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The Resource Who made early Christianity? : the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul, John G. Gager

Who made early Christianity? : the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul, John G. Gager

Label
Who made early Christianity? : the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul
Title
Who made early Christianity?
Title remainder
the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul
Statement of responsibility
John G. Gager
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this historical and theological study, John G. Gager undermines the myth of the Apostle Paul's rejection of Judaism, conversion to Christianity, and founding of Christian anti-Judaism. He finds that the rise of Christianity occurred well after Paul's death and attributes the distortion of the Apostle's views to early and later Christians. Though Christian clerical elites ascribed a rejection-replacement theology to Paul's legend, Gager shows that the Apostle was considered a loyal Jew by many of his Jesus-believing contemporaries and that later Jewish and Muslim thinkers held the same view. He holds that one of the earliest misinterpretations of Paul was to name him the founder of Christianity, and in recent times numerous Jewish and Christian readers of Paul have moved beyond this understanding. Gager also finds that Judaism did not fade away after Paul's death but continued to appeal to both Christians and pagans for centuries. Jewish synagogues remained important religious and social institutions throughout the Mediterranean world. Making use of all possible literary and archaeological sources, including Muslim texts, Gager helps recover the long pre-history of a Jewish Paul, obscured by recent, negative portrayals of the Apostle, and recognizes the enduring bond between Jews and Christians that has influenced all aspects of Christianity. (Publisher)
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gager, John G
Dewey number
225.9/2
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BS2506.3
LC item number
.G34 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
American lectures on the history of religions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paul
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Judaism
  • Christianity
  • Paul
  • RELIGION
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Identification (Religion)
  • Interfaith relations
  • Judaism
  • Relations with Jews
Label
Who made early Christianity? : the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul, John G. Gager
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Was the Apostle to the Gentiles the father of Christian anti-Judaism? -- The Apostle Paul in Jewish eyes : heretic or hero? -- Let's meet downtown in the synagogue : four case studies -- Two stories of how early Christianity came to be -- Turning the world upside down : an ancient Jewish life of Jesus
Control code
908305641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539371
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/gage17404
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 788359
  • 3d2f9c6f-bfbd-48dd-8b3e-9488c06a1771
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908305641
Label
Who made early Christianity? : the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul, John G. Gager
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Was the Apostle to the Gentiles the father of Christian anti-Judaism? -- The Apostle Paul in Jewish eyes : heretic or hero? -- Let's meet downtown in the synagogue : four case studies -- Two stories of how early Christianity came to be -- Turning the world upside down : an ancient Jewish life of Jesus
Control code
908305641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (203 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231539371
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/gage17404
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 788359
  • 3d2f9c6f-bfbd-48dd-8b3e-9488c06a1771
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908305641

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