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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The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity.

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

The pluralism of late Judaism has been “remembered into” the history of the Rabbis. Boyarin contends that this theological discourse served as the primary vehicle for establishing the difference between the two communities. Summary Obrder Reviews 0 Includes bibliographical references p.

I can’t say I particularly enjoyed it, however, it was definitely provocative and served as a good wake up to the importance of the 2nd century for Christian theological development. Rereading Late Ancient Religion View table of contents 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.

Yet the story does not end there.

Border Lines, Daniel Boyarin

Paul and the Politics of Identityand other books. Mollie Bruno rated it really liked it Mar 09, Boyarin shows that “Christianity” was basically another judaism sect, one that believed that the Logos incarnated as man. Along the linse, Boyarin demonstrates the first- and second-century muddling of “Jew” and “Christian” through analysis of Logos boyafin, the notion of a second, distinct hypostasis of God ditheism, more or less. He also provides an analysis for how it was adapted among the earliest followers of Yeshua.


The Partition of Judaeo-Chrstianity Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, This copy of Border Lines: Rather, it was a notion deeply embedded within the Judaism of the 2nd Temple period.

They were not simply identifying heresies and heretics, they were producing them. Although he builds a strong case, there are also a few weak spots that can, however, be filled by additional support from the Second Temple period. Thus, the accounts which implement Logos theology liness the key to the “parting of ways” are mistaken.

Border Lines

Michelle rated it liked it Sep 24, Any historical linse is an opportunity to dig up an underlying conspiracy. Boyarin’s obvious insinuation, although left out of this book, is that the 1st century functioned in the ancient worldview. 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.

Readers be warne Anyone interested in lnies origins of Christianity and its development into the Patristic era will, at some point, have to account for the parting of ways between Christianity and Judaism. No creasing to spine. Trivia About Border Lines: Open Preview See a Problem?


Following this model, there would have been one religion known as Judaism before the birth of Christ, which then took on a hybrid identity. It is lucidly argued and densely supported.

Boyarin thus manages to save Logos Jews from accusations of being Hellenized: The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly defined break of a single entity into two separate religions. In a fruitful career not yet nearly over, Border Linesthe culmination of many years of work, may well remain Daniel Boyarin’s masterpiece.

Judaism rejected its status as an orthodoxy, and became a reembedded religion. Many of the smaller arguments and sub-points will regretfully be unstated. This doctrine was widely held by Jews in the pre-Christian era and after the beginnings of Christianity was widely held and widely contested in Christian circles. It became an orthodoxy to which one must subscribe if he wishes to boredr his Jewish identity.