The Mythmaker: Hyam Maccoby and the Invention of Christianity

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2017-07

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This essay examines the writings of Hyam Maccoby, a twentieth-century Jewish scholar of rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity. After locating Maccoby in the context of Jewish anti-Christian writings, it presents his critical view of Christian doctrines. This scholar claimed in numerous publications that Christianity was inherently antisemitic due to the teachings of Paul the apostle, especially his doctrine of the vicarious atonement. It is therefore worth presenting, assessing, and challenging Maccoby\'s views as a barrier to Jewish and Christian dialogue.

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Moore, Rebecca. "The Mythmaker: Hyam Maccoby and the Invention of Christianity." Journal of Ecumenical Studies 52, no. 3: 381-401. DOI: 10.1353/ecu.2017.0041.
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