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The origins of anti-semitism : attitudes toward Judaism in pagan and Christian antiquity

Author: John G Gager
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1983.
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Examines the presence of anti-Semitism among the Greeks, Romans, and early Christians and argues that anti-Semitism was rare in the ancient world.
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Gager, John G.
Origins of anti-semitism.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)566050244
Online version:
Gager, John G.
Origins of anti-semitism.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1983
(OCoLC)607929436
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, l'apôtre saint; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G Gager
ISBN: 0195033167 9780195033168 0195036077 9780195036077
OCLC Number: 9112202
Description: viii, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Anti-Semitism and anti-Judaism : the modern debate. From Jules Isaac to Rosemary Ruether ; Consensus and crisis in the response to Ruether --
Judaism and Judaizing among Gentiles : attractions and reactions. The Greek and Roman encounter with Judaism : philosophy and politics ; The later Roman encounter with Judaism : philosophy and politics ; The later Roman encounter with Judaism : the politics of sympathy and conversion ; Against the stream : sympathy for Judaism in imperial Rome ; Roman policy toward Judaism and the rise of Christianity ; The dialogue of paganism with Judaism in late antiquity : philosophers and magicians --
Christianity, Israel, and the Torah. Judaizing and anti-Judaism in the Christian tradition ; Controversies and debates between Jews and Christians ; Anti-Judaism in the theological response to Marcion and the Christian Gnostics ; Paul's friends and enemies --
The case of Paul. On reinventing Paul ; Has Christ abrogated the Torah? Has God rejected his people? --
What circumstances gave rise to Paul's extended discussion of Israel, the Torah, and the Gentiles? --
What was the heart of Paul's argument with the Jews, his kinsmen by race?
Responsibility: John G. Gager.
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