When Judaism and Christianity Began (2 vols)

Essays in Memory of Anthony J. Saldarini


In these volumes, top scholars in the study of religion celebrate the enduring heritage in learning bequeathed to coming generations by Anthony J. Saldarini (1941-2001). Twenty-nine commemorative essays focus on the topical areas of formative Christianity and Judaism to which Dr. Saldarini devoted his efforts: earliest Christianity, with special attention to the Gospels; Judaism in late antiquity; and the interchange between Judaism and Christianity then and now. So too the disciplines represented in these pages match his history (including archaeology), literature, religion, and theology. Recognizing the standards of learning set by Dr. Saldarini in all of these areas, the colleagues represented in these volumes memorialize him by following in the model he set, of meeting the highest standards of the diverse fields that intersect in the study of Judaic and Christian antiquity.

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Jacob Neusner is Research Professor of Religion and Theology and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. Daniel Harrington, S.J., is Professor of New Testament at Weston Jesuit School of Theology.
VOLUME ONE Preface A Biographical Sketch, Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Bibliography of Works by Anthony J. Saldarini CHRISTIANITY IN THE BEGINNING Matthew 21:12: Trading Words, Turning the Tables, Timing the End, Herbert W. Basser James and the (Christian) Pharisees, Bruce Chilton A “Mother of Sons” in Israel and in Matthew’s Jewish-Christian Community, Lisa Sowle Cahill Abraham in Marcion’s Gospel and Epistles: Marcion and the Jews, John J. Clabeaux Targumizing Tendencies in Matthean Redaction, Craig A. Evans The Pharisees and Jesus in Galilee and Q, Richard A. Horsley From the Birth of Jesus to the Resurrection: Women in the Gospel of Matthew, Thomas R.W. Longstaff John the Baptist and Jesus, Joel Marcus Deception, Ambiguity, and Revelation: Matthew’s Judgmental Scenes in Social-Science Perspective, Jerome H. Neyrey Antioch’s Aftershocks: Rereading Galatians and Matthew after Saldarini, Robert M. Price Methodological Reflections on the Tax Collectors in the Gospels, Lawrence M. Wills JUDAISM BEFORE 70 The Pharisees and the Mishnaic Division of Agriculture before 70 c.e., Alan J. Avery Peck The Importance of the Iturean Principality according to Josephus and His Contemporaries, J. Andrew Overman Pesher Nahum and Josephus, James C. VanderKam VOLUME TWO JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE BEGINNING The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Scrolls, Harold W. Atridge How Jewish Was Mark’s Gospel?, Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. The Legal Nature of Papyrus Yadin 19 and Galatians 3:15, Timothy H. Lim The Jewishness of Matthew: Another Look, Frederick J. Murphy The New Testament and the House of Shammai, John Townsend JUDAISM FROM 70 Early Rabbinic Liturgy in Its Palestinian Milieu: Did Non-Rabbis Know the 'Amidah?, Ruth Langer What Use Attributions? An Open Question in the Study of Rabbinic Literature, Jacob Neusner Midrash and the Rabbinic Sermon, Gary Porton Archaeology and Ancient Synagogues up to about 200 c.e., James F. Strange How Society Shaped the Liturgy of the Scribes, Priests, and Rabbis, Tzvee Zahavy JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY TODAY Matthew’s Christian-Jewish Community and Interreligious Encounter Today, Francis X. Clooney, S.J. Judaism and Christianity: The Parting of the Ways, Alan D. Crown Actualizing Matthean Christology in a Post-Supersessionist Church, Philip A. Cunningham Realistic Expectations: The Limits of Theological Negotiation, William Scott Green How to Read Scriptures for Religious Truth, Robert Cummings Neville