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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 : Yale University Press 2020.
Series: Synkrisis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When considering Jewish identity in Acts of the Apostles, scholars have often emphasized Jewish and Christian religious difference, an emphasis that masks the intersections of civic, ethnic, and religious identifications in antiquity. Christopher Stroup's innovative work explores the depiction of Jewish and Christian identity by analyzing ethnicity within a broader material and epigraphic context. Examining Acts  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Stroup
ISBN: 9780300247893 0300247893
OCLC Number: 1151894198
Description: 240 p.
Series Title: Synkrisis.
Responsibility: Christopher Stroup.

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When considering Jewish identity in Acts of the Apostles, scholars have often emphasized Jewish and Christian religious difference, an emphasis that masks the intersections of civic, ethnic, and religious identifications in antiquity. Christopher Stroup's innovative work explores the depiction of Jewish and Christian identity by analyzing ethnicity within a broader material and epigraphic context. Examining Acts through a new lens, he shows that the text presents Jews and Jewish identity in multiple, complex ways, in order to legitimate the Jewishness of Christians.

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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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