This volume treats the interrelationship between Judaism and Christianity from the first centuries and into modern times, paying particular attention to these faiths’ social, cultural, and theological interactions. The issues covered range from the formation of Jewish and Christian ideology in the context of Roman paganism to the ways in which Christian culture and theology of the medieval and modern periods form a backdrop to the creation of Jewish identity. While the historical periods and issues discussed are diverse, the result is to suggest the importance of our recognizing the close development of Judaism and Christianity. Written by top scholars in Judaic and Christian studies, these essays reflect on how the two faiths related to and were shaped by each other as they evolved in shared historical and cultural contexts, even as each maintained its own distinctive ideologies and beliefs.
Judaism and Christianity
Marvin J. Heller
Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book addresses a variety of aspects of the early Hebrew book often treated in a cursory manner. The essays encompass book arts, printing-places and printers, and unusual book varia.
Steven Fine, Yeshiva University
Art, History and the Historiography of Judaism in the Greco-Roman World explores the complex interplay between visual culture, texts and their interpretations, arguing for an open-ended and self-aware approach to understanding Jewish culture from the first century CE through the rise of Islam.
Shai Secunda, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Steven Fine, Yeshiva University
Shoshannat Yaakov includes studies by leading scholars on Ancient Jewish and Iranian Studies and essays that combine both fields in the new discipline of Irano-Talmudica.
Edited by Elisheva Carlebach and Jacob J. Schacter
This work revisits the millennia-old Jewish-Christian encounter by providing a nuanced understanding of its challenges as well as presenting new perspectives on hitherto neglected areas of cultural, religious, and social interchange and influence.
Fook-Kong Wong and Dalia Yasharpour
This comprehensive textual treatment of the Kaifeng Passover Rite is a significant contribution to the ongoing discussion as to the Community’s origins in particular and to comparative Jewish liturgy in general.
edited by Debra Reed Blank
This edited collection honors Menahem Schmelzer's influence upon the field of Jewish liturgy. Three generations of scholars apply different analytical methods to varying texts and ritual occasions, providing an up-to-date picture of the field and its implications for related areas.
Barak S. Cohen
Drawing on the scholasticism of the Late Nehardean amoraim, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of their halakhic/legal methodology, identity and dating. This analysis contributes to the scientific approach of the Bavli, and allows a better understanding of the development of Jewish Law.
Edited by Steven Fine
This study of early Rabbinic texts provides fresh and fascinating insights into the attitudes of the Rabbis towards “outsiders.”
This volume deals with central issues of medieval Jewish philosophy. Among the subjects treated are divine immanence, the intellect, miracles, and esoteric writing and its limits. This work provides a new perspective on the history of Jewish philosophy in the Middle Ages.
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