Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins

George Nickelsburg here provides a broad and synthesizing picture of the results of the past fifty years of scholarship on early Judaism and Christianity.

Author: George W. E. Nickelsburg

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: 0800636120

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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In the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century, Christian scholars portrayed Judaism as the dark religious backdrop to the liberating events of Jesus' life and the rise of the early church. Since the 1950s, however, a dramatic shift has occurred in the study of Judaism, driven by new manuscript and archaeological discoveries and new methods and tools for analyzing sources. George Nickelsburg here provides a broad and synthesizing picture of the results of the past fifty years of scholarship on early Judaism and Christianity. He organizes his discussion around a number of traditional topics: scripture and tradition, Torah and the righteous life, God's activity on humanity's behalf, agents of God's activity, eschatology, historical circumstances, and social settings. Each of the chapters discusses the findings of contemporary research on early Judaism, and then sketches the implications of this research for a possible reinter-pretation of Christianity. Still, in the author's view, there remains a major Jewish-Christian agenda yet to be developed and implemented.
Categories: Religion

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 Hellenistic Judaism

Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism

In Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism, Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts assemble an international team of scholars whose work has focused on reconstructing the social matrix for earliest Christianity through reference to ...

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004234765

Category: Religion

Page: 619

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In Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism, Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts assemble an international team of scholars whose work has focused on reconstructing the social matrix for earliest Christianity through reference to Hellenistic Judaism and its literary forms.
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Atonement

Atonement

Rather than imposing a particular view of atonement upon these texts, these specialists let the texts speak for themselves so that the reader can truly understand atonement as it was variously conceived in the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea ...

Author: Max Botner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467459310

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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A historical survey of atonement theology through ancient Jewish and Christian sources What is the historical basis for today’s atonement theology? Where did it come from, and how has it evolved throughout time? In Atonement, a sterling collection of renowned biblical scholars investigates the early manifestations of this core concept in ancient Jewish and Christian sources. Rather than imposing a particular view of atonement upon these texts, these specialists let the texts speak for themselves so that the reader can truly understand atonement as it was variously conceived in the Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament, and early Christian literature. The resulting diverse ideas mirror the manifold perspectives on atonement today. Contributors to this volume—Christian A. Eberhart, Crispin Fletcher-Louis, Martha Himmelfarb, T. J. Lang, Carol A. Newsom, Deborah W. Rooke, Catrin H. Williams, David P. Wright, and N. T. Wright—attend to the linguistic elements at work in these ancient writings without limiting their scope to explicit mentions of atonement. Instead, they explore atonement as a broader phenomenon that negotiates a constellation of features—sin, sacrifice, and salvation—to capture a more accurate and holistic picture. Atonement will serve as an indispensable resource for all future dialogue on these topics within Jewish and Christian circles.
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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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Studies in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

Studies in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

The 24 papers in this volume cover a wide range of topics, all of them concerning the religious world of Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Byzantine era.

Author: Pieter W. van der Horst

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004271111

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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The 24 papers in this volume cover a wide range of topics, all of them concerning the religious world of Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic, Roman, and early Byzantine era.
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Christian Origins

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.

Author: Christopher Rowland

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112252494

Category: Religion

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.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins

Originally written to appeal to both scholars and general readers interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls, all of the articles in this volume have been updated to take into account current discussions of this extraordinary archaeological find.

Author: Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802846505

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Originally written to appeal to both scholars and general readers interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls, all of the articles in this volume have been updated to take into account current discussions of this extraordinary archaeological find."--BOOK JACKET.
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James The Just and Christian Origins

James The Just and 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?

Author: Bruce David Chilton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004115501

Category: Religion

Page: 299

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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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Jews Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity

Jews  Christians and Jewish Christians in Antiquity

The book, which consists of some previously published and unpublished essays, examines a variety of issues relevant to the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity and their interaction, including polemic, proselytism, biblical ...

Author: James Carleton Paget

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161503120

Category: History

Page: 538

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The book, which consists of some previously published and unpublished essays, examines a variety of issues relevant to the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity and their interaction, including polemic, proselytism, biblical interpretation, messianism, the phenomenon normally described as Jewish Christianity, and the fate of the Jewish community after the Bar Kokhba revolt, a period of considerable importance for the emergence not only of Judaism but also of Christianity. The volume, typically for a collection of essays, does not lay out a particular thesis. If anything binds the collection together, it is the author's attempt to set out the major fault lines in current debate about these disputed subjects, and in the process to reveal their complex and entangled character.
Categories: History

The Messiah

The Messiah

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

Author: James H. Charlesworth

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015046335090

Category: Religion

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.
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Jesus the Essenes and Christian Origins

Jesus  the Essenes  and Christian Origins

By bringing this holistic analysis of the evidence to bear, Joseph adds a powerful and insightful voice to the decades-long debate surrounding the Essenes and Christianity.

Author: Simon J. Joseph

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481307762

Category: History

Page: 240

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By bringing this holistic analysis of the evidence to bear, Joseph adds a powerful and insightful voice to the decades-long debate surrounding the Essenes and Christianity.--Bruce Chilton, Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion, Bard College
Categories: History

The Origin of Heresy

The Origin of Heresy

This book traces the construction of the idea of ‘heresy’ in the rhetoric of ideological disagreements in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian texts and in the development of the polemical rhetoric against ‘heretics,’ called ...

