Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rethinking "The Parting of the Ways"

This one looks interesting, in today from Fortress (who also never send me books, by the way, just in case you were wondering):
Rethinking the “Parting of the Ways” Between Judaism and Christianity

MINNEAPOLIS (July 31, 2007)—For the last two decades historians have sought the decisive point in Roman antiquity at which the “parting of the ways” between early Judaism and Christianity was complete. The essays gathered in the newly released The Ways That Never Parted: Jews and Christians in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages challenge the assumption that any “parting” took place, arguing for ongoing relationships between Jews and Christians, in different and complex ways, for the first few centuries of the common era.

“A major paradigm shift in our understanding of the complex interactions between Jewish and Christian tradition. This outstanding collection, with its lucid and incisive introduction, offers students and scholars an exciting range of new approaches to the history of western culture.”

—Elaine Pagels, Harrington Professor of Religion, Princeton University

“The dramatic purge of the landscape of ancient religion that left Judaism and Christianity as lone survivors standing in the west did not come naturally, or easily, or quickly. The Ways That Never Parted opens important new lines of sight into a noisy, prolonged, and surprising history.”

—James J. O’Donnell, Professor of Classics, Georgetown University

Contributors include Adam H. Becker, Ra’anan S. Boustan (Abusch) Daniel Boyarin, Averil Cameron, David Frankfurter, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, E. Leigh Gibson, Martin Goodman, Andrew S. Jacobs, Naomi Koltun-Fromm, Robert A. Kraft, Simon R.F. Price, Annette Yoshiko Reed, Alison Salveson, Peter Schäfer, Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra, and Amram Tropp.

Adam H. Becker is Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at New York University and the author of The Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom: The School of Nisibis and the Development of Scholastic Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia (2006).

Annette Yoshiko Reed is Assistant Professor in Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity: The Reception of Enochic Literature (forthcoming), and coeditor of Heavenly Realms and Earthly Realities in Late Antique Religions (2004).

The Ways That Never Parted

Edited by Adam H. Becker and Annette Yoshiko Reed

Foreword by Martin Goodman, Simon Price, and Peter Schäfer

Format: 6” x 6”, Paperback, 424 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0-8006-6209-7

Price: $29.00/ CAN $35.00

Publisher: Fortress Press

Rights: Canada and USA

To order The Ways That Never Parted please call Fortress Press at 1-800-328-4648 or visit the Web site at www.augsburgfortress.org.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You realize this is a reprint of a Mohr Siebeck title originally published in 2003? From the article one would think it's a new book.