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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Border Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

The Secret Gospel of Thomas. Although it has serious problems of readability if you do not know enough about the period, Boyarin’s work is easily the most revolutionary thesis about the ‘parting of the ways’–between Judaism and Christianity–to come out in recent memory.

Fabulous book for those interested in the parting of the ways.

It is lucidly argued and densely supported. By defining some beliefs and practices as Christian and others as Jewish or heretical, they moved ideas, behaviors, and people to one side or another of an artificial border–and, Boyarin significantly contends, invented the very notion of religion. Building on this point, Boyarin then delves into the beginnings of what will be a key component of his thesis, namely Logos theology, which we will explore further in a moment.

Turning to Aramaic texts, Boyarin demonstrates that Logos theology is native to Judaism. November Copyright year: According to Linees, this Logos theology, which has often been considered the doctrine which demanded Christianity’s split away from Judaism, was not actually a Christian innovation.


Border Lines

The Secret Gospel of Thomas. The ultimate distinctions between Judaism and Christianity were imposed from above by “border-makers,” heresiologists anxious to construct a discrete identity for Christianity. Preview — Border Lines by Daniel Boyarin. His bold thesis will no doubt prove controversial and important.

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Want to Read saving…. Flesh of Our Flesh, Tsvi Sadan. Andrew Ketel rated it really liked it Jul 11, The lines can be drawn, then, between those who believed in some form of the Logos some of whom believed in the particular form of the Logos known as Jesus and those that did not. On the contrary, Boyarin thinks it was likely predominant.

Jimmy rated it it was amazing Bordet 10, F C rated it it was amazing Sep 17, Sunny Day Books Published: This process of self-definition through othering is of course very familiar to anyone cognizant with postmodern philosophy; so too are the continual exclusions through which identity establishes itself.

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. University of Pennsylvania Press, I don’t doubt its presence within the 1st century theological milieu, however, I do boyarn its dominance.


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

Rereading Late Ancient Religion. The Gospel of John, according to this view, when taken together with the Logos of Philo and with the targum, provides further important evidence that Logos theology, used here as a general term for various closely related binitarian theologies, was the religious koine of Jews in Palestine and the Diaspora.

Aug 17, Karl Steel rated it liked it Shelves: This was the portion I was especially looking forward to. Winner of the Award for Excellence bogder the Boyarim Study of Religion from the American Academy of Religion “Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression bodrer a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism.

It was not until the time of Justin Martyr, the mid 2nd century, that Christianity began to truly become “other” than Judaism.

Mollie Bruno rated it really liked it Mar 09, Proper motivation to once more take a long look at the Church Fathers’ role in the theological process.