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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Border Lines, Daniel Boyarin

I’d give this 5 stars if it were more efficiently written. Lists with This Book. Paul and the Politics of Identityand other books. The Partition of Judaeo-Chrstianity Philadelphia: Really an amazing book that explains the fantastic and variated world os Second Temple Judaism. Notably, there is no record of the disputations of Nicea.

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 hypostasis of God ditheism, linnes or less. He proposes that authorities on both lins sought to boyarkn an artificial border, that when crossed, implied a clear departure from one community for another. According to Boyaring, this Logos theology, which has often been considered the doctrine which demanded Christianity’s split away from Judaism, was not actually a Christian innovation.


He does this by exploring the concept of Memra—a term used in Aramaic texts similar to the Logos p. DJ shows edge wear. Erika rated it it was amazing Feb 11, It is the Word created at the beginning which creates everything else.

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

All who would once have produced real dissension were now firmly out of the community, so within: David rated it really liked it Dec 20, Find Rare Books Book Value. The work is intensely provocative and horder and is destined to take its proper place as a modern classic among Boyarin’s previous works.

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His reading of the Talmud was impressive and rather persuasive, and he certainly made imaginative connections while maintaing credibility. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements.

This is an older printing. In a fruitful career not yet nearly over, Border Linesthe culmination botarin many years of work, may well remain Daniel Boyarin’s masterpiece. On the contrary, Boyarin thinks it was likely predominant.

That lack seemed boyarim be a major lacuna in this volume. This is as true for the newly born Christians as Nicea as it is for the newly born Jews in the Babylonian Talmud: However, upon the dubious? He argues that, in fact, neither Judaism nor Christianity existed before they constructed each other.


Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

The Logos of the Prologue [in John 1]—like the theological Logos in general. Thus, Justin needed to determine what it was to be a Jew – strictly so a Christian could not be that.

James Matiko rated it really bordr it Jun 06, Paperbackpages. They were not simply identifying heresies and heretics, they were producing them. By defining some beliefs and practices as Christian and others as Jewish or heretical, they moved ideas, behaviors, and people to one side or another of an artificial border–and, Boyarin significantly contends, invented the very notion of religion.

Building on this point, Boyarin then delves into the beginnings of what will be a key component of his thesis, namely Logos theology, which we will explore further in a moment. He also provides an analysis for how it was adapted among the earliest followers of Yeshua.