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Defending the Faith: Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Writing on Christianity and Jesus

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America provided the Jews with a new kind of historical experience. Within a largely welcoming, legally equal society, a new and more positive Jewish perception of Christianity would seem to have been a natural development. However, traditionalists, such as Isaac Leeser, emphasized the differences between the two religions, assuming an outsider stance with regard to American culture. In contrast, Reformists identified the highest ideals of both Christianity and America with Judaism. They portrayed Jesus as a Jew who taught ...

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Defending the Faith: Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Writing on Christianity and Jesus 1989, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780887069215

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Defending the Faith: Nineteenth-Century American Jewish Writing on Christianity and Jesus 1989, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780887069208

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