"Conzelmann's work is, first and foremost, theological. He seeks to describe each group in light of its self–understanding(s) and devotes particular attention to the question of salvation history. The results are often interesting and will, no doubt, stimulate debate. This sheer wealth of references alone practically guarantees the work's value."
—Richard I. Pervo
Seabury-Western Theological Seminary
"Since it is so important to reject an inhumane anti–Semitism and to encourage the formation of a truly human relationship between Christians and Jews, it is indispensable to investigate the history of their mutual relations as precisely as possible. In his historical account, worked out from beginning to end in direct engagement with the primary sources...Hans Conzelmann attempts to create the necessary presuppositions for dialogue by urging that the real problem not be masked by explanations made too quickly. He wants to emphasize the theological significance of the basic issues that bear on the discussion."
—Bishop Eduard Lohse
formerly of the University of Göttingen