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The Ways That Never Parted: Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

The Ways That Never Parted

Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Adam H. Becker (Editor), Annette Yoshiko Reed (Editor), Martin Goodman (Foreword by), Simon Price (Foreword by), Peter Schafer (Foreword by)

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In this first paperback edition of a volume originally published by Mohr Siebeck in 2003, stellar international scholars question whether there in fact was a "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity. Includes a new preface by the editors discussing scholarship since 2003.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800662097
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 424
  • Publication Date June 29, 2007

Endorsements

"The Ways That Never Parted marks a major paradigm shift in our understanding of the complex interactions between Jewish and Christian tradition. This outstanding collection, with its lucid and incisive introduction, offers students and scholars an exciting range of new approaches to the history of western culture."
– Elaine Pagels, Harrington Professor of Religion, Princeton University

"A remarkably original and exciting approach to the beginnings of both Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. Rather than Christianity emerging as a repudiation of Judaism, this book demonstrates that both religions took shape during the same era, influencing one another through close contacts, and that only after 400 C.E. can we speak of two separate religions."
– Susannah Heschel, author of Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus

"The dramatic purge of the landscape of ancient religion that left Judaism and Christianity as lone survivors standing in the west did not come naturally, or easily, or quickly. The Ways That Never Parted opens important new lines of sight into a noisy, prolonged, and surprising history."
– James J. O'Donnell, Professor of Classics, Georgetown University

Reviews

"The Ways That Never Parted: Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, edited by Adam H. Becker and Annette Yoshiko Reed is a collection of essays by 17 Christian and Jewish scholars which grew out of a collaborative effort of the Princeton and Oxford Universities Research Partnership. Essentially the essays contribute to a body of work that argues whether Jewish and Christian identities ever 'parted ways.' It is an intriguing investigation that takes a multidisciplinary methodology including historical, literary, textual, and cultural approaches. A challenging and rigorous volume."
— National Federated Priests' Council This Week

"Christian and Jewish scholars which grew out of a collaborative effort of the Princeton and Oxford Universities Research Partnership. Essentially the essays contribute to a body of work that argues whether Jewish and Christian identities ever 'parted ways.' It is an intriguing investigation that takes a multidisciplinary methodology including historical, literary, textual, and cultural approaches. A challenging and rigorous volume."
— edited by Adam H. Becker and Annette Yoshiko Reed, National Federation of Priests' Councils – 'This Week', 8/12/07

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