Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Crucified Rabbi: Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity

That's the name of the latest book by my friend, Taylor Marshall, one of the outstanding bloggers at Called to Communion. Here's what Amazon.com says about the book:
How does Jesus fulfill over three hundred Old Testament Prophecies? (each one listed inside this book) Is Catholicism inherently Anti-Semitic? Do the Hebrew Scriptures accurately predict Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah? How does Jewish thinking presuppose devotion to Mary? Is the Catholic Church a fulfillment of historic Israel? How did the Israelite identity of the twelve Apostles influence the early Church? How do Jewish water rituals relate to Catholic baptism? Is the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass a Passover meal? Should the Catholic priesthood conform to the priesthood established by Moses? How has the Jewish Temple influenced traditional Christian architecture? Does the Pope wear a yarmulke? These and other questions are answered in this book.

Praise for The Crucified Rabbi:

"John Henry Newman famously said 'To be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant.' Taylor Marshall helps us to be more Catholic by taking our faith to its most profound depths -- its ancient roots in the religion of Israel, the Judaism beloved by the Apostles, the religion of the Temple and Synagogue, the Torah and the sacrifice. Jesus said he came not to abolish that faith but to fulfill it. In this book, we see that fullness down to the smallest details. I treasure this book." --Mike Aquilina, author of The Fathers of the Church

I am so thankful for having found a complimentary copy of the book in my mailbox yesterday. I look forward to reading it.

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