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Author Richardson, Peter.

Title Law in Religious Communities in the Roman Period [electronic resource] : the Debate over Torah and Nomos in Post-Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity.

Imprint Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2006.

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Description 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents Contents; Contributors; Introduction; 1. Law and Religion: Origins and Present State; 2. Whence "The Torah" of Second Temple Judaism; 3. Torah, Nomos and Law; 4. Law, Grace and the "Soteriology" of Judaism; 5. Law and Christian Ethics; 6. Torah and Early Christian Groups; 7. Rivkin and Neusner on the Pharisees; 8. Sadducees and Halakah; 9. Torah and Nomos in Post-Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity; Index of Authors; Index of References.
Summary The role and function of law in religious communities in the Roman period-especially in Judaism-has been a key issue among scholars in recent years. This thought-provoking work is the first full-scale attempt to write a historical assessment of the scholarly debate concerning this question, focussing on two closely related religious communities, Judaism and Christianity. By juxtaposing the two religions, a clearer understanding of the developments with respect to torah and nomos in Judaism and early Christianity emerges. This insightful work, placing emphasis on the major figures and both t.
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Subject Christianity and law -- History.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism -- History.
Jewish law -- History.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity -- History.
Religion and law -- History.
Religious communities -- Rome -- History.
Religion.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History.
Added Author Westerholm, Stephen.
Baumgarten, Albert I.
Pettem, Michael.
Wassén, Cecilia.
Other Form: Print version: Richardson, Peter. Law in Religious Communities in the Roman Period : The Debate over Torah and Nomos in Post-Biblical Judaism and Early Christianity. Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2006 9780889202016
ISBN 9780889206328 (electronic bk.)
0889206325 (electronic bk.)