Judaism and Christian Beginnings

In this book, Samuel Sandmel traces the history, institutions and ideas of Judaism from 200 B.C. to 175 A.D. Drawing on sources ranging from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the Rabbinic literature, the histories of Josephus, and the ...

Judaism and Christian Beginnings

Author: Samuel Sandmel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195022810

Page: 510

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In this book, Samuel Sandmel traces the history, institutions and ideas of Judaism from 200 B.C. to 175 A.D. Drawing on sources ranging from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, the Rabbinic literature, the histories of Josephus, and the Qumran scrolls to the Epistles of Paul, the Gospels and, the Acts of the Apostles, he documents the growth of Synagogue Judaism and its influence on the early Christian Church.

The Messiah

This volume stems from the First Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian Origins.

The Messiah

Author: James H. Charlesworth

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN:

Page: 597

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An international team of prominent Jewish and Christian scholars focus on the historical and theological importance of the presence or absence of the term "Messiah" and messianic ideas in the Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, Philo, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Josephus, and Dead Sea Scrolls. This volume stems from the First Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian Origins.

Judaism and the Early Christian Mind

After tracing the relationships between Christians and Jews during the first four centuries A.D., Mr. Wilken demonstrates how Cyril's exegetical writings - two-thirds of the extant corpus - grew directly out of his polemical positions.

Judaism and the Early Christian Mind

Author: Robert L. Wilken

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592449123

Page: 272

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Unlike most studies of the thought of the early Church, which have concentrated on the Christian encounter with Hellenism, this investigation of the writings of Cyril of Alexandria reveals the crucial influence of the polemical conflicts with Judaism voiced by the early fathers. After tracing the relationships between Christians and Jews during the first four centuries A.D., Mr. Wilken demonstrates how Cyril's exegetical writings - two-thirds of the extant corpus - grew directly out of his polemical positions. He then discusses the influence of such thinking on Cyril's christology and on his controversy with Nestorius, the bishop of Constantinople during the early fifth century. His concluding analysis of the larger problem of Christian attitudes toward the Jews concentrates on the difficulties raised by the Christians' inability to understand Judaism as anything other than an inferior foreshadowing of Christianity.

Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity

In this clearly written book, Jacob Neusner answers the central questions about the world of Judaism in which Christianity was born.

Judaism in the Beginning of Christianity

Author: Jacob Neusner

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 9780800617509

Page: 112

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In this clearly written book, Jacob Neusner answers the central questions about the world of Judaism in which Christianity was born. He gives an overview of the history and religion of Israel and an analysis of the Judaic legacy as it endured among those who did not become Christians. He also discusses the troubling issue of the Pharisees and investigates the identity of the "historical Hillel." This accessible book aims to speak directly to every student who is concerned with both the early and contemporary meanings of the Jewish and Christian faiths.

Judaism and Christian Art

This volume is the first dedicated to the long history, from the catacombs to colonialism but with special emphasis on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, of the ways in which Christian art deployed cohorts of "Jews"—more figurative than ...

Judaism and Christian Art

Author: Herbert L. Kessler

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208366

Page: 456

View: 557

Christian cultures across the centuries have invoked Judaism in order to debate, represent, and contain the dangers presented by the sensual nature of art. By engaging Judaism, both real and imagined, they explored and expanded the perils and possibilities for Christian representation of the material world. The thirteen essays in Judaism and Christian Art reveal that Christian art has always defined itself through the figures of Judaism that it produces. From its beginnings, Christianity confronted a host of questions about visual representation. Should Christians make art, or does attention to the beautiful works of human hands constitute a misplaced emphasis on the things of this world or, worse, a form of idolatry ("Thou shalt make no graven image")? And if art is allowed, upon what styles, motifs, and symbols should it draw? Christian artists, theologians, and philosophers answered these questions and many others by thinking about and representing the relationship of Christianity to Judaism. This volume is the first dedicated to the long history, from the catacombs to colonialism but with special emphasis on the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, of the ways in which Christian art deployed cohorts of "Jews"—more figurative than real—in order to conquer, defend, and explore its own territory.

