Judaism and Christian Beginnings

Describes the formation and consolidation of Synagogue Judaism, both in its Jewish and Christian manifestations.

Judaism and Christian Beginnings

Author: Samuel Sandmel

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195022827

Page: 510

View: 366

Describes the formation and consolidation of Synagogue Judaism, both in its Jewish and Christian manifestations.

Christian Beginnings

Christian Beginnings tells the captivating story of how a man came to be hailed as the Son consubstantial with God, and of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire. /div

Christian Beginnings

Author: Geza Vermes

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300195311

Page: 289

View: 906

DIV The creation of the Christian Church is one of the most important stories in the development of the world's history, but also one of the most enigmatic and little understood, shrouded in mystery and misunderstanding. Through a forensic, brilliant reexamination of all the key surviving texts of early Christianity, Geza Vermes illuminates the origins of a faith and traces the evolution of the figure of Jesus from the man he was—a prophet recognizable as the successor to other Jewish holy men of the Old Testament—to what he came to represent: a mysterious, otherworldly being at the heart of a major new religion. As Jesus's teachings spread across the eastern Mediterranean, hammered into place by Paul, John, and their successors, they were transformed in the space of three centuries into a centralized, state-backed creed worlds away from its humble origins. Christian Beginnings tells the captivating story of how a man came to be hailed as the Son consubstantial with God, and of how a revolutionary, anticonformist Jewish subsect became the official state religion of the Roman Empire. /div

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

View: 636

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.

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: 126

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

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

View: 510

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.

Jews and Christians Together

Jewish Perspectives on Christianity: Leo Baeck, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig
, Will Herzberg, and Abraham J. Heschel. ... A Bridge to Dialogue: The Story of
Jewish Christian Relations. Studies in ... Judaism and Christian Beginnings.

Jews and Christians Together

Author: A. Christian van Gorder

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532690096

Page: 240

View: 677

Rabbi Gordon Fuller and Dr. Christian van Gorder are committed to helping people of both faith traditions gain, as far as is possible, a participant's appreciation of those from the other community. This means addressing misconceptions and misrepresentations as well as challenging widely held assumptions. Jews and Christians Together delves into the strained relationship between these two faith communities and exposes why these communities need to come to a better understanding and appreciation of the other. Events such as the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania demonstrate why society must address and foil anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism wherever and whenever such views appear. The efforts of Fuller and van Gorder to explore these issues with their own faith communities can provide a helpful starting-point to confront trends of increasing hate and bigotry towards Jews today. Fuller and van Gorder ask us to acknowledge the marred history of Christianity and anti-Semitism, so that we can explore healthy Jewish-Christian dialogue and gain a shared and constructive mutual respect.

The Myth of Christian Beginnings

History's Impact on Belief Robert Leo Wilken, Robert Louis Wilken. by the
establishment of the modern State of Israel in Palestine . Christians have always
been perplexed and troubled by the presence of Jews . If Jesus was the
fulfillment of ...

The Myth of Christian Beginnings

Author: Robert Leo Wilken

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 218

View: 673

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: 500

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.

Christian Origins and Judaism

10 Hatch especially reveals the sociological approach to Christian beginnings ;
and he , like Lightfoot , illustrates how , in the consensus of Protestant
scholarship about 1881 , the first century was often interpreted , and perhaps
misinterpreted ...

Christian Origins and Judaism

Author: William David Davies

Publisher: Books for Libraries

ISBN:

Page: 261

View: 824

The Myth of Christian Beginnings

In this challenging and vividly written book Dr. Wilken shows that there never was a golden age in the Christian past.

The Myth of Christian Beginnings

Author: Robert L. Wilken

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606086936

Page: 232

View: 841

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.

Studies in Jewish and Christian History

The rabbis were teachers of the Torah . To suppose that their legal and didactic
tradition gives us the complete image of Jewish life and mentality is the same as
to believe that , for instance , the lives of Christian ascetics , compiled by Cyril of ...

Studies in Jewish and Christian History

Author: Elias Joseph Bickerman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789004161450

Page: 1242

View: 174

"Elias J. Bickerman, who passed away a quarter of a century ago, was one of the twentieth century's great historians of the ancient world. His innovative genius and breathtaking erudition are evident in his writings, many of which are now considered classics. Bickerman's contributions to the history of anicent Judaism and early Christianity remain particularly significant but his three volume collection, 'Studies in Jewish and Christian History', has been out of print for some time. Thus, the publication of this new edition of 'Studies', now entirely in English, along with Bickerman's most famous book, 'The God of the Maccabees', is designed to bring Bickerman's central studies on ancient Judaism and early Christianity to a new generation of students and scholars."--taken from back cover.

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: 486

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.

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: 434

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.

Christian Beginnings

In this truly cosmopolitan city with its temple to Serapis , the cult to Isis replete
with imposing and noble ritual , the Jew dwelt an honoured citizen . Not alone in
the specifically Jewish quarters to the east of the island Pharos , but throughout
the ...

Christian Beginnings

Author: Morton Scott Enslin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 533

View: 920

Gospel Origins Christian Beginnings

Although Schulz distinguishes two strata in Q , an early “ Palestinian Jewish
Christian ” ( Q " ) and a later " Hellenistic Jewish Christian " stratum ( Q2 ) , " he
sees no significant shift in the understanding of the Torah . For both the Torah
remains ...

Gospel Origins   Christian Beginnings

Author: James E. Goehring

Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst

ISBN:

Page: 214

View: 715

Border Lines

Even before its subsequent division, certain beliefs and practices of this composite would have been identifiable as Christian or Jewish.In Border Lines, however, Daniel Boyarin makes a striking case for a very different way of thinking ...

Border Lines

Author: Daniel Boyarin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812203844

Page: 392

View: 539

The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly defined break of a single entity into two separate religions. Following this model, there would have been one religion known as Judaism before the birth of Christ, which then took on a hybrid identity. Even before its subsequent division, certain beliefs and practices of this composite would have been identifiable as Christian or Jewish.In Border Lines, however, Daniel Boyarin makes a striking case for a very different way of thinking about the historical development that is the partition of Judaeo-Christianity. There were no characteristics or features that could be described as uniquely Jewish or Christian in late antiquity, Boyarin argues. Rather, Jesus-following Jews and Jews who did not follow Jesus lived on a cultural map in which beliefs, such as that in a second divine being, and practices, such as keeping kosher or maintaining the Sabbath, were widely and variably distributed. The ultimate distinctions between Judaism and Christianity were imposed from above by "border-makers," heresiologists anxious to construct a discrete identity for Christianity. By defining some beliefs and practices as Christian and others as Jewish or heretical, they moved ideas, behaviors, and people to one side or another of an artificial border—and, Boyarin significantly contends, invented the very notion of religion.