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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Boyarin demonstrates his scheme through charting out the history of Logos theology. For Justin, a Christian was one who held to Logos theology and a Jew was one who rejected it. November Copyright year: 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.

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. The work is intensely linex and innovative and is destined to take its proper place as a modern classic among Boyarin’s previous works.

Along with establishing paralleled apostolic successions, the concept of minut a close cognate to Christian heresy developed within Jewish thinking. I also think that he has overplayed the presence of Logos theology. Jan 30, Walker Wright rated it really liked it.


Erika rated it it was amazing Feb 11, This was academic and thus a slow read, but I can see why it is highly recommended. James Matiko rated it really liked it Jun 06, It is the Word created at the beginning which creates everything else. Yet the story does not end there.

Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing. Rereading Late Ancient Religion 1 – 10 of 39 books. Boyarin argues that Justin is not lies Jewish orthodoxy when he records their rejection of Logos, rather, he is constructing it. Log-in or create an account first! He does this by exploring the concept of Memra—a term used in Aramaic texts similar to the Byarin p. Want to Read saving….

Border Lines

He also provides an analysis for how it was adapted among the earliest followers of Yeshua. Books by Daniel Boyarin. Fabulous book for those interested in the parting of the ways.

By using the comment function on degruyter. In chapter 5, Boyarin explores how widespread Logos theology was within various streams of Judaism, both preceding and coinciding with the Rabbis, and how rich and vibrant it was. Boyarin did it right. Hybrids were deemed heretics. For Philo, the Word is both God, and with God. Used book in good condition.

Namely, the point in which it rejects the Christian innovation of orthodoxy. Inanna rated it it was amazing Jun 13, Rather, it seems this Word Philo describes is a new synthesis of all of the above.

Which, if I were to summarize, means that he walks into the past holding everyone suspect. In saying this, I am arguing.


Paradoxically, however, the two communities evolved in surprisingly parallel ways. This hermeneutical practice is founded on a theological notion of the oneness of Scripture as a self-interpreting text. Prices are subject to change without notice. Christianity set itself over against Judaism. He is the author of Dying for God: That lack seemed to be a major lacuna in this volume.

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. Free shipping for non-business customers when ordering books at De Gruyter Online. Border Lines By Daniel, Boyarin. Chapter 4 undertakes a close intertextual reading of the Prologue to the Gospel of John.

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They were not simply identifying heresies and heretics, they were producing them. The broad outline of the argument of this book is convincing. He is the author of Dying for God: This is as true for the newly born Christians as Nicea as it is for the newly born Jews in the Babylonian Talmud: His bold thesis will no doubt prove controversial and important. Likewise, his suspicion toward all the actors of antiquity is a bit exhausting.