Early Jewish Anti-Christian Rhetoric?
- Other than the birkat ha-minim (on which I find Kimelman persuasive)
and the Toledoth Yeshu, what would be our earliest Jewish anti-
Christian rhetoric in a *non-Christian* Jewish source (i.e., outside
Justin's Dialogue and Origen, Contra Celsus)?
Andrew T. Dolan
Religion and Classics
La Salle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141
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> Other than the birkat ha-minim (on which I find Kimelman
> and the Toledoth Yeshu, what would be our earliest Jewish anti-outside
> Christian rhetoric in a *non-Christian* Jewish source (i.e.,
> Justin's Dialogue and Origen, Contra Celsus)?Did you check Alan F. Segal's _Two Powers in Heaven_? It is a
fascinating survey of (among other things) anti-Christian and anti-
Gnostic rhetoric in the rabbinic literature.
- "Sacraments in John."
The abstract of Thyen's article (see below) promises a neat overview of
the state of the question -- however, I can't read German -- is there an
English article or book that would offer a similar overview? Who is
Klos? Does his way of organizing these differing views make sense to
others on the list? Suggestions for articles or books would be appreciated.
My question is prompted by Cullmann's book on worship in John -- which I
picked up at a book sale -- he's persuasive, but I would like to know
the wider context of the discussion
Erskine College and Seminary
Author: Thyen, Hartwig
Title: AUS DER LITERATUR ZUM JOHANNESEVANGELIUM (From the
Literature on the Gospel of John).
Journal: Theologische Rundschau
Page: 97 - 134
Description: Post-Bultmann contributions on
Johannine sacramental theology are discussed. While Lindars went
beyond Bultmann in demonstrating the anachronism of reading
Reformation sacramental theology into John, Klos has pointed out
five modern interpretative directions: (1) antisacramental
(Bornkamm, Schweizer), (2) spiritual (Barth, MacGregor), (3)
sacramental (Cullmann, Wilkins), (4) symbolic (Niewalda, Brown),
and critical-reserved (Barrett, Schnackenburg). This survey leads
to a review of the positions on the critical texts: John 6:51ff.,
3:1ff., 19:34f., 1 John 5:6 - 8, 20:19 - 23, and 13:1ff. To be