An Introduction to Jewish Christian Relations

An Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations sheds fresh light on this ongoing interfaith encounter, exploring key writings and themes in Jewish-Christian history, from the Jewish context of the New Testament to major events of modern ...

An Introduction to Jewish Christian Relations

Author: Edward Kessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487302

Page:

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Relations between Christians and Jews over the past two thousand years have been characterised to a great extent by mutual distrust and by Christian discrimination and violence against Jews. In recent decades, however, a new spirit of dialogue has been emerging, beginning with an awakening among Christians of the Jewish origins of Christianity, and encouraging scholars of both traditions to work together. An Introduction to Jewish-Christian Relations sheds fresh light on this ongoing interfaith encounter, exploring key writings and themes in Jewish-Christian history, from the Jewish context of the New Testament to major events of modern times, including the rise of ecumenism, the horrors of the Holocaust, and the creation of the state of Israel. This accessible theological and historical study also touches on numerous related areas such as Jewish and interfaith studies, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, international relations and the political sciences.

Christian Origins

An account of the beginnings of the Christian movement: a third of it on the Judaism of the first century, a third on Jesus, and a third on Paul and the development from messianic sect to Christian religion.

Christian Origins

Author: Christopher Rowland

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

ISBN:

Page: 451

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An account of the beginnings of the Christian movement: a third of it on the Judaism of the first century, a third on Jesus, and a third on Paul and the development from messianic sect to Christian religion.

Prejudice and Christian Beginnings

Investigating Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Early Christian Studies Laura
Nasrallah, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza. Believers in racial ... That theological
dilemma was to explain the origins of Christianity within Judaism. Christianity
came into ...

Prejudice and Christian Beginnings

Author: Laura Nasrallah

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451412851

Page: 319

View: 537

While scholars of the New Testament and its Roman environment have recently focused attention on ethnicity, on the one hand, and gender on the other, the two questions have often been discussed separately-and without reference to the contemporary critical study of race theory. This interdisciplinary volume addresses this lack by drawing together new essays by prominent scholars in the fields of New Testament, classics, and Jewish studies. These essays push against the marginalization of race and ethnicity studies and put the received wisdom of New Testament studies squarely in the foreground.

Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries The Interbellum 70 132 CE

This volume discusses crucial aspects of the period between the two revolts against Rome in Judaea. This period saw the rise of rabbinic Judaism and the beginning of the split between Judaism and Christianity.

Jews and Christians in the First and Second Centuries  The Interbellum 70   132 CE

Author: Joshua J. Schwartz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900435297X

Page: 560

View: 747

This volume discusses crucial aspects of the period between the two revolts against Rome in Judaea. This period saw the rise of rabbinic Judaism and the beginning of the split between Judaism and Christianity.

Jewish Law in Gentile Churches

If there were any binding norms, what made them so, and on what basis were they articulated?In this important study, Markus Bockmuehl approaches such questions by examining the halakhic (Jewish legal) rationale behind the ethics of Jesus, ...

Jewish Law in Gentile Churches

Author: Markus Bockmuehl

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567087348

Page: 314

View: 358

Why did the Gentile church keep Old Testament commandments about sex and idolatry, but disregard many others, like those about food or ritual purity? If there were any binding norms, what made them so, and on what basis were they articulated?In this important study, Markus Bockmuehl approaches such questions by examining the halakhic (Jewish legal) rationale behind the ethics of Jesus, Paul and the early Christians. He offers fresh and often unexpected answers based on careful biblical and historical study. His arguments have far-reaching implications not only for the study of the New Testament, but more broadly for the relationship between Christianity and Judaism.

A Portable God

By telling the common story of Jewish and Christian origins, A Portable God shows Jews and Christians as siblings, rather than as parent and child, showing that the similarities between Judaism and Christianity far outweigh their ...

