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Jewish Christianity : the making of the Christianity-Judaism divide

Author: Matt Jackson-McCabe
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2020]
Series: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For hundreds of years, historians have been asking fundamental questions about the separation of Christianity from Judaism in antiquity. Matt Jackson-McCabe argues provocatively that the concept "Jewish Christianity," which has been central to scholarly reconstructions, represents an enduring legacy of Christian apologetics. Freethinkers of the English Enlightenment created this category as a means of isolating a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Jackson-McCabe
ISBN: 9780300180138 0300180136
OCLC Number: 1121602153
Description: xii, 313 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The invention of Jewish Christianity : from Early Christian heresiology to John Toland's Nazarenus --
Jewish Christianity, Pauline Christianity, and the critical study of the New Testament: Thomas Morgan and F.C. Baur --
Apostolic vs. Judaizing Jewish Christianity : the reclamation of apostolic authority in post-Baur scholarship --
The legacy of Christian apologetics in post-Holocaust scholarship : Jean Daniélou, Marcel Simon, and the problem of definition --
Problems and prospects : Jewish Christianity and identity in contemporary discussion --
Beyond Jewish Christianity: ancient social taxonomies and the Christianity-Judaism divide.
Series Title: Anchor Yale Bible reference library.
Responsibility: Matt Jackson-McCabe.

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"For hundreds of years, historians have been asking fundamental questions about the separation of Christianity from Judaism in antiquity. Matt Jackson-McCabe argues provocatively that the concept "Jewish Christianity," which has been central to scholarly reconstructions, represents an enduring legacy of Christian apologetics. Freethinkers of the English Enlightenment created this category as a means of isolating a distinctly Christian religion from what otherwise appeared to be the Jewish culture of Jesus and the apostles. Tracing the development of this patently modern concept of a Jewish Christianity from its origins to early twenty-first-century scholarship, Jackson-McCabe shows how a category that began as a way to reimagine the apologetic notion of an authoritative "original Christianity" continues to cause problems in the contemporary study of Jewish and Christian antiquity. He draws on promising new approaches to Christianity and Judaism as socially constructed terms of identity to argue that historians would do better to leave the concept of Jewish Christianity behind."--

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"Through an incisive and critical analysis of the history of the concept of 'Jewish Christianity,' Matt Jackson-McCabe shows persuasively how abandoning the concept enables different voices and Read more...

 
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