Jesus was born and died a Jew, as did (perhaps arguably) Paul. And yet, within a century after Paul’s death clear boundaries began to form between Judaism and Christianity. This course will look at the emergence of Christianity from its Jewish context and the ways in which Jews and Christians created their own distinctive identities in dialogue with each other.
We will look at questions such as:
- How did Christians treat Jewish law – that is, did you have to be a good Jew to be a good Christian?
- What did it mean to be a “Christian” in the first century CE?
- How did Jews talk about Christians as it was emerging?
- What role did Roman imperial power play in the development of both Judaism and Christianity? (Hint: A lot!)
We will also spend some time discussing recent developments in Jewish-Christian relations against this ancient background.
Class begins on October 16, 2017, and meets Mondays 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. for 11 sessions, through January 8, 2018.
For more information and to register, click “Go” or contact Sara Riedner Brown, Associate Director, Me’ah at 617-559-8708 or email@example.com.+ More... - Less...
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