Finding Messiah: A Journey Into the Jewishness of the Gospel (Paperback)

Finding Messiah: A Journey Into the Jewishness of the Gospel By Jennifer M. Rosner, Richard J. Mouw (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Jesus was Jewish, and his Jewish identity informed every aspect of his work, words, and witness. He came as the Messiah of Israel, God's covenant people, and he spoke the language of God's faithfulness to this people. So why does it seem that Judaism has little to do with our Christian discipleship today? Jennifer Rosner, a scholar of Jewish-Christian relations, takes us on a personal and corporate journey into the Jewish roots of Christian faith and practice. Understanding Judaism--and the way in which Judaism and Christianity became separate religions--is essential for a rich and holistic Christian identity. As a follower of Jesus who was raised in a Jewish home and who continues to live a Jewish life, Rosner has seen firsthand how a Christian faith can become impoverished when divorced from its Jewish roots. Finding Messiah follows Rosner's own journey in rediscovering the role of Judaism and God's covenant with Israel in Christian life and practice. When we begin to understand Christianity's indelible relationship to Judaism, key aspects of the Christian faith come alive and the wonder of the gospel becomes clear in new and powerful ways. Jesus' Judaism provides the foundation for the church that is built upon his name. Rediscover the Jewish Jesus, and in so doing, experience a deeper and richer faith than ever before.

About the Author

Jennifer M. Rosner is affiliate assistant professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where she completed her PhD on the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. She is the author of Healing the Schism and coauthor of At the Foot of the Mountain. She and her family live in Northern California.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781514003244
ISBN-10: 1514003244
Publisher: IVP
Publication Date: May 24th, 2022
Pages: 224
Language: English