Passover and Easter: Origin and History to Modern Times

Passover and Easter: Origin and History to Modern Times

by Lawrence A. Hoffman, Paul F. Bradshaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0268038597

ISBN-13: 9780268038595

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press

Passover and Easter constitute for Jews and Christians respectively the most important festivals of the year. Although sharing a common root, the feasts have developed in quite distinct ways in the two traditions, in part independently of one another and in part in reaction against the other. A group of distinguished Jewish and Christian scholars explores the history…  See more details below

Overview

Passover and Easter constitute for Jews and Christians respectively the most important festivals of the year. Although sharing a common root, the feasts have developed in quite distinct ways in the two traditions, in part independently of one another and in part in reaction against the other. A group of distinguished Jewish and Christian scholars explores the history of the two celebrations, paying particular attention to similarities and connections between them as well as to differences and contrasts. They not only present a convenient summary of current historical thought but also open up new perspectives on the evolution of these annual observances. Passover and Easter: Origin and History to Modern Times, focuses especially on the origins and early development of the feasts and on the ways that established practices have changed in recent years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780268038595
Publisher:
University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
Two Liturgical Traditions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
422,688
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introductory Overviews
Easter in Christian Tradition1
The Passover Meal in Jewish Tradition8
Pt. 1Origins in Antiquity
Meal Customs in the Greco-Roman World29
Towards a History of the Paschal Meal62
The Origins of Easter81
Easter and Passover As Early Jewish-Christian Dialogue98
Pt. 2Medieval Developments
Passover in the Middle Ages127
Holy Week and Easter in the Middle Ages161
Pt. 3Modern Transformations
The Modern Transformation of the Ancient Passover Haggadah189
Revising Holy Week and Easter Rites214
Contributors237
Index239

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