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Reshaping Identities in Late Antique Syria-Mesopotamia


Christian and Jewish Hermeneutics and Narrative Strategies


By Aryeh Kofsky & Serge Ruzer; In Collaboration With Reuven Kiperwasser
This volume presents case studies of the phenomena that contributed to group identity in late antique Syria-Mesopotamia, in particular traditions reflecting interactions between Judaism and Christianity, among various Christian groups, and among other religious traditions of late antiquity (such as Zoroastrianism or 'paganism'). By studying Christian, Jewish and other sources that deal with the establishment, modification and deletion of boundaries, the authors seek to create a frame of reference that will in turn explain and contextualise the existing evidence concerning communication and interaction between highly diverse groups in Late Antiquity.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0590-4
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Judaism in Context 19
Publication Date: Jun 9,2016
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 276
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0590-4
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This volume presents case studies of the phenomena that contributed to group identity in late antique Syria-Mesopotamia, in particular traditions reflecting interactions between Judaism and Christianity, among various Christian groups, and among other religious traditions of late antiquity (such as Zoroastrianism or 'paganism'). By studying Christian, Jewish and other sources that deal with the establishment, modification and deletion of boundaries, the authors seek to create a frame of reference that will in turn explain and contextualise the existing evidence concerning communication and interaction between highly diverse groups in Late Antiquity.

This volume presents case studies of the phenomena that contributed to group identity in late antique Syria-Mesopotamia, in particular traditions reflecting interactions between Judaism and Christianity, among various Christian groups, and among other religious traditions of late antiquity (such as Zoroastrianism or 'paganism'). By studying Christian, Jewish and other sources that deal with the establishment, modification and deletion of boundaries, the authors seek to create a frame of reference that will in turn explain and contextualise the existing evidence concerning communication and interaction between highly diverse groups in Late Antiquity.

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Serge Ruzer

Aryeh Kofsky

Reuven Kiperwasser

  • Table of Contents (page 7)
  • Preface (page 9)
  • Introduction (page 11)
  • Part 1: Theodore of Mopsuestia and the Greek-Syriac Divide of Syrian Christianity (page 37)
    • Chapter One: Transformed Christology in Response to Crises (page 39)
    • Chapter Two: Progressive Revelation and Human Development in Christ (page 67)
    • Chapter Three: Anthropolgy and Soteriology (page 91)
    • Chapter Four: On Jews and Judaism (page 113)
  • Part 2: Syriac Christians and Jews in a Syro-Mesopotamian Cultural Setting (page 131)
    • Chapter Five: Syriac and Rabbinic Narratives on Zoroastrian Oral Culture: The Case of a Persian Convert (page 133)
    • Chapter Six: Broader Cultural Patterns in Jewish and Christian Discourse (page 173)
    • Chapter Seven: Competition for Sacred Space: Barsauma's Vita and Rabbinic Traditions (page 191)
  • Conclusion (page 227)
  • Bibliography (page 235)
  • Index (page 267)
    • Index of Names and Subjects (page 267)
    • Index of Biblical Verses (page 274)
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