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Redeeming Time: The Wisdom of Ancient Jewish and Christian Festal Calendars Hardcover – November 1, 2002

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"There is no one better than Father Chilton at penetrating the fog and the mists which intervene between our own culture and that of the first century of the Common Era. In this subtle and sophisticated investigation of the similar but different calendars of early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism he shows how the two traditions created for themselves different but complementary notions of time and eternity."
--Reverend Andrew Greeley, University of Chicago and the University of Arizona

"In Redeeming Time, Bruce Chilton offers a reflection on time in Judaism and Christianity that is both erudite and elegant."
--Walter Wink, Auburn Theological Seminary -- Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College, director of its Institute of Advanced Theology, rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, and author of Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic (November 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801045894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801045899
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,333,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mevashir on March 10, 2015
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This is one of the worst books on theology I have ever encountered. The following letter to the author will make clear why:

Dear Professor Chilton,

I read about your book on Amazon and decided to order a copy. It arrived yesterday, and I must say I am extremely disappointed. I find the writing style impenetrably turgid. I really have no idea what you are trying to say. Occasionally there is a glimmer of light, but it quickly is obscured by turgid prose.

Perhaps worse is your apparent denigration of the person of Jesus Christ, even as you purport to be a Christian follower of his. I saw in your footnotes references to your book on Jesus' Mamzerut [illegitimacy aka bastardism]. I can only assume you endorse this view of his conception.

You also make frequent mention of the fact that you regard the Gospels as non-historical and really mythical.

I don't see why anyone holding your perspective would wish to follow someone who may or may not have even existed named Jesus of Nazareth.

If all you say about Jesus and Christianity is true, I can certainly understand why Nietzsche would despise your religion as one of weaklings and losers.

I am SO disappointed with this book.

I realize you probably are not willing to mail me a refund (it cost me about $5 including shipping), so let me request just this: that you take the money I threw away on your unfortunate book and donate it to a worthy charity in my name.

Many thanks and blessings to you.

Shalom baShem Yeshua - Peace in the Name of Jesus!
Mevashir
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