People often think of Christianity as a “daughter” religion of Judaism, breaking away from the earlier, more ancient religion in the first century CE to become its own, distinct religious identity. But is that a proper reading? Is it more accurate to see both Judaism and Christianity as denominations that arose contemporaneously in the first few hundred years of the common era?
Through the study of ancient texts, we will gain a more nuanced understanding of the early beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians and Jewish Christians. We will also explore how these groups eventually gave rise to two distinct religions and what this early history teaches us about contemporary intra-Jewish debates, radical theologies, and Jewish-Christian relations.
Me’ah Select classes are a 10-week, one semester, in-depth exploration of a specific theme, text, personality or slice of Jewish history using our outstanding Me’ah faculty from the greater Boston area. Participants gain a variety of perspectives on the topic area and gain an understanding of its significance in the past and its meaning for contemporary Jewish life.
Class begins on October 16, 2017 and meets Mondays 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., for 10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.+ More... - Less...
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