Download e-book for kindle: Ancient Jewish-Christian dialogues: Athanasius and by William Varner

By William Varner

ISBN-10: 0773461884

ISBN-13: 9780773461888

This paintings presents the texts and translations of 3 historic Jewish-Christian dialogues: The discussion of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (Greek, 4th c.); The discussion of Simon and Theophilus (Latin, fifth c.); and The discussion of Timothy and Aquila (Greek, sixth c.). this is often the 1st released translation of every of those texts. An creation discusses the context of those dialogues within the "Contra Judaeos" literature of the early church and in addition explores the query of whether they signify any real dialogue among Jews and Christians and in addition what reasons those dialogues served. cautious realization has been made to the dialogues' use of the Bible, in particular the previous testomony, in furthering the dialogue concerning the Messiah. To this finish a entire Scriptural Index encourages larger comparative learn of those dialogues. it's the translator's objective to show those works, which were the fear of a small circle of concentrated students, to a much wider scholarly viewers and to motivate better research of them and their function within the background of Jewish Christian relatives.

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