Jews and Christians

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 15, 2006 - Religion - 352 pages
Jewish-Christian contact and controversy were central to early Christian experience. An understanding of this interaction and its continuation over the centuries is also central to any true understanding of the history of Christianity and of the history of Judaism. The twelve chapters of this book deal especially with the interconnected subjects of polemic and biblical interpretation. Nine are concerned with the ancient world, beginning with post-exilic Jewish writing and the New Testament and going on to later pagan, Jewish and Christian controversies. Three concentrate on medieval and early modern Jewish controversies. William Horbury makes an important contribution to the understanding of abundant primary sources, both Jewish and Christian, which remain in large part under-explored.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Jewish Unity and the Benediction of the Minim
3
Jewish and Christian Polemic in Antiquity
14
Jews and Christians on the Bible
25
Early Christians on Jewish Prayer
36
Mediaeval and Early Modern Jewish Polemic
37
The Ancient World
43
Mediaeval and Early Modern Polemic
244
Bibliography
297
Index of References
313
Index of Authors
331
Index of Subjects
338
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William Horbury is Professor of Jewish and Early Christian Studies, University of Cambridge, UK.

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