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Christianity, Judaism, and Other Greco-Roman Cults (4 vols.)

By Jacob Neusner / Wipf & Stock / 2004

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Overview

Bringing together scholarship from experts in the field of Judaic studies, including Helmut Koester, William R. Farmer, and George Wesley Buchanan, and celebrated Judiac scholar Jacob Neusner, this multi-volume work provides an extensive evaluation of the beliefs and practices of Judaism, Christianity, and ancient Greco-Roman religions in the Second Temple era. Drawing on each religion’s respective sacred texts, these contributors identify similarities and consider their differences. What emerges is a rich engagement with the socio-historical context of each religion and how their presence in Roman culture impacted each other.

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Key Features

  • Offers a comprehensive comparison of the beliefs and practices in Judaism, Christianity, and other ancient Greco-Roman religions
  • Gathers a wealth of research from renowned scholars of Judaic studies
  • Includes a general index and an index of biblical and Talmudic references

Product Details

  • Title: Christianity, Judaism, and Other Greco-Roman Cults
  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Volumes: 4
  • Pages: 1,084
  • Resource Type: Collected Essays
  • Topic: Judaica

Individual Titles

Christianity, Judaism and Other Greco-Roman Cults, Part 1: New Testament

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 342

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Part one of this collection provides a detailed study of themes within early Christianity and how they relate to Judaism and other Greco-Roman religions of that time period. With a particular focus on the New Testament, Neusner and contributing authors examine topics such as the Gospel story, damnation, and Johannine Christianity.

Christianity, Judaism and Other Greco-Roman Cults, Part 2: Early Christianity

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 236

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In part two Neusner and his colleagues study phases of early Christianity including such as sectarianism, the Temple, and the Torah in Greco-Roman Palestine, and early Christians in Asia Minor. The authors also focus on specific figures in early Christianity like Peter and his time in Rome.

Christianity, Judaism and Other Greco-Roman Cults, Part 3: Judaism Before 70

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 256

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This volume includes a compilation of essays from experts in Judaic studies involving such issues as the origins of Aramaic laws and the parallel between the Targum and the Dead Sea Scrolls. These essays attempt to draw connections among Judaism, Christianity, and ancient Greco-Roman religions. For example, in one essay, the author examines the multiform Jewish heritage of early Christianity.

Christianity, Judaism and Other Greco-Roman Cults, Part 4: Judaism After 70, Other Greco-Roman Cults, Bibliography

  • Editor: Jacob Neusner
  • Series: Studies in Judaism in Late Antiquity
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 250

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In this final volume, Neusner compiles essays on Jewish texts and traditions after 70 C.E. He takes a close look at the legal customs of that era’s leading rabbinic sages Joshua ben Hananiah, and includes essays on the belief systems of Zoroastrians and other Greco-Roman religions.

About Jacob Neusner

Jacob Neusner is research professor of theology and senior fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College.