Border Lines

"Encourages us to see historic Christianity as but one expression of a universalistic potential in Jewish monotheism. . . . In a fruitful career not yet nearly over, Border Lines, the culmination of many years of work, may well remain Daniel Boyarin's masterpiece."—Jack Miles, Commonweal

Border Lines
The Partition of Judaeo-Christianity

Daniel Boyarin

2004 | 392 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $26.50
History | Religion
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Table of Contents

Preface: Interrogate My Love
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1. Introduction

PART I. MAKING A DIFFERENCE: THE HERESIOLOGICAL BEGINNINGS OF CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM
Chapter 2. Justin's Dialogue with the Jews: The Beginnings of Orthodoxy
Chapter 3. Naturalizing the Border: Apostolic Succession in the Mishna

PART II. THE CRUCIFIXION OF THE LOGOS: HOW LOGOS THEOLOGY BECAME CHRISTIAN
Chapter 4. The Intertextual Birth of the Logos: The Prologue to John as a Jewish Midrash
Chapter 5. The Jewish Life of the Logos: Logos Theology in Pre- and Pararabbinic Judaism
Chapter 6. The Crucifixion of the Memra: How the Logos Became Christian

PART III. SPARKS OF THE LOGOS: HISTORICIZING RABBINIC RELIGION
Chapter 7. The Yavneh Legend of the Stammaim: On the Invention of the Rabbis in the Sixth Century
Chapter 8. "When the Kingdom Turned to Minut": The Christian Empire and the Rabbinic Refusal of Religion

Concluding Political Postscript: A Fragment

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments