The Jews Among Pagans and Christians
In the Roman Empire
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Jews Among Pagans and Christians by Judith Lieu
Book DescriptionIn the period of Roman domination there were communities of Jews, some still in Palestine, some dispersed in and around the Roman Empire; they had to face at first the world-wide power of the pagan Romans and later on the emergence of Christianity as an Empire-wide religion. How they coped with these dramatic changes and how they influenced the new forms of religious life that emerged in this period provide the main themes of The Jews Among Pagans and Christians. Essays by the leading scholars in the field together with the introduction by the editors, offer new approaches to understanding the role of Judaism and the pattern of religious interaction characteristic of the period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415114486
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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