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Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity

ISBN : 9780190912703

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Author: 
Matthew Thiessen
Pages
258 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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Matthew Thiessen offers a nuanced study of the nature of Jewish thought regarding Jewishness, circumcision, and conversion. Focusing on texts from the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Judaism, and early Christianity, he gives a compelling account of the varieties of Judaism from which the Christian movement arose.

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Abbreviations
Introduction
Part I: Genealogy and Circumcision in the Hebrew Bible
Chapter 1: Ishmael, Isaac, and Covenantal Circumcision in Genesis 17
Chapter 2: Uncircumcised and Circumcised Gentiles in the Hebrew Bible
Part II: Genealogy and Circumcision in Early Judaism and Christianity
Chapter 3: Eighth-Day Circumcision in Jubilees
Chapter 4: Jewishness as Genealogy in the Late Second Temple Period
Chapter 5: Jews, Gentiles, and Circumcision in Early Christianity
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography

About the author: 

Matthew Thiessen is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at McMaster University and the author of Paul and the Gentile Problem (OUP 2016).

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