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Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism by Daniel Boyarin

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Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism by Daniel Boyarin

Dying for God: Martyrdom and the Making of Christianity and Judaism (Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture) by Daniel Boyarin
English | Nov 1, 1999 | ISBN: 0804737045 | 268 Pages | PDF | 4 MB

Not long ago, everyone knew that Judaism came before Christianity. More recently, scholars have begun to recognize that the historical picture is quite a bit more complicated than that. In the Jewish world of the first century, many sects competed for the name of the true Israel and the true interpreter of the Torah—the Talmud itself speaks of seventy—and the form of Judaism that was to be the seedbed of what eventually became the Christian Church was but one of these many sects. Scholars have come to realize that we can and need to speak of a twin birth of Christianity and Judaism, not a genealogy in which one is parent to the other.