Sanctity of Time and Space in Tradition and Modernity

Sanctity of Time and Space in Tradition and Modernity

by Alberdina Houtman, Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004112332

ISBN-13: 9789004112339

Pub. Date: 06/26/1998

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Time and space can take on a sacred nature in both Judaism and Christianity accompanied by a permanent critical attitude towards the sacred.
Conceptions of sacredness imply a conception of community and of society at large. This study investigates the different attitudes toward sacred time and space from an interdisciplinary perspective, ranging from the

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Time and space can take on a sacred nature in both Judaism and Christianity accompanied by a permanent critical attitude towards the sacred.
Conceptions of sacredness imply a conception of community and of society at large. This study investigates the different attitudes toward sacred time and space from an interdisciplinary perspective, ranging from the Biblical period through Qumran, Patristics, Rabbinics, archaeology and theology to modern and even to post-modern rituals. This approach offers a fascinating insight into both the common heritage of Judaism and Christianity and their mutual differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004112339
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/26/1998
Series:
Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series, #1
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prolegomena
Editorial Statement
Introduction1
Pt. 1Studies in the History of Sacred Time and Space
Torah from Zion: Isaiah's Temple Vision (Isaiah 2:1-4)11
Transformations of Space and Time: Nathan's Oracle and David's Prayer in 1 Chronicles 1727
Holy Place and Hannah's Prayer: A Comparison of LAB 50-51 and Luke 2:22-39 a Propos 1 Samuel 1-245
The Lasting Sanctity of Bethesda73
Ir Ha-Miqdash and its Meaning in the Temple Scroll and Other Qumran Texts95
Pt. 2Postbiblical Period
Judaism
Holiness and Mysticism at Sinai According to the Mekhilta de Rabbi Ishmael113
Jerusalem and the Temple in the Tannaitic Literature of the First Generation after the Destruction of the Temple135
'They Direct Their Hearts to Jerusalem': References to Jerusalem and Temple in Mishnah and Tosefta Berakhot153
'To Stand - Perhaps to Sit': Sitting and Standing in the Azarah in the Second Temple Period167
Christianity
The Institutionalization of the Cult of Saints in Christian Society193
Between Jerusalem and Bethlehem: Jerome and the Holy Places of Palestine215
Judaism and Christianity
Moses' Rod in Zipporah's Garden231
Liturgical Time and Space in Early Christianity In Light of Their Jewish Background265
Holy City and Holy Land as Viewed by Jews and Christians in the Byzantine Period: A Conceptual Approach to Sacred Space285
Pt. 3Modern Period
Post-modern Pilgrimage: Christian Ritual Between Liturgy and 'Topolatry'299
The Sanctity of Mount Herzl and Independence Day in Israel's Civil Religion317
A Rachel for Everyone: The Kinneret Cemetery as a Site of Civil Pilgrimage349
AppTranslation of the 29 line Rehob Inscription361
Maps and Illustrations364
Index of Names and Subjects369
Index of Ancient Sources374

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