When Christians Were Jews tells the story of identity rediscovered. Narrating recent biblical scholarship as a story of family strife, Berard recounts how early Christians dissociated from their Jewish origins and reflects on the spiritual loss suffered by Christianity because of this division. He calls Christians to explore “with open mind and heart . . . the Jewishness not only of Jesus but of themselves.”
Wayne-Daniel Berard is chaplain at Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts, where he also teaches in the English department.