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Neither Jew nor Greek? : constructing early Christianity

Author: Judith Lieu
Publisher: Edinburgh ; New York : T & T Clark, 2002.
Series: Studies of the New Testament and its world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study, Judith Lieu explores the formation and shaping of early Christian identity within Judaism and within the wider Graeco-Roman world in the period before 200 C.E. Bringing to bear the latest analytical methods on her subject, she pays close attention to the way that literary texts presented early Christianity, combining this with interdisciplinary historical investigation and interaction with the most  Read more...
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Lieu, Judith.
Neither Jew nor Greek?
Edinburgh ; New York : T & T Clark, 2002
(OCoLC)606975299
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Lieu
ISBN: 0567089096 9780567089090
OCLC Number: 51194672
Description: xiii, 263 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Neither Jew nor Greek? Constructing early Christianity --
'The parting of the ways': theological construct or historical reality? --
Do God-fearers make good Christians? --
The race of the God-fearers --
Ignoring the competition --
The 'attraction of women' in/to early Judaism and Christianity: gender and the politics of conversion --
Circumcision, women, and salvation --
History and theology in Christian views of Judaism --
Accusations of Jewish persecution in early Christian sources and particular reference to Justin Martyr and the Martyrdom of Polycarp --
Reading in canon and community: Deut. 21.22-23, a test case for dialogue --
The forging of Christian identity and the Letter to Diognetus --
The New Testament and early Christian identity --
'I am a Christian': martyrdom and the beginning of 'Christian' identity.
Series Title: Studies of the New Testament and its world.
Responsibility: Judith Lieu.
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