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Formation of Christianity in Antioch A Social-Scientific Approach to the Separation Between Judaism and Christianity

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ISBN-10: 0415359597

ISBN-13: 9780415359597

Edition: 2003

Authors: Magnus Zetterholm

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How it was that 2nd century Christianity was transformed into a non-Jewish religion remains one of the major puzzles in the history of Western civilization. Zetterholm uses theoretical insights from the social sciences to deal with complex issues arising from the separation of Christianity & Judaism.
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Book details

List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.46" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Aim, Method and Perspectives
The Aim of the Study
The Basic Problem J. D. G. Dunn and the Partings of the Ways The Aim Specified
The Method and Perspectives of the Study
Models, Perspectives and the Question of Verification "The Truth Is Out There"
The Setting: Antioch-on-the-Orontes Introduction
A Short History of Antioch
The Foundation and Early Development of the City From Antiochus IV Epiphanes to Titus
The Social and Religious Life of Antioch
Antioch as a Graeco-Roman Polis Public and Private Worship Social Conditions in Antioch The Jewish Community in Antioch up to 66 c.e. The Origin of Jewish Presence in Antioch The Legal Status of the Jews of Antioch One Community
The Cultural and Religious Differentiation
Constructing Analytical Tools
A Theory of Religious Differentiation Religion and Value-Changing Processes Muslims and Religious Change in Modern Europe Pluralism and Religious Differentiation A Theory of Social Integration Variables of Assimilation The Process of Assimilation The Assimilation Profile Analysis
Groups and Factions Crossing the Boundaries
Evidence of Interaction
Introduction Riots and Reactions
The Incident at the Circus Antiochus, Titus and the Jews in Antioch
The Paradox of Attraction
Converts, Admirers and God-Fearers Ethics, Survival Rates and the Attraction of the Jews Jews, God-Fearers and Civic Authorities
The Incident at Antioch
The Scholarly Debate Purity and Tithing Circumcision and Table-Fellowship Critique and Revision Circumcision and Oathtaking Christian Identity The Need for a Different Approach Covenant and Conflict The Eschatological Status of Gentiles A Covenant for Gentiles? The Agreement at Jerusalem and the Apostolic Decree Who Ate With Whom
Politics and Persecution
Constructing Analytical Tools
A Theory of Social Movements Social Movements and Collective Action The Rationality of Social Behaviour The Origin of Social Movements The Mobilisation of Resources Social Movements and Social Conflict
The Call for Collective Action The Socio-Political Situation after the Jewish War Jews, Gentiles and the Fiscus Judaicus in Antioch The Rationality of Separation Christianity as a Social Movement Judaism, Christianity and Ignatius of AntiochResource Mobilisation and the Gospel of Matthew Federations and the Mission to the Jews Summary and Conclusion
Epilogue Summary and Implications
The Main Results of the Study Implications Bibliography Ancient Sources Modern Works Index
Index of Subject
Index of Passages