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Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Judaism and Christianity - Graham N. Stanton

Tolerance and Intolerance in Early Judaism and Christianity

By: Graham N. Stanton (Editor), Guy G. Stroumsa (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2006
ISBN: 9780521590372
Number Of Pages: 388

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The essays in this book consider issues of tolerance and intolerance faced by Jews and Christians between 200 BCE and 200 CE. Several essays are concerned with aspects of early Jewish-Christian relationships, several discuss ways Jews and Christians defined themselves against the pagan world, and several consider issues of tolerance that arose in rival groups within early Judaism and within early Christianity. The book derives from the first symposium in this field in which scholars from Israel and the UK shared, and is distinctive in its theme of perennial concern for humanity.

"...a new insight into an often discussed subject." Jewish Book World "The contributors and editors have succeeded in their goal of illuminating important facets of the ancient world with respect to their chosen topic." Jeffrey Trumbower, Journal of Early Christian Studies "...full of fresh insights, clearly and persuasively stated, and adhering to high standards of critical, balanced discourse." Louis H. Feldman, SHOFAR "The scholarship of the collection is quite sound. The volume is exceptionally valuable as an introduction to the interaction of identity-formation, deviancy-control, and social engineering in the ancient world with profound applicability to the contemporary scene." Ashland Theological Journal

List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Intolerance and martyrdom: from Socrates to Rabbi 'Aqiva Ithamar Gruenwald
The other in 1 and 2 Maccabees
The pursuit of the millennium in early Judaism
Conservative revolution? The intolerance innovations of Qumran
Who was considered an apostate in the Jewish Diaspora?
Why did Paul persecute the church?
Paul and the limits of tolerance
Philo's views on paganism
Co-existing with the enemy: Jews and pagans in the mishnah Moshe Halbertal
Tertullian on idolatry and the limits of tolerance
The threefold Christian anti-judaism
The intertextual polemic of the Markan vineyard parable
Jews and Jewish Christians in the land of Israel at the time of the Bar Kochba war, with special reference to the Apocalypse of Peter
The Nazoreans: living at the boundary of Judaism and Christianity
Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho: group boundaries, 'proselytes' and 'God-fearers'
Accusations of Jewish persecution in early Christian sources
The Church Fathers on Synagogue prayer and imprecations
Messianism, Torah and early Christian traditions
Jewish and Christian public ethics in the early Roman empire Markus Bockmuehl; Postscript
General bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521590372
ISBN-10: 052159037X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 31st March 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.74