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By Miriam S. Taylor

Opposed to the scholarly consensus that assumes early Christians have been considering a competition for converts with modern Jews, this publication exhibits that the objective of patristic writers used to be particularly a symbolic Judaism, and their target was once to outline theologically the younger church's id. In deciding upon and categorizing the hypotheses recommend through smooth students to protect their view of a Jewish-Christian "conflict," this ebook demonstrates how present theories have generated defective notions in regards to the perceptions and motivations of old Christians and Jews. past its relevance to scholars of the early church, this publication addresses the wider query of Christian accountability for contemporary anti-Semitism. It indicates how the point of interest on a supposedly social competition, obscures the intensity and disquieting nature of the connections among early anti-Judaism and Christian identification.

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