Related Strangers: Jews and Christians 70-170 C.E.

Related Strangers: Jews and Christians 70-170 C.E.

by Stephen Wilson (Editor)

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Overview

This book examines Jewish-Christian relations during one of the most formative but also most obscure centuries, when many of the features that have characterized the interaction of Jews and Christians down to this day were first formulated. Starting from incisive description of canonical and noncanonical literature of this period, Wilson clarifies perceptions of the different groups that were in dialogue and dispute.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800637330
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/2004
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen G. Wilson is Professor of Religion at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Table of Contents

Preface

Abbreviations of Modern Sources

Abbreviations of Ancient Sources

Introduction

THE POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXT

The Jewish Revolts and Their Consequences

Jews, Christians, and Roman Politics

The Jews in Roman Society

The Christians in Roman Society

Conclusion

JEWS AND JUDAISM IN THE CANONICAL NARRATIVES

Mark: The Shadow of War - Apocalypse and Crisis

Matthew: The Shadow of Yavneh - Authority and Praxis

Luke-Acts: The Shadow of Rome - Synagogue and State

John: The Shadow of Orthodoxy - From Messianism to Ditheism

Conclusion

APOCRYPHA

Christian Apocrypha

Christian Adaptations of Jewish Apocrypha

Conclusion

SUPERSESSION: HEBREWS AND BARNABAS

The Epistle to the Hebrews

The Epistle of Barnabas

Summary

JEWISH CHRISTIANS AND GENTILE JUDAIZERS

Jewish Christians

Gentile Judaizers

Conclusion

JEWISH REACTIONS TO CHRISTIANITY

Jewish Persecution of Christians

The Yavnean Sagas

Jewish Allusions to Jesus and Christians

Conclusion

GNOSTICS AND MARCIONITES

Gnosticism

Marcion

Conclusion

PATTERNS OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

Dependence and Independence in Early Christian Worship

From Sabbath to Sunday

From Passover to Easter

Melito's Paschal Homily

Summary

DIALOGUE AND DISPUTE: JUSTIN

Address

Main Themes

Background and Sources

Justin's Trypho and Celsus' Jew

Summary

AN OVERVIEW

Notes

Modern Author Index

Subject Index

Ancient Sources Index

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