Daniel Boyarin, Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity. (Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press. Border Lines has 88 ratings and 11 reviews. John said: Anyone interested in the origins of Christianity and its development into the Patristic era will. Michael Carden reviews Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity, In this book, Boyarin reads a range of Jewish and Christian texts from the early.

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This was academic and thus a slow read, but I can see why it is highly recommended. It was theology which unified, not common ancestry. Following this model, there bordre have been one religion known as Judaism before the birth of Christ, which then took on a hybrid identity. Paperbackpages.

I’d give this 5 stars if it were more efficiently written. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is married to Monique, a human rights attorney. The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity Divinations: Marco rated it really liked it Oct 20, Readers be warned, this is a rather complex work. It is also a significant contribution to our efforts to develop a mature Messianic Jewish understanding of the nature of God.

And not the kind of conspiracy that consists of bizarre, extraordinary events. Nathan Long rated it liked it Oct 30, Rather, Jesus-following Jews and Jews who did not follow Jesus lived on a cultural map in which beliefs, such as that in a second divine being, and practices, such as keeping kosher or maintaining the Sabbath, were widely and variably distributed. Boyarin repeats himself frequently; his paragraphs tend to be muddled, with key points buried in the middle and then raised again several pages later; he often engages with secondary sources in the body text rather than in the footnotes, where such disputes rightly belong.


The Partition of Judaeo-Chrstianity Philadelphia: Owners name stamped on flyleaf and page ends. Current articles “Salvation is from the Jews”: Prior to the ante-Nicene heresiologists, Judaism was a conglomerate of Judaisms – a coalition of sects, all under the umbrella of Judaism. Russell Books Ltd Condition: Rereading Late Ancient Religion.

The ultimate distinctions between Judaism and Christianity were imposed from above by “border-makers,” heresiologists anxious to construct a discrete identity for Christianity. Paul and the Politics of Identityand other books.

Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

Chapter 4 undertakes a close intertextual reading of the Prologue to the Gospel of John. However, upon the dubious?

Boyarin thus manages to save Logos Jews from accusations of being Hellenized: A respectful treatment of one another is important to us. Mollie Bruno rated it really liked it Mar 09, Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

The characteristic move that constructs what will become orthodox Christianity is, I think, the combination of Jewish messianic soteriology with equally Jewish Logos theology in the figure of Jesus. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Following this model, there would have been one religion known as Judaism before the birth of Christ, which then took on a hybrid identity. The innovation is in the denial of a “parting of the ways” beforehand, but this too is not tied to Boyarin’s analysis. Boyarin is a top scholar in Judeo-Christian studies, and his insights into the ancient vs.

Aug 20, Roger Green rated it it was amazing. My dream version of this book would be about 50 pages shorter, with footnotes not endnotes about 50 percent longer. Although it has serious problems of readability if you do not know enough about boreer period, Boyarin’s work is easily the most revolutionary thesis about the ‘parting of the ways’–between Judaism and Christianity–to come out in recent memory.

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Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity by Daniel Boyarin

According to Boyaring, this Logos theology, which has often been considered the doctrine which demanded Christianity’s split away from Judaism, was not actually a Christian innovation. Some Thoughts on the Church of Israel. This copy of Border Lines: The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly lknes break of a single entity into two separate religions. Michelle rated it liked it Sep 24, This book should be required reading to any historian of religions and to anyone interested in Judaism and Christianity.

Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online. In his reading of the Babylonian Talmud, the pluralism recorded is not historical to the Talmud’s references, but rather to the Talmud’s redactors. Return to Book Page. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Search the full text of this book: His bold thesis will no doubt prove controversial and important. Complexity within the Godhead was not a lnies within the New Testament.

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