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Jewish Christians
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I. New Testament – II. Early Church – III. Middle Ages and Modern Period – IV. 19th Century to the Present

I. New Testament

1. Definition and sources

Although the New Testament does not speak explicitly of Jewish Christians, the phenomenon is everywhere apparent. Makeshift expressions are used (Acts 9:2; 19:9, 23; 24:5; Rom 15:26; Gal 2:9, 12; note also that Christians as a designation used by outsiders is itself rare: Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 …

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Wander, Bernd, Paget, James Carleton, Ritter, Adolf Martin and Hermle, Siegfried, “Jewish Christians”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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