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    DescriptionRedemption and Resistance brings together an eminent cast of contributors to provide a state-of-the-art discussion of Messianism as a topic of political and religious commitment and controversy. By surveying this motif over nearly a thousand years with the help of a focused historical and political searchlight, this volume is sure to break fresh ground. It will serve as an attractive contribution to the history of ancient Judaism and Christianity, of the complex and often problematic relationship between them, and of the conflicting loyalties their hopes for redemption created vis--vis a public order that was at first pagan and later Christian. Although each chapter is designed to stand on its own as an introduction to the topic at hand, the overall argument unfolds a coherent history. The first two parts, on pre-Christian Jewish and primitive Christian Messianism, set the stage by identifying two entities that in Part III are then addressed in the development of their explicit relationship in a Graeco-Roman world marked by violent persecution of Jewish and Christian hopes and loyalties. The story is then explored beyond the Constantinian turn and its abortive reversal under Julian, to the Christian Empire up to the rise of Islam.


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    Title
    Redemption and Resistance
    Subtitle
    The Messianic Hopes of Jews and Christians in Antiquity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Markus Bockmuehl, By (author) James Carleton Paget
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 410
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780567030443
    ISBN 10: 056703044X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HRC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
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    BIC subject category V2: HRJ, HRAF
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    Libri: I-RF
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    DC22: 296.336
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    BISAC V2.8: REL006000
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    LC classification: BM615 .R43 2009
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRJ, QRAF
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAE
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    T.& T.Clark Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Dr Markus Bockmuehl is Professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK. James Carleton Paget is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, UK.
    Review quote
    "'I hope this very readable and inspiring book will find its place as a standard work in every library and on the desk of all who are interested in the problems and history of Jewish Christian relations.' Martin Hengel, Emeritus Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism, University of Tubingen, Germany 'The volume's journey starts and ends in Jerusalem; on the way it traverses many different political, cultural and religious contexts in which Messianic ideas and concepts were articulated. In this way the extraordinary complexity and diversity if the various "Messianisms" is revealed.' Winrich Lohr, University of Heidelberg, Germany."
    Table of contents
    List of Contributors; Preface - Raphael Loewe; Introduction - Markus Bockmuehl & James Carleton Paget; 1. The Persian Period - Joachim Schaper; 2. The Hasmonaean Period - Jan Willem van Henten; 3. The Herodian Period - Sean Freyne; 4. Plutarch's Life of Numa: Some Observations on Graeco Roman 'Messianism' - Hans Dieter Betz; 5. Resistance and Redemption in the Jesus Tradition - Markus Bockmuehl; 6. Messianism and Christology: Mark, Matthew, Luke and Acts - Graham Stanton; 7. Messiah and Resistance in the Gospel and Epistles of John - Judith M. Lieu; 8. The Christ of Paul - Andrew Chester; 9. The Catholic Epistles and Hebrews - David G. Horrell; 10. The Apocalypse - Paul Spilsbury; 11. Messianism and Politics in the Land of Israel, 66-135 C.E. - Martin Goodman; 12. Jews and Christians in the Holy Land, 135-325 - Oskar Skarsaune; 13. Syria and Mesopotamia - Sebastian Brock; 14. Egypt - James Carleton Paget; 15. The West and North Africa - Wolfram Kinzig; 16. Material Remains - David Noy; 17. The Rabbis and Messianism - Philip S. Alexander; 18. Messianism in Ancient Bible Translations in Greek and Latin - Alison Salvesen; 19. Messianism in Ancient Bible Translations in Aramaic and Syriac -. Robert P. Gordon; 20. Jewish and Christian Messianic Hopes in pre-Christian Byzantium - Nicholas de Lange; 21. False Prophet, False Messiah and the Religious Scene in Seventh-Century Jerusalem - Guy G. Stroumsa; William Horbury's Publications; Works Cited.