Judaism and Christian Beginnings

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 ...

Author: Samuel Sandmel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195022815

Category: Bible

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.
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Christian Beginnings

Christian Beginnings

"This work brings together the insights of a range of distinguished scholars on a fresh and important task . . . The work is sound, imaginative, and original" (Howard Clark Kee).

Author: Jürgen Becker

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664251951

Category: Religion

Page: 359

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"This work brings together the insights of a range of distinguished scholars on a fresh and important task . . . The work is sound, imaginative, and original" (Howard Clark Kee). Contributors include Christopher Burchard, Carsten Colpe, Karl Loening, John K. Riches, and others. Translation by Annemarie S. Kidder and Reinhard Krauss.
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Jewish Christianity and the History of Judaism

Jewish Christianity and the History of Judaism

Collecting revised versions of previously published articles together with new materials, Annette Yoshiko Reed reconsiders Jewish-Christianity in the context of Late Antiquity and in conversation with Jewish studies.

Author: Annette Yoshiko Reed

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161544767

Category: Religion

Page: 535

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"Jewish-Christianity" is a contested category in current research. But for precisely this reason, it may offer a powerful lens through which to rethink the history of Jewish/Christian relations. Traditionally, Jewish-Christianity has been studied as part of the origins and early diversity of Christianity. Collecting revised versions of previously published articles together with new materials, Annette Yoshiko Reed reconsiders Jewish-Christianity in the context of Late Antiquity and in conversation with Jewish studies. She brings further attention to understudied texts and traditions from Late Antiquity that do not fit neatly into present day notions of Christianity as distinct from Judaism. In the process, she uses these materials to probe the power and limits of our modern assumptions about religion and identity.
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Judaism and the Early Christian Mind

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.

Author: Robert L. Wilken

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592449125

Category: Religion

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.
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John Chrysostom and the Jews

John Chrysostom and the Jews

John Chrysostom, the golden mouth, the greatest preacher in the early church and a key figure during the transition from the ancient to the Byzantine and medieval worlds, is known as a vehement critic of the Jews.

Author: Robert L. Wilken

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725212510

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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John Chrysostom, the golden mouth, the greatest preacher in the early church and a key figure during the transition from the ancient to the Byzantine and medieval worlds, is known as a vehement critic of the Jews. In this study, Robert Wilken presents a new interpretation of John's homilies against the Jews, setting them in the context of the pluralistic society of fourth-century Antioch and against the tradition of ancient rhetoric. In reading John's homilies, Wilken argues, we must not impose on them the anti-Jewish attitudes of medieval times, when Christianity was the dominant force in the West and Judaism was a minority religion. In John's time, Christianity was only one, and by no means the most self-assured, of the cultural forces in Antioch. It had to compete with an established Jewish community and with the classical pagan tradition that underlay education and public life. In 363, the Roman emperor Julian, who had apostatized Christianity to embrace the traditional pagan religion, attempted to rebuild the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. He terrified the Christians, who saw in the Temple's ruins proof of the truth of their religion. Wilken examines John's sermons against this atmosphere of intense religious rivalry and lively polemic between Christians, Jews, and pagans. His book calls not only for a fresh look at John Chrysostom but also for a reconsideration of the continued importance of Judaism in late antique society and in the history of Christianity. Its conclusions will be of interest to historians and theologians, and to participants in the present-day Jewish-Christian dialogue.
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Origins and Method Towards a New Understanding of Judaism and Christianity

Origins and Method  Towards a New Understanding of Judaism and Christianity

This collection of essays is presented in honour of John C. Hurd on the occasion of his retirement as Professor of New Testament at Trinity College, Toronto, and in recognition of a distinguished career in the fields of Pauline studies and ...

