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Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage
A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal
Marvin R. Wilson
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PAPERBACK; Published: 7/9/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7145-9
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332 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Informed theological guide to the Jewish foundations of the Christian faith

In this very readable sequel to his popular book Our Father Abraham — which has sold more than 70,000 copies — Marvin Wilson illuminates theological, spiritual, and ethical themes of the Hebrew scriptures that directly affect Christian understanding and experience.

Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage draws from both Christian and Jewish commentary in discussing such topics as thinking theologically about Abraham, understanding the God of Israel and his reputation in the world, and what it means for humans to be created in God's image. Wilson calls for the church to restore, renew, and protect its foundations by studying and appreciating its origins in Judaism.

Designed to serve as an academic classroom text or for use in personal or group study, the book includes hundreds of questions for review and discussion.
Rabbi Baruch HaLevi
— coauthor of Revolution of Jewish Spirit
"A rare literary gem. . . . Marvin Wilson's mastery of both Christian and Judaic texts, theologies, and traditions is nothing short of staggering. Equally, however, this book is easily accessible for students and seekers, not just academics; for congregants and parishioners, not just clergy. Jews, atheists, and Gentiles alike can all find their way into and through this truly informative and inspirational work. . . . Here is reading for the mind, the heart, and the soul."
David Neff
— former editor-in-chief of Christianity Today
"As a historical religion, Christianity must own its Jewish origins and live up to the best of that heritage. Marvin Wilson, a pioneer in evangelical-Jewish relations, makes a compelling argument for renewing Christian faith by recovering our Hebraic heritage. If only there were more like him, we could have a healthier church."
R. Steven Notley
— coauthor (with David Flusser) of The Sage from Galilee
"Masterful. . . . Wilson builds on his previous tour de force, Our Father Abraham, to deepen our understanding of the Hebraic roots of Christian theology. There is no doubt that this work will impact the thinking of yet another generation of Christian readers, fostering Jewish-Christian understanding and spiritual renewal in the church."
Susannah Heschel
— author of The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany
"For two thousand years, we have longed for a Christian scholar of Judaism as sensitive and knowledgeable as Marvin Wilson, and his work fulfills our hopes. Insightful and deeply learned, this book is a remarkable example of a Christian theology that affirms Judaism with respect and appreciation."
"Marvin Wilson, in his excellent and timely book Exploring our Hebraic Heritage: A Christian Theology of Roots and Renewal, outlines for the reader exactly what it means to get back to a proper understanding and application of God's Word. . . . Full of theological insight, excellent references to both Jewish and Christian scholars, and most importantly, biblically based, this book is a valuable resource for those desiring to better understand, study, and apply Scripture."
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
"The basic task of Exploring our Hebraic Heritage is to prove that Judaism and Christianity can mutually enrich each other if properly understood. Marvin Wilson is . . . well qualified to present a thorough case for renewing Christian faith by rethinking our Hebraic heritage."
Congregational Libraries Today
"Packed with information in a reader-friendly format. People who are reluctant to tackle books on theology will be pleasantly surprised by this one. . . . Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage is appropriate for clergy and will be an excellent addition to Christian history collections in congregational and academic libraries. Because each of the 14 chapters ends with questions, it is also an excellent choice for small group study."
Library Journal
"This book is carefully researched and gives every show of respect and affection for the tradition on which Wilson has spent his academic career."