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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My dream version of this book would be about 50 pages shorter, with footnotes not endnotes about 50 percent longer. In an attempt to present clearly and briefly Boyarin’s central thesis, I will have to limit the comprehensiveness of this review.

He does this by exploring the concept of Memra—a term used in Aramaic texts similar to the Lones p. Boyarin’s obvious insinuation, although left out of this book, is that the 1st century functioned in the ancient worldview.

Thus, the accounts which implement Logos theology as the key to the “parting of ways” are mistaken.

Border Lines

It was theology which unified, not common ancestry. They were not simply identifying heresies and heretics, they were producing them. Boyarin is a top scholar in Judeo-Christian studies, and his insights into the ancient vs.

On the contrary, Boyarin thinks it was likely predominant. However, it is clear within the 2nd century that this became a major contention between Jews and Christians.


Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

He describes Logos Theology as: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The worst heretics for each camp were those who occupied the middle; each camp created itself as such, in fact, by defining itself against a pure conception of the other. His bold thesis will no doubt prove controversial and important. Aims and Scope “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. I think Boyarin has published an incredibly erudite and creative work.

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. User Account Log in Register Help. Some Thoughts on the Church of Israel.

But that goes more at his ideology than his history Ah, I’m a fool – as if they can be separated. It is the Word boyaarin at the beginning which creates everything else. Because Christianity had no specific geographic or ethnic qualities, she had to find here identity within beliefs.

Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online. Boyarin, in this limes, shows how the Judaism or better, Judaisms of the Second Temple period are different from rabbinic judaism and with many variations and sects. Justin, or at least those like him, is responsible for the removal of Logos theology from Judaism.

Sign up to receive offers and updates: Inanna rated it it was amazing Jun 13, There are no discussion topics on bordeer book yet. Rereading Late Ancient Religion. Rereading Late Ancient Religion 1 – 10 of 39 books. Building on this point, Boyarin then delves into the beginnings of what will be a borver component of his thesis, namely Logos theology, which we will explore further in a moment.


November Copyright year: Boyarin points to wisdom texts and hymns as aids in exploring this hypothesis further, noting that Philo identifies Sophia and Logos as a single entity.

Border Lines, Daniel Boyarin

Turning to Aramaic texts, Boyarin demonstrates that Logos theology is native to Judaism. 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. Boyarin shows that “Christianity” was basically another judaism sect, one that believed that the Logos incarnated as man.

So how did this come to be? To ask other readers questions about Boyxrin Linesplease sign up. This reading will bear out my conclusion that nothing in Logos theology as a doctrine of God indicates or even implies a particularly Christian as opposed to generally Jewish, including Christian kerygma. Lies terminology will likely be new for those who are unfamiliar with PC thought; it certainly was for me. The broad outline of the argument of this book is convincing. Readers be warned, this is a rather complex work.