Partings: How Judaism & Christianity Became Two
Edited by Hershel Shanks
416 pp., 8 pp. of color plates, 48 b&w illustrations,
13 color illustrations (all on color plates), 8 maps, Softcover
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The Parting of the Ways between Judaism and Christianity was not one, but many. It occurred in different ways in different places and in different times. Never before has this multi-faceted process been documented so engagingly and so authoritatively by so many eminent
scholars from the United States, England, Israel and elsewhere as in this new book from the Biblical Archaeology Society.
Anyone interested in this fascinating topic will find this carefully edited, insightful volume as engaging as a novel. Written by world authorities, it’s a unique resource easily understood by both the student and interested layperson. Just take a look at the chapter titles below and the famous authors who wrote them.
- I. The Jewish Jesus Movement
- II. From the Crucifixion to the End of the First Century
James D.G. Dunn
- III. The Godfearers: From the Gospels to Aphrodisias
- IV. The Christian Flight to Pella? The Archaeological Picture
- V. Parting in Palestine
- VI. Christianity in Antioch: Partings in Roman Syria
Annette Yoshiko Reed and Lily Vuong
- VII. Living Side by Side in Galilee
Eric M. Meyers
- VIII. Jews and Christians at Rome: An Early Parting of the Ways
Margaret H. Williams
- IX. Christianity’s Rise After Judaism’s Demise in Early Egypt
Robert A. Kraft and AnneMarie Luijendijk
- X. Ebionites and Nazoraeans: Christians or Jews?
Matt A. Jackson-McCabe
- XI. In Between: Jewish-Christians and the Curse of the Heretics
Shaye J.D. Cohen
- XII. The Complexities of Rejections and Attraction, Herein of Love and Hate
- XIII. From Sabbath to Sunday: Why, How and When?
Lawrence T. Geraty
- XIV. Social Organization and Parting in East and West
Arye Edrei and Doron Mendels
- XV. Did They Ever Part?
James H. Charlesworth