Toward Judaism and Christianity: processes of separation

Ancient roots: Judaism and ancient Christianity | lecture series

Francoise Mirguet
Jess Schwartz Associate Professor of Hebrew and Near Eastern Cultures, Arizona State University

February 8 | 7 p.m

Different processes progressively enacted the separation between Judaism and Christianity. Far from being independent, fully formed entities from the start, Judaism and Christianity emerged through a dialogical process of differentiation and parallel formation. Explore topics such as circumcision, martyrdom, personified deity, and hostile rhetoric, and learn how communities — Jewish, Christian, and those on the margins — appropriated and reinterpreted previously co-existing practices and beliefs, to develop them into competing markers of identity.