By Peter Richardson, David Granskou
The interval because the shut of global struggle II has been agonizingly introspective—not least as a result of ache of reassessing Christianity’s perspective to Judaism. The early Christian fabrics have frequently been tested to evaluate their function within the long-standing detrimental perspective of Christians to Jews. the incentive for the early church’s occasionally harsh perspective used to be partially theological—it had to outline itself over opposed to its parent—and partially sociological—it had to clarify the road that divided the fledgling workforce of Christian believers fromt he workforce with which it used to be probably to be careworn. This number of experiences emphasizes the context and background of early Christianity in reconsidering the various vintage passages that experience contributed to the advance of anti-Judaism in Christianity. the amount opens with an essay that in actual fact delineates the country of the query of anti-Judaism in early Christianity. Then stick with discussions of particular passages within the writings of Paul in addition to the Gospels.
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Again, 1 Corinthians 12,13, and 14 are an example of the same phenomenon. Chapter 13 is a digression on the theme introduced in chapter 12, although this fact is frequently missed. Chapter 14 is clearly a return to the subject matter of chapter 12, but from a different point of view. Now let us turn to 1 Thess. 2:13-16. The similarity between this passage and 1 Thess. 1:2-10 was noted by both Eckart and Pearson, and was taken as evidence for considering the latter passage an interpolation. C. H u r d , "Concerning the Structure of 1 Thessalonians," an unpublished p a p e r lor the Paul Seminar o f ' t h e SBL, Los Angeles, 1-5 September 1972.
According to our text the Jews displease God because they killed the prophets and the Lord Jesus. They "oppose all men"—a common anti-Semitic slogan. Paul used this epithet, however, in a theological way: they oppose the Gentiles by hindering Paul in his apostolic mission to bring to them God's Faul Ahead of His l ime: 1 Thess. 2:13-16 35 message of salvation. The "measure" of sins to be attributed to the Gentiles did not need rehearsal; for the Jews it was their attempt to frustrate God's plan of salvation which would serve to justify their condemnation in the apocalyptic Day.
Klein, e d J u d e n t u m und Christentum; Lebendiges Zeugnis 32/1-2 (Paderborn: Bonifatius-Einigung, 1977). R. , Arbeitsbuch "Christen und /uden/' Zur Studie des Rates der Evangelischen Kirche in Deutschland (Gütersloh: Mohn,1979). ) ]. Klausner, Jesus of Nazareth (London: George Allen, 1929); 1 he Messianic Idea in Israel, 3 vols, from 19(19-23. D. Flusser, Jesus, first published in German in 1968, went through many editions and translations. Very poorly translated into English (New York: H e r d e r and Herder, 1969), it is now unfortunately out of print.
Anti-Judaism in Early Christianity: Volume 1: Paul and the Gospels (Studies in Christianity and Judaism) by Peter Richardson, David Granskou