A BRIEF ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Bockmuehl, Marcus. Jewish Law in Gentile Churches. London, T. & T. Clark: Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker, 2003.
A great study on the background of Jewish thought in New Testament times with regard to the distinction of the universal Law and Jewish responsibility as well as the nature of God’s revelation in the larger world.
Davies, W. D. Paul and Rabbinic Judaism Minneapolis. Fortress Press, 1980.
This revised edition from the original 1948 edition is a classic in understanding Paul’s thought. It is very clear on the distinction between Jewish life and Gentile life in the Messiah.
Harink, Douglas. Paul among the Post-Liberals. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos/Baker, 2003.
A significant study on Paul’s theology that is quite clear on the distinct calling in Torah and life for Jewish people.
Juster, Daniel. Jewish Roots: A Foundation of Biblical Theology. Shippensburg, Pa.; Destiny Image, third edition, 2000, revision of 1986 edition.
This book argues for the distinctions in application in the Torah and has an appendix distinguishing universal applications from Jewish responsibility for the commandments.
Nanos, Mark D: The Mystery of Roman. Minneapolis, Augsburg, Fortress Press, 1996.
An important new perspective on Paul that clearly argues for difference of calling and life between Jews and Gentiles.
Silberling, Kay, Daniel Juster, David Sedaca. A Short Summary of “The Ephraimite Error.” A position paper jointly published by The Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations. Full paper available at www.MJAA.org or www.UMJC.org.
Stendahl, Krister: Paul among Jews and Gentiles: Philadelphia; Fortress Press, 1976.
Stendahl anticipates later studies on the distinction of Jews and Gentiles. He positively reviews many of the studies listed above.
Soulen, R. Kendall: The God of Israel and Christian Theology: Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996.
An amazing statement on the nature of the theology of the New Testament and the distinction of calling between Jews and Gentiles, which Soulen calls an eternal dyad. In addition, the book is a powerful rereading of the Bible from a new Israel centered hermeneutic. The book is gaining wide acceptance.
Stern, David: Messianic Jewish Manifesto: Clarksville, Maryland; Lederer, 1990.
Stern argues similarly to Jewish Roots above for a distinctive life among Jews and Gentiles in the Body of the Messiah.
Tomson, Peter: Paul and the Jewish Law. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990. An important statement on halakhic method in the theology of Paul and the different application of Torah for Jews and Gentiles.
Wyschogrod, Michael, Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations, edited and introduced by R. Kendall Soulen. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004.
A collection of essays by a renowned Orthodox Jewish theologian who argues for a distinction of calling of Jew and Gentile in the Body of the Messiah according to Paul’s theology. He defines this as responsibility to keep the Torah.
Yoder, John Howard: The Jewish Christian Schism Revisited: edited by Michael G. Cartwright and Peter Ochs: Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 2003. This collection of essays by Yoder was edited with comment by Cartwright and Ochs. There is clarity on the allowance of distinction in Jewish life in the New Testament.