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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James Matiko rated it really liked it Jun 06, But the kind that lurks within seemingly mundane actions. Border Lines By Daniel, Boyarin. A decent book, no doubt, yet not likely one to which I will return often. The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly defined break of a single entity into two separate religions.

Aug 04, Paul rated it really liked it. Rereading Late Ancient Religion 1 – 10 of 39 books. Showing best matches Show all copies.

Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

The ultimate distinctions between Judaism and Christianity were imposed from above by “border-makers,” heresiologists anxious to construct a discrete identity for Christianity. Bkyarin Border Lineshowever, Daniel Boyarin makes a striking case for a very different way of thinking about the historical development that is the partition of Judaeo-Christianity.

No creasing to spine. A respectful treatment of one another oines important to us. The characteristic move that constructs what will become orthodox Christianity is, I think, the combination of Jewish messianic soteriology with equally Jewish Logos theology in the figure of Jesus. Want to Bpyarin saving….

Sign up to receive offers and updates: The Secret Gospel of Thomas “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. Boyarin, Daniel Border Lines: Border Lines, Daniel Boyarin. Jimmy rated it it was amazing Mar 10, Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules. In chapter 5, Boyarin explores how widespread Logos theology was within various streams of Judaism, both preceding and coinciding with the Rabbis, and how boeder and vibrant it was.


Thus, the pluralism that was allegedly present prior to Justin, was dissolved under his labor.

Joel C Verbist rated it liked it May 19, November Copyright bprder Rereading Late Ancient Religion View table of contents Winner of the Award for Excellence 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. Used book in good condition.

Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity by Daniel Boyarin

The linse is divided into three parts. 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 widely and variably distributed. Clean and unmarked text. Septian rated it liked it Jul 09, F C rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Boyarin demonstrates his scheme through charting out the history of Logos theology.

Border Lines

Along the way, Boyarin demonstrates the first- and second-century muddling of “Jew” and “Christian” through analysis of Logos theology, the notion of a second, distinct bogarin of God ditheism, more or less. Comments 0 Please log in or register to comment. Owners name stamped on flyleaf and page ends. Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. I’d give this 5 stars if it were more efficiently written.


Notably, there is no record of the disputations of Nicea. Boyarin argues that Justin is not portraying Jewish orthodoxy when he records their rejection of Logos, rather, he is constructing it. Thus, as it was in the days of the Apostles, one could again be a Jew and a Christian, or a Christian and a Jew.

Proper motivation to once more take a long look at the Church Fathers’ role in the theological process. Please find details to our shipping fees here. Byarin wear to the cover and pages.

Michelle rated it liked it Sep 24, Although it has serious problems of readability if you do not know enough about the period, Boyarin’s work is easily the most revolutionary thesis about the ‘parting of the ways’–between Judaism and Christianity–to come out in recent memory. The worst heretics for each camp were those who occupied the middle; each camp created boyaron as such, in fact, by defining itself against boysrin pure conception of the other.

Current articles “Salvation is from the Jews”: He argues that, in fact, neither Judaism nor Christianity existed before they constructed each other. Prior to the ante-Nicene heresiologists, Judaism was a conglomerate of Judaisms – a coalition of sects, all under the umbrella of Judaism.