For centuries, most Christians believed that because the New Testament was The Hebraic Roots of the Christian Faith written in Greek, the study of its Greek roots should take priority over the study of the Hebrew Scriptures. Today, that conception is changing. Christian scholars are now beginning to examine the Hebraic origins of Scripture with renewed interest. In Faith of the Ages, author Richard Rhoades explores the Hebraic origins of the first century faith and the when, where, how, and why early Christian leaders rejected that interpretation.
Faith of the Ages also investigates the origins of the Christian Church and looks at the anti-Semitism of the Greek and Latin Church fathers, the Roman Emperor Constantine, Roman Catholic Church authorities, and the leaders of the Reformation, who all played a major role in moving Christianity away from its Hebraic roots. Rhoades examines passages of Scripture that Catholic and Protestant translators have changed by adding to and subtracting from certain words found in the ancient Greek manuscripts.
Thoroughly researched, Faith of the Ages answers questions about the first century community of believers, the roots of Christian faith, and its rich Hebrew heritage in Jesus and provides impetus for believers to reexamine their Christian faith.
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Published November 20, 2012
Religion & Spirituality.