Border Lines The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity (Hardcover)
|Author: Daniel Boyarin|
"Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. . . . In a fruitful career not yet nearly over, "Border Lines," the culmination of many years of work, may well remain Daniel Boyarin''s masterpiece."--Jack Miles, "Commonweal"
From the Publisher:
The historical separation between Judaism and Christianity is often figured as a clearly defined break of a single entity into two separate religions. Following this model, there would have been one religion known as Judaism before the birth of Christ, which then took on a hybrid identity. Even before its subsequent division, certain beliefs and practices of this composite would have been identifiable as Christian or Jewish.In Border Lines, however, Daniel Boyarin makes a striking case for a very different way of thinking about the historical development that is the partition of Judaeo-Christianity.