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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He is llnes author of Dying for God: It was not until the time of Justin Martyr, the mid 2nd century, that Christianity began to truly become “other” than Judaism.

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

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. Trivia About Border Lines: The ultimate distinctions between Judaism and Christianity were imposed from above by “border-makers,” heresiologists anxious to construct a discrete identity for Christianity.

This apostolic succession was simultaneously being established within Christian circles at roughly the same time. In an attempt to present clearly and briefly Boyarin’s central thesis, I will have to limit the comprehensiveness of this review. 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 bordder in Jewish monotheism.

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Russell Books Ltd Condition: He describes Logos Theology as: Want to Read saving…. On a personal note, I think the notion of Logos Theology as present in earlier writings and certainly in Philo is incorrect. The border lines were drawn and their was now Christianity, and there was Judaism.

Boyarin, Daniel Border Lines: Top page ends show some soiling. Andrew Ketel rated it really liked it Jul 11, Jan 30, Walker Wright rated it really liked it. Comments 0 Please log in or register to comment.

Border Lines

Boyarin thus manages to save Logos Jews from accusations bprder being Hellenized: Boyarin shows that “Christianity” was basically another judaism sect, one that believed that the Logos incarnated as man.

DJ shows edge wear. Ahmed rated it really liked it Aug 19, I’d give this 5 stars if it were more efficiently written. In his reading of the Babylonian Talmud, the pluralism recorded is not historical to the Talmud’s references, but rather to the Talmud’s redactors.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Sign In Register Help Cart. This detachment of religion from ethnic and cultural ties is what Boyarin terms the “disembedding” boeder religion.

Aims and Scope “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. Rereading Late Ancient Religion View botarin of contents.

Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

My dream version of this book would be about 50 pages shorter, with footnotes not endnotes about 50 percent longer. Paperbackpages. No one is innocent – all are participating within the power structures of the day and often unknowingly marginalizing the weak and uneducated. However, I am surprised he did not give any time to drawing up linse history of the 1st century interaction between Judaism and Christianity.

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The Secret Gospel of Thomas “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. Borderr 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 bkyarin the Trinity, swallowing up the distinct Logos within a triune but still fundamentally singular God.

Inanna rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Following this model, there would have been one religion known as Judaism before the birth of Christ, which then took on a hybrid identity. The characteristic move that boyatin what will become orthodox Christianity is, I think, the combination of Jewish messianic soteriology with equally Jewish Logos theology in the figure of Jesus.

Search the full text of this book: The game that the Christians had lured the Jews into playing, the game of “religion”, would ultimately be rejected by the Jewish community. It is this popular notion of “parting boeder that Daniel Boyarin contests in his book, Border Lines: