Item description for Jews and Christians: The Parting of the Ways, A.D. 70 to 135 : The Second Durham-Tubingen Research Symposium on Earliest Christianity and Judaism (Durham, September 1989 by James D. G. Dunn...
Overview This volume contains papers from the second Durham-Tubingen Research Symposium on Earliest Christianity and Judaism that help clarify the extent to which we can speak of the parting of the ways between Christianity and Judaism. Twelve internationally respected scholars carefully analyze the chief Jewish and Christian documents and traditions from the period A.D. 70-135, drawing out what they say about the mutual relations between early Christianity and Judaism and the light they shed on the diverging trajectories of these two major religious traditions.
Publishers Description This collection of learned essays helps to clarify the extent to which we can speak of the parting of the ways between Christianity and Judaism in the period spanned by two Jewish revolts against Rome. Twelve internationally respected scholars carefully analyze the chief Jewish and Christian documents and traditions relating to the period, drawing out their significance for the topic. The result is an integrated and comprehensive study of the diverging trajectories of Judaism and early Christianity. Contributors: Philip S. Alexander Neville Birdsall Andrew Chester James D. G. Dunn Martin Goodman Martin Hengel William Horbury Hermann Lichtenberger John McHugh Christopher Rowland Graham N. Stanton Peter Stuhlmacher
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Apr 7, 1999
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802844987 ISBN13 9780802844989
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More About James D. G. Dunn
James D. G. Dunn is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Durham University and one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the world today. His many other books include The Oral Gospel Tradition; Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels; The Theology of Paul the Apostle; and Jesus Remembered and Beginning from Jerusalem, volumes 1 and 2 of Christianity in the Making.
James D. G. Dunn currently resides in Durham. James D. G. Dunn was born in 1939 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Durham.
James D. G. Dunn has published or released items in the following series...
Christ and the Spirit
Christianity in the Making
Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation
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Valuable, Uneven Collection of Essays on Earliest Christianity and Judaism Apr 17, 2007
This collection of essays and papers by experts in the area of early Christian/middle Jewish history will be of interest to most students of the fascinating period during which there was a "parting of the ways" between the earliest Christians, many of whom were Jewish, and the descendants of Pharisaic Judaism in the post-Temple period (starting in AD 70) through the second rebellion of Bar Kochba in AD 135.
The papers deal with and analyze material from early Christianity including sacred writings (contrasting harsher polemical material in Matthew with more resigned, mature reflections in John, in turn compared with Pauline conclusions), Patristic apologetic material (including Clementine literature, Barnabas and Justin Martyr), Talmudic allusions to "minim" (heretics) and reactions to difficulties with what constituted proper synagogue worship, and other early Christian and Jewish sources (including Jewish pseudepigraphical writings).
The papers are of varying tenor, a few appear to be losely tied in with the "parting of the ways" theme, but overall the editor has chosen well and the collection will be of interest to the student of the period.
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