Jews among Pagans and Christians: In the Roman Empire

Jews among Pagans and Christians: In the Roman Empire

by Judith Lieu
     
 

In the period of Roman domination there were communities of Jews, some still in Palestine, some dispersed in and around the Roman Empire; they had to face at first the world-wide power of the pagan Romans and later on the emergence of Christianity as an Empire-wide religion. How they coped with these dramatic changes and how they influenced the new forms of

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In the period of Roman domination there were communities of Jews, some still in Palestine, some dispersed in and around the Roman Empire; they had to face at first the world-wide power of the pagan Romans and later on the emergence of Christianity as an Empire-wide religion. How they coped with these dramatic changes and how they influenced the new forms of religious life that emerged in this period provide the main themes of The Jews Among Pagans and Christians. Essays by the leading scholars in the field together with the introduction by the editors, offer new approaches to understanding the role of Judaism and the pattern of religious interaction characteristic of the period.

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Scholars of ancient history, Jewish studies, and theology set out to redress the view of the Roman Empire from the narrow perspective of triumphant Christianity. The eight essays, from a series of seminars at the Institute of Classical Studies in London, discuss the Jewish diaspora in Roman lands, the pre-Christian Paul, religious plurality, and other topics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415114486
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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