Friday, February 12, 2010

Book Project Announcement: Introduction to Messianic Judaism

I'm happy to announce that Zondervan has agreed to publish a new book that myself and Dr. David Rudolph (MJTI) will edit called Introduction To Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations to be published in mid-2011. 

Here is a description of the publication and the list of its chapters.

Introduction to Messianic Judaism: Its Ecclesial Context and Biblical Foundations (IMJ) will become a standard reference for introductory information on Messianic Judaism. Alongside chapters that describe the history and ecclesial context of the diverse Messianic Jewish movement, the book will include a number of biblical and theological reflections on elements central to the identity and legitimacy of Messianic Judaism. 

This book will be geared to address a diverse readership including informed laity, undergraduates and seminarians. It will not be overly academic or technical but will aim to present the history, ecclesiology and biblical foundations of Messianic Judaism in an easily accessible manner.



1.  Messianic Judaism in Antiquity and the Modern Era 
2.  Messianic Jewish National Organization
3.  Messianic Jews and the Jewish World 
4.  Messianic Jews and the Christian World 
5.  Messianic Jewish Synagogues
6.  Messianic Jewish Worship and Prayer
7.  Messianic Jews and Scripture 
8.  Messianic Jews and Jewish Tradition
9.  Messianic Judaism and Women
10.  Messianic Jewish Ethics 
11.  Messianic Jewish Outreach
12.  Messianic Jews and Jewish-Christian Dialogue 
13.  Messianic Jews and the Land of Israel 


14.  The Relationship Between Israel and the Church 
15.   Matthew’s Christian-Jewish Community 
16.  Paul’s Rule in All the Churches (1 Cor 7:17-24) 
17.  James and the Jerusalem Council Decision (Acts 15, 21)
18.   Interdependence and Mutual Blessing in the Church (Rom 11, 15)
19.  Equality in the Church (Rom 2-3; Gal 3:28; 4:10; Eph 2:14) 
20.  Peace in the Church (Rom 14) 
21.  Ethnic Dimensions of the New Heavens and New Earth 


22.  The Restoration of Israel in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 1-2) 
23.  The Son of David and the Gospel 
24.  Jewish Priority, Election and the Gospel 
25.  Canonical Narrative and Gospel 
26.  Mission Commitment in Second Temple Judaism and the New Testament  
27.  Corporate Aspects of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God (Rom 15)



Unknown said...

I'm very excited about this book, Dr. Willitts! Great list of topics and contributors. I love Dan Juster so I'm excited to see him included.

Tim Byrnes said...

This will be a wonderful addition to the wisdom pool...I hope to be celebrating Purim this year with some Messianic Jews!

Kurt Willems said...

Wow! This looks like a book that I will need to get a hold of and read! You have my interest with several chapters, especially chapters 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 21, 24, and 26. How soon will it be out?

Kurt Willems said...

Disregard the question... I saw that you answered this in the beginning of the post!