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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Marco rated it really liked it Oct 20, Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Historical Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism.

Although he builds a strong case, there are also a few weak spots that can, however, be filled by boredr support from the Second Temple period.

I don’t doubt its presence within the 1st century theological milieu, however, I do doubt its dominance.

His bold thesis will no doubt prove controversial and important. Has wear to the cover and pages.

Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity by Daniel Boyarin

This “parting of ways” was not a natural process determined by the difference of theology between the two entities. All who would once have produced real dissension were now firmly out of the community, so within: Preview — Border Lines by Daniel Boyarin.

What is unique about Philo is that his Logos theology is not just the Wisdom personified in the biblical text, and neither does it completely corroborate with Stoic or Platonic thought on the Logos. Find Rare Books Book Value. He describes Logos Theology as:. According to Boyarin, this construction of Jewish orthodoxy was in large part due to Justin’s production of Christian orthodoxy.


This apostolic succession was simultaneously being established within Christian circles at roughly the same time.

Paradoxically, however, the two communities evolved in surprisingly parallel ways. Boyarin does a great job connecting the Logos and Memra, and presenting an understanding of a binitarian theology that is firmly rooted in Jewish soil. No creasing to spine.

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The ultimate distinctions between Judaism and Christianity were imposed from above by “border-makers,” heresiologists anxious to construct a discrete identity for Christianity. Border Lines, Daniel Boyarin. I close with a few thoughts of my own. Aug 20, Roger Green rated it it was amazing. My dream version of this book would be about 50 pages shorter, with footnotes not endnotes about 50 percent longer. A decent book, no doubt, yet not likely one to which I will return pines.

Border Lines

This process of self-definition through othering is of course very familiar to anyone cognizant with postmodern philosophy; bordrr too are the continual exclusions through which identity establishes itself.

Constructing Early Christianity As the subtitle makes clear enough, Boyarin detects, not a peaceful, inevitable split between these two “religions”, but a partition – an enforced dissolution. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing.

Along the way, Boyarin demonstrates the first- and second-century muddling of “Jew” and “Christian” through analysis of Logos theology, the notion of a second, distinct hypostasis of God ditheism, more or less. The innovation is in the denial of a “parting of the ways” beforehand, but this too is not tied to Boyarin’s analysis. The Secret Gospel noyarin Thomas “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a botder potential in Jewish monotheism. Yet the story does not end there.


Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

Top page ends show some soiling. Used book in good condition. According to Boyaring, this Logos theology, which has often been considered the doctrine which demanded Christianity’s split away from Judaism, was not actually a Christian innovation.

What once had a lasting heritage in Judaism became a strictly Christian doctrine. I’d give this 5 stars if it were more efficiently written. A very nice copy. Additionally, within certain Wisdom texts, Proverbs 8 became important in the Jewish interpretive tradition of Genesis 1 ibid. Boyarin goes on to draw up the story of Judaism in the 6th century. 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.

It is the Word created at the beginning which creates everything else. For Philo, it appears the Logos is both bordrr part of God, and yet a separate being. However, upon the dubious? It is this popular notion of “parting ways” that Daniel Boyarin contests in his book, Border Lines: Anyone interested in the origins of Christianity and its development into the Patristic era will, at linws point, have to account for the parting of ways between Christianity and Judaism.