By Paula Fredriksen
EPUB eISBN: 9780300172508
Original e-book (Hardcover w/ Doubleday): 2008
Electronic e-book (Along w/ Updated/Paperback edition): 2010
Now in paperback with a brand new postscript, this up-to-date variation of Paula Fredriksen's seriously acclaimed Augustine and the Jews strains the social and highbrow forces that ended in the improvement of Christian anti-Judaism and indicates how and why Augustine challenged this tradition.
Drawing us into the existence, instances, and considered Augustine of Hippo (396–430), Fredriksen makes a speciality of the interval of brilliant creativity that ended in his new realizing of Paul and to his nice vintage, The Confessions. She indicates how Augustine's fight to learn the Bible led him to a brand new theological imaginative and prescient, one who countered the anti-Judaism not just of his Manichaean competitors but in addition of his personal church. The Christian Empire, Augustine held, was once correct to prohibit paganism and to coerce heretics. however the resource of historical Jewish scripture and present Jewish perform, he argued, used to be the exact same as that of the recent testomony and of the church—namely, God himself. for that reason, he prompt, Jews have been to be left by myself. Conceived as a vividly unique technique to protect Christian principles approximately Jesus and in regards to the previous testomony, Augustine's theological innovation survived the cave in of the Western Roman Empire, and it eventually served to guard Jewish lives opposed to the brutality of medieval crusades.
Augustine and the Jews sheds new gentle at the origins of Christian anti-Semitism and, via Augustine, opens a course towards larger figuring out among of the world's nice religions.
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