Jews and Jewish Christianity – Suggestions for Further Reading

1. Berger, David. The Jewish-Christian Debate in the High Middle Ages: A Critical Edition of the Nizzahon Vetus with an Introduction, Translation and Commentary. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1978. The introduction and commentary present a history and analysis of almost all the major arguments from the beginnings of Christianity through the thirteenth century.

2. Bleich, David J. With Perfect Faith. New York: Ktav, 1983. A discussion of the thirteen fundamental principles of Jewish faith.

3. Braude, Morris. Conscience on Trial. New York: Exposition Press, 1962. Translations of the major medieval disputations in Paris, Barcelona, and Tortosa.

4. Buber, Martin. Two Types of Faith. New York: Harper, 1961. A study that attributes the break between the two religions primarily to Paul.

5. Friedlander, Gerald. The Jewish Sources of the Sermon on the Mount. Rev. Ed., New York: Ktav, 1969. On the ethical teachings of Jesus and Judaism.

6. Kimhi, Joseph. The Book of the Covenant. Trans. by Frank Talmage. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 1972. One of the earliest Jewish polemics against Christianity.

7. Kaplan, Aryeh. The Real Messiah. New York: NCSY/Orthodox Union, 1976. An accessible introduction to the major issues.

8. Lasker, Daniel. Jewish Philosophical Polemics against Christianity in the Middle Ages. New York: Ktav; Anti-Defamation League, 1977. An analysis of the medieval Jewish assertions that the doctrines of trinity, incarnation, and transubstantiation involve logical contradictions.

9. Neubauer, Adolf and Driver, S. R. The Fifty-third Chapter of Isaiah According tothe Jewish Interpreters. New York: Ktav, 1969, 2 vols. Jewish commentaries on one of the central Christian “proof-texts.”

10. Parkes, James. Judaism and Christianity. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1948. A Christian scholar’s views of the two religions.

11. Rankin, Oliver Shaw. Jewish Religious Polemic of Earlier and Later Centuries. New York: Ktav, 1970. Translations of several Jewish polemical texts.

12. Sigal, Gerald. The Jew and the Christian Missionary, A Jewish Response to Missionary Christianity. New York: Ktav, 1981. A comprehensive source book for anti-missionary training.

13. Silver, Abba Hillel. Where Judaism Differed. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1957. Concentrates on the distinctive characteristics of Judaism.

14. Talmage, Frank, ed. Disputation and Dialogue: Readings in the Jewish-Christian Encounter. New York: Ktav; Anti-Defamation League, 1975. A source book.

15. Troki, Isaac. Faith Strengthened. Trans. by M. Mocatta. New York: Ktav, 1970. A sixteenth-century polemic that became a standard work.

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