For anyone interested in understanding the profound effect Jesus had on the world, it’s important to realize that his actions and teachings didn’t emerge from a vacuum. Rather, they were the product of a fascinating dialogue with—and reaction to—the traditions, cultures, and historical developments of ancient Jewish beliefs. In fact, early Judaism and Jesus are two subjects so inextricably linked that one cannot arrive at a true understanding of Jesus without understanding the time in which he lived and taught.
Damage and Joy is the upcoming seventh studio album by Scottish alternative rock band The Jesus and Mary Chain. It is set for release on 24 March 2017 by ADA and Warner Music Group. It is the group's first album in 18 years, and marks their first collaboration with producer Youth.