The Formation of Christianity in Antioch: A Social-Scientific Approach to the Separation between Judaism and Christianity

Synopsis

Magnus Zetterholm uses theoretical insights from the social sciences to deal with the complex issues raised by the parting of Judaism and Christianity, and the accompanying rise of Christian anti-Semitism in ancient Antioch.Unlike previous attempts to solve this problem have focused mainly on ideology, Zetterholm's excellent study emphasizes the interplay between sociological and ideological elements.For students of religious studies, classical studies, history and social scient, this will give leverage and knowldege in the pursuti of their course studies.