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Ignatius of Antioch and the parting of the ways
Thomas A. Robinson

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Ignatius of Antioch and the parting of the ways
early Jewish-Christian relations
by Thomas A. Robinson.

Published 2009 by Hendrickson Publishers, Inc. in Peabody, Mass .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Antioch : the city and its people
The city of Antioch
The founding of Seleucid Antioch
The booms and busts of Antioch
Roman Antioch
The population and cultural mix of Antioch
The religious milieu of Antioch
The Jews of Antioch
The status of Jews in Greek cities
Jewish religious scruples
The status of Jews in Antioch
Population shifts and immigrants in Antioch
General considerations
Jewish immigration
Non-Jewish immigration
Christian conversion in Antioch
Jews, nouveauJews, and near Jews
Proselytes (nouveau Jews)
The "God-fearers" (near Jews)
Antioch, anxiety, and religious conversion
Competition for converts
Christians in Antioch
Was theChristian church a Jewish synagogue?
Were there separate Christian assemblies in Antioch?
House-church units
Use of the term "Cristian"
Ignatius in antioch
Ignatius's church and the matthean community
Ignatius as bishop
Ignatius establish the office of Bishop in Antioch?
Ignatius and the Jews of Antioch
Glimpses of Ignatius's church life
The centuries after Ignatius
Ignatius lose control of the church in Antioch
Ignatius's opponents
The problem
Different heresies in different cities
Anti-docetic comments to judaizing churches
Ignatius's theological sensitivities
Different attitudes to the Jewish scriptures
Uncircumcised judaizers
So many Christianities, so few opponents
Another approach to Ignatius's opponents
Religious and ethnic tensions in Antioch
Ignatius and the climate of suspicion
Jewish-gentile tensions in Antioch
Maccabean influences
The Roman Civil War
The incident of Caesar's statue
Riots in Alexandria and edicts in Antioch
Accusations of a plot to burn Antioch
The request to expel the Jews
An atmosphere of distrust
Internal Jewish tensions in antioch
Jewish-Christian relations in Antioch
Evidence of tension and separation
Judaism's awareness of Christianity
The Jerusalem Council and innovations in Antioch
Muting the tension between Jews and Christians
Christian reflection on persecution and martyrdom
Ignatius's reflection on martyrdom
The Jewish roots of martyrdom
The religious test
The Christian evidence
Judaism and Ignatius's dilemma
The "peace" in Antioch
The traditional view
Harrison's study of Ignatius's vocabulary
Swartley's study of Ignatius's vocabulary
The cause of unworthiness
Unanswered questions
The appointment of a new bishop
Schism and the bishop's accountability
The schismatics' response to Ignatius in Antioch
The schismatics' response to Ignatius in Asia Minor
Ignatius's response to schismatics in Asia Minor
The Roman involvement
Was Ignatius the sole martyr?
Ignatius's stance in Asia Minor
The response to good news from Antioch
Ignatius's requests to the churches of Asia Minor
Ignatius's main concerns
A problem for the persecution thesis
Directions for future investigation
Boundaries, identity, and labels
The Ignatian boundary terms
Identifying Judaism and Christianity
Perspective 1: siblings
Perspective 2: subspecies
Perspective 3: Christianities and Judaisms
Perspective 4: fluid boundaries and flexible membership
Perspective 5: narrowing the labels
Perspective 6: elite labels
Perceptions : the essence of boundaries
The parting of the ways
Christianity : a special case
The burden of historical scholarship.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
BR1085.A58 R63 2009

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p. cm.

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