Anziehung und Abstoßung 978-3-16-153990-9 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Peter Schäfer

Anziehung und Abstoßung

Juden und Christen in den ersten Jahrhunderten ihrer Begegnung
Hrsg. v. Jürgen Kampmann
Übers. v. Paul Silas Peterson

[Attraction and Repulsion. Jews and Christians in the First Centuries of Their Encounter.]

2015. 120 pages.

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Peter Schäfer shows in this gripping analysis of the written traditions and interpretations of the patriarch Enoch and the archangel Metatron just how attraction and repulsion between Judaism and Christianity took shape in the formative early centuries.
The question as to the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in the first centuries has long been answered, as a matter of course, with the explanation that a permanent boundary was drawn between the two at some point in the first or second century. The claim that such a demarcation of the two religions was established so early on has subsequently undergone critical revision because sources do actually indicate that this process took place over a much longer period of time. Indeed, the process has been shaped by the mutual refueling of arguments to such an extent that one has to speak of »the birth of Christianity from the spirit of Judaism« as much as of »the birth of Judaism from the spirit of Christianity«. Peter Schäfer shows in this gripping analysis of the written traditions and interpretations of the patriarch Enoch and the archangel Metatron just how attraction and repulsion between Judaism and Christianity took shape in the formative early centuries.
Authors/Editors

Peter Schäfer Geboren 1943; 1968 Promotion; 1973 Habilitation; 1983–2008 Professor für Judaistik an der Freien Universität Berlin; 1998–2013 Ronald O. Perelman Professor of Jewish Studies und Professor of Religion an der Princeton University; seit 2014 Direktor des Jüdischen Museums Berlin.

Jürgen Kampmann ist Professor für Kirchengeschichte an der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Tübingen.

Paul Silas Peterson Born 1979; theological studies in Portland, Edinburgh and Tübingen; Privatdozent Dr. theol., Protestant Faculty of Theology of the University of Tübingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: New Testament Abstracts — 59 (2015), S. 591
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 96 (2016), S. 331–332 (Ch. Grappe)
In: Bibel und Kirche — 2016, Heft 2, S. 113–114 (Matthias Blum)
In: Frankfurter Rundschau — 11. Februar 2016 (Dirk Pilz)
In: Bibliographie zur Symbolik, Ikonographie und Mythologie — 49 (2016), S. 117–118 (Stefan Otto)