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    Jewish and Christian Self-definition: Self-definition in the Graeco-Roman World v. 3 (Hardback) By (author) Ben F. Meyer, By (author) E. P. Sanders, Volume editor Ben F. Meyer, Volume editor E. P. Sanders

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    DescriptionThe series which this volume continues is an exploration of the way in which both Judaism and Christianity moved towards normative self-definition in the first centuries of the common era. Neither willingly settled for pluralism, but each chose a normative approach which determined what set of suppositions, values and practices would henceforward inform the corporate life of the group. Judaism became Rabbinic and Christianity Catholic. The first two volumes looked at Christianity and Judaism respectively; the third volume approaches the question of self-definition in a rather different way. When Judaism and Christianity were moving towards the mature normativeness epitomized in the Mishnah and the rabbinate and the New Testament and the episcopate, were they moving with the general tide of Hellenistic and Roman history, or against it? Was the direction of their development typical or idiosyncratic? Was its explanation to be found in the sphere of comprehensive social causes? Are persuasive analogies to be found in the history of the institutions of the Graeco-Roman world or in the native tendencies of Judaism and Christianity? These questions are tackled here in a rich collection of essays, which brings the main stage of the study as a whole to a fitting climax. A fourth and concluding volume is in preparation. Contributors are: Hans Dieter Betz, G. W. Bowersock, Walter Burkert, John M. Dillon, Albert Henrichs, Howard C. Kee, Abraham J. Malherbe, John M. Rist, Tran tam Tinh and Heinrich von Staden.


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    Title
    Jewish and Christian Self-definition: Self-definition in the Graeco-Roman World v. 3
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben F. Meyer, By (author) E. P. Sanders, Volume editor Ben F. Meyer, Volume editor E. P. Sanders
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 316
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780334008224
    ISBN 10: 0334008220
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000, REL040030
    DC19: 270.1
    DC22: 270
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRJ, QRAX
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    SCM PRESS
    Imprint name
    SCM PRESS
    Publication date
    02 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London