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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Rereading Late Ancient Religion View table of contents Winner of the Award for Boyarn in the Historical Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism.

According to Boyarin, this construction of Jewish orthodoxy was in large part due to Justin’s production of Christian orthodoxy. 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 boyaarin and variably distributed.

Rereading Late Ancient Religion. All who would once have produced real dissension were now firmly out of the boeder, so within: Preview — Border Lines by Daniel Boyarin.

This was the portion I was especially looking forward to. Paperbackpages. No trivia or quizzes yet. He proposes that authorities on both sides sought to establish an artificial border, that when crossed, implied a clear departure from one community for another.

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Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

Sign In Register Help Cart. There were no characteristics or features that could be described as uniquely Jewish or Christian in late antiquity, Boyarin argues. Prices are subject to change without notice.

A decent book, no doubt, yet not likely one to which I will return often. The pluralism of late Judaism has been “remembered into” the history of the Rabbis.

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The terminology will likely be new for those who are unfamiliar with PC thought; it certainly was for me. Paul and the Politics of Identityand other books. The Ecumenical Factor Khurbinek: It is lucidly argued and densely supported. Demonstrating how Sophia wisdom became a personified midrashic tool to decipher other passages, he uses an illustration from Baruch 3: But that goes more at his ideology than his history Ah, I’m a fool – as if they can be separated. Boyarin demonstrates his scheme through charting boyqrin the history of Logos theology.

Boyarin does a great job connecting the Logos and Memra, and presenting an understanding of a binitarian theology that is firmly rooted in Jewish soil.

Aug 08, Laura Robinson rated it liked it. Log-in or create an account first! Return to Book Page. The game that the Christians had lured the Jews into playing, the game of “religion”, would ultimately be rejected by the Jewish community.


Trivia About Border Lines: Septian rated it liked it Jul 09, Aug 17, Karl Steel rated it liked it Lknes Mollie Bruno rated it really liked it Mar 09, This hermeneutical borcer is founded on a theological notion of the boorder of Scripture as a self-interpreting text. To be a Jew was no longer to hold to certain doctrine, rather it was to be a certain ethnicity.

Christianity began as a sect within Judaism – and continued so throughout the New Testament period. Thus, the pluralism that was allegedly present prior to Justin, was dissolved under his labor.

Border Lines, Daniel Boyarin

This doctrine was widely held by Jews in the pre-Christian era and after the beginnings of Christianity was widely held and widely contested in Christian circles. Yet the story does not end there.

His reading of the Talmud was impressive and rather persuasive, and he certainly made imaginative connections while maintaing credibility. In truth, it was quite a bit of work to get through this one.

The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity Divinations: Boyarin approaches the phenomena as a post-colonial historian.