reception History of Phil 3:2–3a in Dialogue with Mark D. Nanos (20 min)
  • Discussion (15 min)
  • General Discussion
  • Discussion (15 min)