Re: [XTalk] Anne Rice and the scholars
- John C. Poirier wrote:
>David Hindley wrote:I also question what the influence of the destruction of Jerusalem would
>>...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? And didn't the realia of the cult figure only
>very little, if at all, in Christian theology from the start? What sort of
>change should we expect?
>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.
>John C. Poirier
have been on the Christian communities in Asia Minor, which seems to
constitute the bulk of Christians at the time.
Baton Rouge, LA
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