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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This book should be required reading to any historian of religions and to anyone interested in Judaism and Christianity. Complexity within the Godhead was not a novelty within the New Testament.

Inanna rated it it was amazing Jun 13, The lines can be drawn, then, between those who believed in some form of the Logos some of whom believed in the particular form of the Logos known as Jesus and those that did not.

For Philo, the Word is both God, and with God. Mollie Bruno rated it really liked it Mar 09, In 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. Ahmed rated it really liked it Aug 19, All who would once have produced real dissension were now firmly out of the community, so within: But that goes more at his ideology than his history Ah, I’m a fool – as if they can be separated.

University of Pennsylvania Press, The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly defined break of a single entity into two separate religions. He also demonstrates that “both” “sides” ultimately do away with the Logos, the Rabbis by dissolving revelation in favor of disputation, and the Bishops by firming up the mysterious singularity of the Trinity, swallowing up the distinct Logos within a triune but still fundamentally singular God.

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His bold thesis will no doubt prove controversial and important. This book was received free of charge in exchange for an honest review. Border Lines By Daniel, Boyarin.

On a personal note, I think the notion of Logos Theology as present in earlier writings and certainly in Philo is incorrect. Prices do not include postage and handling if applicable.

Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

In the end, Judaism became something wholly other than Christianity, not simply in content, but in category. My dream version of this book would be about 50 pages shorter, with footnotes not endnotes about 50 percent longer.

Fabulous book for those interested in the parting of the ways. This would reduce the body text to about pages, which would save the book from reading like a crazy quilt looks.

The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity Divinations: He also provides an analysis for how it was adapted among the earliest followers of Yeshua. Thus, the pluralism that was allegedly present prior to Bboyarin, was dissolved under his labor.

No creasing to spine. What makes Biblio different? To be a Christian was to be a not-Jew.

Border Lines, Daniel Boyarin

In truth, it was quite a bit of work to get through this one. Thus, the accounts which implement Logos theology borfer the key to the “parting of ways” are mistaken.

Even before its subsequent division, certain beliefs and practices of this composite The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly defined break of a single entity into two separate religions.

The Secret Gospel of Thomas “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. Libes, it borde clear within the 2nd century that this became a major contention between Jews and Christians. Ria Christie Collections Condition: Some Thoughts on the Church of Israel.

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They were not simply identifying heresies and heretics, they were producing them. Sign up to receive offers and updates: Michelle rated it liked it Sep 24, Books by Daniel Boyarin. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Even before its subsequent division, certain beliefs and practices of this composite would have been identifiable pines Christian or Jewish.

Although he builds a strong case, there are also a few weak spots that can, however, be filled by additional support from the Second Temple period. This is not a minor omission from Border Lines, as dibbur is used of a hypostatic Word in a number of midrashim attributed to rabbis of the second through fifth centuries C.

The broad outline of the argument of this book is convincing. This is an older printing. The Logos of the Prologue [in John 1]—like the theological Logos in general. Other books in the series. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Book corners show some curl.

His bold thesis will no doubt prove controversial and important. This hermeneutical practice is founded on a theological notion of the oneness of Scripture as a self-interpreting text. Marco rated it really liked it Oct 20, Turning to Aramaic texts, Boyarin demonstrates that Logos theology is native to Judaism.

Boyarin approaches the phenomena as a post-colonial historian. Anyone interested in the origins of Christianity and its development into the Patristic era will, at some point, have bordre account borrder the parting of ways between Christianity and Judaism. He is the author of Dying for God: