This volume analyzes the emergence of Jewish and Christian discourses of a oereligious violencea within their Roman imperial context with an emphasis on the shared textual practices through which authoritative scriptural traditions were redeployed to represent, legitimate, and indeed sacralize violence.
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Ra'anan S. Boustan, Ph.D. (2004) in Religion, Princeton University, is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of History and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. His publications include From Martyr to Mystic: Rabbinic Martyrology and the Making of Merkavah Mysticism (Mohr-Siebeck, 2005). Alex P. Jassen, Ph.D. (2006) in Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University, is Assistant Professor of Early Judaism at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Mediating the Divine: Prophecy and Revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism (Brill, 2007), which won the 2009 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. Calvin J. Roetzel, Ph.D. (1967) in New Testament, Duke University, is Sundet Professor of New Testament and Christian Studies at the University of Minnesota. His scholarship on the Apostle Paul has enjoyed international acclaim, and his book Paul: The Man and the Myth was chosen by the Biblical Archaeological Society as the New Testament Book of the Year in 1999.
Contributors include: Alex P. Jassen, Kimberly B. Stratton, Calvin J. Roetzel, Jennifer A. Glancy, Shelley Matthews, Beth A. Berkowtiz, Margaret M. Mitchell, Ra'anan S. Boustan, Jan Willem van Henten.
"This small collection of articles is a needed addition to an important field of study."
Jason M. Zurawski, Henoch 33.2 (2011)
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