A Portable God

Author: Risa Levitt Kohn

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742544659

Page: 202

View: 772

Many Christians and Jews believe that their faiths developed independently from each other, and that their religions are distinct, even antagonistic towards each other. A Portable God dramatically departs from the idea that the birth of Judaism and Christianity are two separate, unrelated events. Judaism and Christianity's origins are not seen as following a linear, chronological process that places the Israelites in the beginning, followed by the Jews, and finally the Christians. On the contrary, A Portable God shows that both Judaism and Christianity emerge from the same religious tradition-that of ancient Israel-at the same time. By telling the common story of Jewish and Christian origins, A Portable God shows Jews and Christians as siblings, rather than as parent and child, showing that the similarities between Judaism and Christianity far outweigh their differences, ultimately fostering appreciation for the shared heritage of Judaism and Christianity.

Eusebius Christianity and Judaism

The essays focus on elements of the story that Eusebius tells the story of the early church, its re

Eusebius  Christianity  and Judaism

Author: Harold W. Attridge

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814323618

Page: 802

View: 404

Scholars of the history and literature of Christianity and Judaism explore the life and enduring contributions of Eusebius of Caesarea, an important writer and historian from the early fourth century. The essays focus on elements of the story that Eusebius tells the story of the early church, its re

The Myth of Christian Beginnings

The idea of the “rejection” of Jesus by the Jews is a theological and historical
construction of the past, by Christians, to explain why there was a division
between Judaism and Christianity and why each had a separate history for
almost two ...

The Myth of Christian Beginnings

Author: Robert L. Wilken

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606086936

Page: 232

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In this challenging and vividly written book Dr. Wilken shows that there never was a golden age in the Christian past. Christian hope did not come to fulfillment in the age of apostles, nor in the time of Constantine, nor in the Middle Ages, nor during the Reformation, nor in the revivals of the 19th century, nor in the movements of renewal in our own time. The history of Christianity is a story of imperfection and fragmentation, but also a history of hoping and striving for an end that cannot be seen yet bears on the present. With lively examples from the Christian past Wilken shows that change has been an abiding feature of Christian tradition. Often those who proposed new ways of thinking and acted in unexpected ways turned out to be more faithful than those who repeated the old formulas. As much as the past may give specificity and concreteness to renewal in the present Christian hope is set on things that are yet to be.

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls The scrolls and Christian origins

These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls  The scrolls and Christian origins

Author: James H. Charlesworth

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 193279221X

Page: 734

View: 166

These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.--Michael E. Stone, Gail Levin de Nur Professor of Comparative Religion, Professor of Armenian Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A History of the Christian Tradition

An overview of Christian beliefs and practices across the centuries with an emphasis on tradition and the evolution of belief.

A History of the Christian Tradition

Author: Thomas D. McGonigle

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809129645

Page: 218

View: 104

An overview of Christian beliefs and practices across the centuries with an emphasis on tradition and the evolution of belief.

Foundations of Christianity Routledge Revivals

This is a fascinating reissue, which will be of particular interest to students of Church History, Christian theology and the various interpretations of Jesus.

Foundations of Christianity  Routledge Revivals

Author: Karl Kautsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317816978

Page: 475

View: 665

First published in 1925, Karl Kautsky presents a Marxist history of Christianity and Christian society. Divided into four key sections, the book begins by considering the personality of Jesus as portrayed within Pagan and Christian sources and highlighting the Church’s difficulty in presenting a unified and concurrent image of Jesus and interpretation of His words. Next, Kautsky analyses the structure of Roman society, with particular emphasis on the slave-holding system, the Roman State and the historiography of the period. In the third section, an early history of the Jewish people is presented, whilst the final section discusses the beginnings of Christianity and the social struggles present within early Christian society. This is a fascinating reissue, which will be of particular interest to students of Church History, Christian theology and the various interpretations of Jesus.

Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism

The Issue This volume is a bold attempt to switch the study of Christian origins
and early Judaism into a new gear by explicitly and in detail connecting it with
various sides of the new cognitive science of religion. For that purpose, it draws
on ...

Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism

Author: Petri Luomanen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004163298

Page: 327

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The contributors of the volume draw on cognitive and social science, suggesting fresh ways of approaching Christian origins and early Judaism. Its multidisciplinary and radically new perspective to its subject matter is highly relevant for all scholars of religion.