Author: Robert M. Royalty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415536943

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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Heresy is a central concept in the formation of Orthodox Christianity. Where does this notion come from? This book traces the construction of the idea of 'heresy' in the rhetoric of ideological disagreements in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian texts and in the development of the polemical rhetoric against 'heretics,' called heresiology. Here, author Robert Royalty argues, one finds the origin of what comes to be labelled 'heresy' in the second century. In other words, there was such as thing as 'heresy' in ancient Jewish and Christian discourse before it was called 'heresy.' And by the end of the first century, the notion of heresy was integral to the political positioning of the early orthodox Christian party within the Roman Empire and the range of other Christian communities. This book is an original contribution to the field of Early Christian studies. Recent treatments of the origins of heresy and Christian identity have focused on the second century rather than on the earlier texts including the New Testament. The book further makes a methodological contribution by blurring the line between New Testament Studies and Early Christian studies, employing ideological and post-colonial critical methods.
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Judaism and the Origins of Christianity

Judaism and the Origins of Christianity

Most of his scholarly articles in English, including some new contributions as well as many published in not easily accessible journals, have been collected in this one volume.

Author: David Flusser

Publisher: Magness Press

ISBN: UOM:39015014322849

Category: History

Page: 725

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For more than three decades, Professor David Flusser of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem has pioneered new understandings of the Jewish background of early Christianity. Many have been fascinated by his unique monograph on Jesus, translated into several languages. Most of his scholarly articles in English, including some new contributions as well as many published in not easily accessible journals, have been collected in this one volume. A must for New Testament scholars, and students of early Judaism, it will also be welcomed by the many lay persons for whom Professor Flusser has provided illumination on the origins of Christian faith.
Categories: History

Josephus Judea and Christian Origins

Josephus  Judea  and Christian Origins

This is a collection of essays focusing on the threads in Josephus (a first century Jewish historian and apologist whose works provide valuable insight into the background of first century Judaism and early Christianity) that are of ...

Author: Steve Mason

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801047013

Category: Religion

Page: 450

View: 110

This is a collection of essays focusing on the threads in Josephus (a first century Jewish historian and apologist whose works provide valuable insight into the background of first century Judaism and early Christianity) that are of particular interest to people studying the background and development of Christianity. "Some of our most basic analytical categories, such as 'religion,' 'Judaism,' and even 'gospel,' do not map onto ancient conceptions or language." This insight, gained from long study in the biblical world, governs Josephus, Judea, and Christian Origins. Steve Mason combines recently published essays with new studies to produce a coherent, sequential exploration of "methods and categories" important for the study of Roman Judea and Christian beginnings. This book takes up basic but often overlooked questions of historical method in studying first-century Judea and the origins of Christianity. Many of these questions concern the use of Josephus (the first-century Jewish historian whose work is of crucial importance for this period) for reconstructing this history. Chapters deal with Josephus' authority, his method of publication and audiences, "Judaism," Pharisees, Essenes, "gospel," and much else.
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Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament

Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament

In Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament, Luke Timothy Johnson offers a series of independent studies on a range of critical questions from the historical Jesus to sexuality and law.

Author: Luke T. Johnson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004242906

Category: Religion

Page: 745

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In Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament, Luke Timothy Johnson offers a series of independent studies on a range of critical questions from the historical Jesus to sexuality and law.
Categories: Religion

Israel s God and Rebecca s Children

Israel s God and Rebecca s Children

An important new look at community and identity in early Christianity.

Author: David B. Capes

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 9781602580268

Category: Religion

Page: 480

View: 264

An important new look at community and identity in early Christianity.
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The Evil Inclination in Early Judaism and Christianity

The Evil Inclination in Early Judaism and Christianity

The precise origins and understanding of the idea, however, are unknown. This volume traces the development of this concept historically in Judaism and assesses its impact on emerging Christian thought concerning the origins of sin.

Author: Ishay Rosen-Zvi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108470823

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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One of the central concepts in rabbinic Judaism is the notion of the 'Evil Inclination', which appears to be related to similar concepts in ancient Christianity and the wider late antique world. The precise origins and understanding of the idea, however, are unknown. This volume traces the development of this concept historically in Judaism and assesses its impact on emerging Christian thought concerning the origins of sin. The essays, which cover a wide range of sources including the Bible, the Ancient Versions, Qumran, Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha, the Targums Rabbinic and Patristic literature, advance our understanding of the intellectual exchange between Jews and Christians in classical Antiquity, as well as the intercultural exchange between these communities and the societies in which they were situated.
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Eusebius Christianity and Judaism

Eusebius  Christianity  and Judaism

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

Author: Harold W. Attridge

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814323618

Category: Church history

Page: 802

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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
Categories: Church history

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement

This book explores the events, people, and writings surrounding the early Jesus movement.

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004372740

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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This book explores the events, people, and writings surrounding the early Jesus movement. The essays are divided into four groups: the movement’s formation, production of its early Gospels, description of the Jesus movement itself, and the Jewish mission and its literature.
Categories: Religion