James Parkes (1896-1981), scholar
From 4 Enoch: The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism
James Parkes (1896-1981) was a British scholar.
Theologian, historian. Pioneer of Jewish-Christian dialogue. Graduated with a degree in Theology from Hertford College, Oxford in 1923. Ordained as a priest in 1926. Dedicated himself to the study of, and fight against, Anti-Semitism. Second Temple Judaism was at the center of his interest as the cradle of both the Church and the Synagogue, and therefore also of their conflicts. His legacy is carried on by the Parkes Institute at the University of Southampton, England.
Works on Second Temple Judaism
- The Conflict of the Church and the Synagogue (1934 Parkes), book
- Jesus, Paul, and the Jews (1936 Parkes), book
- The Foundations of Judaism and Christianity (1960 Parkes), book
- A History of the Jewish People (1962 Parkes), book