Skarsaune: Nicene Christianity is Jewish through and through

One of the numerous books I am reading right now (lent to me by a Messianic Jewish friend) is the excellent "In the Shadow of the Temple: Jewish Influences on Early Christianity" (2002 IVP). This is really a great book, I have learned massive amounts from it.

So far the best chapter is the one I am reading right now (Ch. 16), wherein Skarsaune argues that the Aspotles' Creed is based on a variation of the old Roman Creed, and is thoroughly Jewish. But what of the Nicene Creed? He argues that it is every bit as Jewish as the Apostles' Creed and that the arguments which claim that this represents a shift from Semitic Christianity to Hellenistic Christianity are unfounded.

Great stuff!


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