Anti-Judaism in Early Christianity, Vol. 1: Paul and the Gospels (Studies in Christianity and Judaism) by Peter Richardson
English | Apr 30, 1986 | ISBN: 0889201676 | 232 Pages | PDF | 29 MB
The period since the close of World War II has been agonizingly introspective—not least because of the pain of reassessing Christianity’s attitude to Judaism. The early Christian materials have often been examined to assess their role in the long-standing negative attitude of Christians to Jews. The motivation for the early church’s sometimes harsh attitude was partly theological—it needed to define itself over against its parent—and partly sociological—it needed to make clear the line that divided the fledgling group of Christian believers fromt he group with which it was most likely to be confused.