Author: Bradley H. McLean

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567495570

Category: Religion

Page: 409

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This collection of essays is presented in honour of John C. Hurd on the occasion of his retirement as Professor of New Testament at Trinity College, Toronto, and in recognition of a distinguished career in the fields of Pauline studies and computing in the humanities. Given Professor Hurd's interest in Christian origins and methodology, it is appropriate that the contributors to this volume deal with the origin and development of various aspects of Judaism and Christianity. In particular they highlight how a greater attentiveness to method has resulted in a reshaping of our understanding of Christianity or Judaism. The volume is divided into three parts: 'New Understandings of Paul', 'New Understandings of the New Testament', and 'New Understandings of the Relationship between Judaism and Christianity'. Contributors include Walter Aufrecht, Karl Donfried, Robert Grant, John Kloppenborg, Gerd Ludemann and Wayne McCready.
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Matthew s Christian Jewish Community

Matthew s Christian Jewish Community

Contributing to both New Testament and Judaic studies, this book advances our understanding of how religious groups are formed.

Author: Anthony J. Saldarini

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226734218

Category: Religion

Page: 317

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The most Jewish of gospels in its contents and yet the most anti-Jewish in its polemics, the Gospel of Matthew has been said to mark the emergence of Christianity from Judaism. Anthony J. Saldarini overturns this interpretation by showing us how Matthew, far from proclaiming the replacement of Israel by the Christian church, wrote from within Jewish tradition to a distinctly Jewish audience. Recent research reveals that among both Jews and Christians of the first century many groups believed in Jesus while remaining close to Judaism. Saldarini argues that the author of the Gospel of Matthew belonged to such a group, supporting his claim with an informed reading of Matthew's text and historical context. Matthew emerges as a Jewish teacher competing for the commitment of his people after the catastrophic loss of the Temple in 70 C.E., his polemics aimed not at all Jews but at those who oppose him. Saldarini shows that Matthew's teaching about Jesus fits into first-century Jewish thought, with its tradition of God-sent leaders and heavenly mediators. In Saldarini's account, Matthew's Christian-Jewish community is a Jewish group, albeit one that deviated from the larger Jewish community. Contributing to both New Testament and Judaic studies, this book advances our understanding of how religious groups are formed.
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A Tribute to Geza Vermes

A Tribute to Geza Vermes

This Festschrift honours one of today's leading scholars of early Judaism and Christian origins.

Author: Philip R. Davies

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850752530

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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James the Just and Christian Origins

James the Just and Christian Origins

Contributors from several countries are currently engaged in collaborative study in James and early Jewish Christianity. "James the Just and Christian Origins" is the first of several planned volumes to be published.

Author: Bruce D. Chilton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004267480

Category: Religion

Page: 312

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The lack of serious and sustained investigation of the historical figure of James "the Just," brother of Jesus, is one of the curious oversights in modern critical study of Christian origins. "James the Just and Christian Origins" addresses this problem. The questions that surround this exceedingly important, yet largely ignored figure are several and complicated. Was he really the brother of Jesus? How influential was he in the early church? What was the nature of his relationship to the other apostles, especially to Paul? How did James understand Christianity's relationship to Judaism and to the people of Israel? Out of this grows a very important question: In its generative moment, was Christianity in fact as well as in its self-awareness, a species of Judaism? Contributors from several countries are currently engaged in collaborative study in James and early Jewish Christianity. "James the Just and Christian Origins" is the first of several planned volumes to be published.
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Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism

Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism

The contributors of the volume draw on cognitive and social science, suggesting fresh ways of approaching Christian origins and early Judaism.

Author: Petri Luomanen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004163294

Category: Religion

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.
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Christian Origins and Judaism

Christian Origins and Judaism

Author: William David Davies

Publisher: Books for Libraries

ISBN: 0405052588

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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The Galilean Jewishness of Jesus

The Galilean Jewishness of Jesus

A theology of how Christianity and Judaism can be separate but linked by their roots in Scripture; presents a thorough study of Jesus as teacher seen from a Jewish perspective.

Author: Bernard J. Lee

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809130211

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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A theology of how Christianity and Judaism can be separate but linked by their roots in Scripture; presents a thorough study of Jesus as teacher seen from a Jewish perspective.
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Resurrection

Resurrection

This book, written for religious and nonreligious people alike in clear and accessible language, explores a teaching central to both Jewish and Christian traditions: the teaching that at the end of time God will cause the dead to live again ...

