RE: [XTalk] Anne Rice and the scholars
- At 07:47 AM 11/3/2005, John C. Poirier wrote:
>David Hindley wrote:It also, as a result, changed the authority structure of Judaism. This was
> >...To be honest, the concept that the Jewish war fundamentally changed
> >Judaism but not Christianity, a Jewish sect, seems strange, so I am
> >inclined to agree with Rice here.
>I don't get this. Wasn't Judaism changed mostly with respect to its
>reliance on the Temple cult?
a huge change. The advent of Rabbinic Judaism could not happen until after
the destruction of the Temple.
> And didn't the realia of the cult figure onlyHa! But what do we know of "Christian theology from the start"? Mostly what
>very little, if at all, in Christian theology from the start?
we know is Pauline theology. But what about Jacobine theology (the theology
of James)? His vision of the place of Jerusalem was rather different from
Paul's, wasn't it? In the literature that survives, we have only a rather
biased sample of Christian theology.
> What sort of change should we expect?How do you know that? Would not the removal of James' seat of power had
>Furthermore, the destruction of the Temple unseated the Temple
>administration from its position of authority (although many of the priests
>competed in the resulting power scramble), but it would not have had such an
>effect on the Palestinian Christian community.
some effect on the Palestinian Christian Community?
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I assume you mean the url for the journal which I posted this am
Xtalk member, Lisbeth S. Fried's, new book is now available, The Priest and
the Great King: Temple-Palace Relations in the Persian Empire, together with
this review in Denver Journal.
Richard H. Anderson