A Holy People: Jewish And Christian Perspectives on by Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz

By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz

A Holy People investigates some of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their spiritual id, humans or neighborhood, as being holy. holding in brain that ancient experiences can provide foodstuff for proposal relating to modern matters, the learn deals a wide selection of essays, with regards to the biblical, patristic and medieval interval and particularly to the trendy interval. the most obvious query of many within the sleek international as to if the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ makes it possible for acknowledgement of genuine faith outdoors the personal non secular neighborhood, merits a good resolution and well-documented learn: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of energy, no matter if via rivalling teams in the spiritual group, by means of teams divided alongside gender strains, or at the point of territorial claims. it will likely be of unique value to students and normal readers attracted to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, historical past, political technological know-how, and masses extra.

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Wace and Blegen, Pottery as Evidence for Trade in the Aegean Bronze Age 1939 –1989, Amsterdam: American Schools of Classical Studies at Athens 1993. POST-BIBLICAL PERIOD A HOLY PEOPLE IN THE WINEPRESS: TREADING THE GRAPES AND HOLINESS Joshua Schwartz Bar-Ilan University, Israel Introduction The purpose of our study is to discuss winepress and treading motifs within the framework of holiness traditions in ancient Judaism and Christianity. e. the Judaeo-Christian polemic (Schwartz, 1993). While the present updated study will not ignore issues of polemics, its purpose is rather to trace the development of winepress and treading traditions within the greater theological realms of holiness and purity and to describe the place of these traditions within both Judaism and Christianity and the relationship between them.

E. upon the relationship between treader and treadee. In the winepress we shall find, for instance, the Gentiles, Jews or Christians, who sometimes may be defined as ‘holy people’, especially within the winepress. Among those who tread will be God, the Messiah, Angels and Israel. 1 It is also important to point out what we shall not do. Thus, we shall deal with grape, vine and vineyard traditions only in reference to the treading of grapes in the winepress. We make no attempt to deal with all vine and grape traditions in ancient Judaism and Christianity (see in general: Akpunonu 2004).

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