Author: Kevin J. Madigan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0300151373

Category: Religion

Page: 284

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This book, written for religious and nonreligious people alike in clear and accessible language, explores a teaching central to both Jewish and Christian traditions: the teaching that at the end of time God will cause the dead to live again. Although this expectation, known as the resurrection of the dead, is widely understood to have been a part of Christianity from its beginnings nearly two thousand years ago, many people are surprised to learn that the Jews believed in resurrection long before the emergence of Christianity. In this sensitively written and historically accurate book, religious scholars Kevin J. Madigan and Jon D. Levenson aim to clarify confusion and dispel misconceptions about Judaism, Jesus, and Christian origins. Madigan and Levenson tell the fascinating but little-known story of the origins of the belief in resurrection, investigating why some Christians and some Jews opposed the idea in ancient times while others believed it was essential to their faith. The authors also discuss how the two religious traditions relate their respective practices in the here and now to the new life they believe will follow resurrection. Making the rich insights of contemporary scholars of antiquity available to a wide readership, Madigan and Levenson offer a new understanding of Jewish-Christian relations and of the profound connections that tie the faiths together.
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Siblings

Siblings

Author: Hayim Goren Perelmuter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016953013

Category: Religion

Page: 217

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The Gospel of John and Christian Origins

The Gospel of John and Christian Origins

John Ashton argues that in the case of the Fourth Gospel, an answer is to be found in the religious experience of the Evangelist himself, who turned from being a practicing Jew to professing a new revelation centered on Christ as the ...

Author: John Ashton

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781451472141

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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One of the most interesting questions facing New Testament scholars—How did Christianity emerge from Judaism?—is often addressed in general and indirect terms. John Ashton argues that in the case of the Fourth Gospel, an answer is to be found in the religious experience of the Evangelist himself, who turned from being a practicing Jew to professing a new revelation centered on Christ as the intermediary between God and humanity.
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Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity

Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity

This book considers the early history of Jewish-Christian relations focussing on the fallen angels.

Author: Annette Yoshiko Reed

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521853788

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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This book considers the early history of Jewish-Christian relations focussing on the fallen angels.
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Ritual and Christian Beginnings

Ritual and Christian Beginnings

“Evoked Culture, Ritualization and Religious Rituals'. ... Mass and Lord's Supper: A Study in the History of the Liturgy. Trans. ... In Explaining Christian Origins and Early Judaism: Contributions from Cognitive and Social Science, ...

Author: Risto Uro

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199661176

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Page: 240

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This book examines the role of ritual in the emergence of the early Christian movement. Ritual is ubiquitous in all human societies, past and present. It is striking how little attention scholars of early Christianity have paid to this omnipresent aspect of human behaviour in their accounts for the rise of Christianity. However, researchers in diverse areas of Religious Studies and behavioural sciences have developed promising new theories to explain ritual interms of the cognitive and evolutionary roots of human behaviour. This book argues that these new theories and findings are relevant for the study of ancient rituals, including early Christian ones. Itdevelops a novel approach to Christian beginnings which highlights the role of ritual innovation, cooperative signalling, and the importance of bodily actions for the generation and transmission of religious knowledge.
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Jews Christians

Jews   Christians

They examine, among others, the roots of the Jewish-Christian conflict (originating in the ancient period); Christian prejudices against Judaism and Jews; the contribution of the Church and Christianity to antisemitism; the positions of the ...

Author: Walter J. Harrelson

Publisher: Nashville : Abingdon Press

ISBN: UOM:39015018919996

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Presents the views of a Jewish rabbi (Falk) and Christian educator (Harrelson) on issues which trouble Jewish-Christian relations. They examine, among others, the roots of the Jewish-Christian conflict (originating in the ancient period); Christian prejudices against Judaism and Jews; the contribution of the Church and Christianity to antisemitism; the positions of the Churches and theologians before and during the Holocaust; and attitudes of Christians to the Arab-Israeli conflict (i.e. why so many support the Arab side). Stresses that modern Western Christians seek to overcome the legacy of age-old hostility to Judaism.
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