17 May 1901 “Passover Plot” author born #otdimjh

On This Day In Messianic Jewish History

17 May 1901 Birth of Hugh Schonfield, author of “History of Jewish Christianity” and “The Passover Plot” #otdimjh

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Hugh Schonfield, “an independent Jewish historian of the Nazarene Faith”[1] was theenfant terrible of the Hebrew Christian movement of the 20th century.

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A pioneering researcher in the history of Jewish Christianity and founding member of the International Hebrew Christian Alliance (IHCA)[2], his gifts as scholar, writer and visionary thinker made a significant contribution to Hebrew Christian thought and identity.

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As evidence of his heterodox views emerged he was excluded from IHCA membership, and his talents were employed elsewhere, in the cause of his own particular brand of biblical scholarship and the search for world peace.


In a series of reconstructions of the life of Jesus and the early church he proposed sensationalist versions of events which found little acceptance in academic circles but were widely canvassed in the popular…

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