Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Alkier and Leppin (eds.), Juden – Heiden – Christen?

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Juden – Heiden – Christen? Religiöse Inklusionen und Exklusionen im Römischen Kleinasien bis Decius. Hrsg. v. Stefan Alkier u. Hartmut Leppin. [Jews – Gentiles – Christians? Religious Inclusion and Exclusion in Roman Asia Minor up to Decius.] 2018. VI, 453 pages. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 400. 149,00 €. cloth. ISBN 978-3-16-153706-6.
Published in German.
The triad of Jews, gentiles and Christians seems clearly arranged in the religious world of the Roman Empire. However, a closer look shows that this is too simple a model in that it neither does justice to the diverse descriptions of these groups or those of others, nor to their respective concepts of identity or the varying mechanisms of inclusions and exclusions. This volume illustrates this by way of interdisciplinary individual studies on Asia Minor, but also through conceptional considerations. In summary, the editors offer new terminology suggestions.

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