The 22 articles in this volume were presented at an international research conference on various aspects of the beginnings of Christianity conducted at the University of Tel Aviv and at Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi in Jerusalem. The articles, by prominent scholars in the field in the USA, Europe, and Israel, discuss subjects in methodology, emergent Christianity, Christian Messianology and its Jewish background, the relationship between early Christianity and Jewish society, Jewish law in the background of Christianity, the place of Judea in early Christian theory and practice, and the schism between early Christianity and Judaism.
The volume is an important contribution to our knowledge of this central period in the history of Christianity.
Year of Publication: 2005
Number of Pages: 389