The Christians who became Jews : Acts of the Apostles and ethnicity in the Roman city (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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The Christians who became Jews : Acts of the Apostles and ethnicity in the Roman city

Author: Christopher Stroup
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Synkrisis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The author compares the depiction of Jewish and Christian identity in the Acts of the Apostles with portrayals of civic identity in contemporaneous material and epigraphic remains to demonstrate how the author of Acts identifies Christians with Jewish associations and legitimates an idealized image of Christian gatherings in ways similar to elite negotiations of civic identity. This study provides a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Stroup
ISBN: 9780300247893 0300247893
OCLC Number: 1121604450
Language Note: Text in English with some ancient Greek.
Description: xiii, 220 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Jews and Christians in the polis --
Recontextualizing Acts : religious, ethnic, and civic identity --
Collecting Ethne in Aphrodisias and Acts 2:5-13 --
The Jerusalem Council and the foundation of Salutaris --
Moving through the polis, asserting Christian Jewishness.
Series Title: Synkrisis.
Responsibility: Christopher Stroup.

Abstract:

"The author compares the depiction of Jewish and Christian identity in the Acts of the Apostles with portrayals of civic identity in contemporaneous material and epigraphic remains to demonstrate how the author of Acts identifies Christians with Jewish associations and legitimates an idealized image of Christian gatherings in ways similar to elite negotiations of civic identity. This study provides a recontextualization of Acts and its depiction of Jewish identity within larger Roman era discourses that configured the relations between gods and humans along ancestral and civic lines"--

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"If ancient gods and humans formed family groups, what did it mean for non-Jews to make an exclusive commitment to the god of Israel? Reading Acts with this question in mind, Christopher Stroup Read more...

 
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