A House Divided: The Parting of the Ways Between Synagogue and Church

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Paulist Press, 1995 - Religion - 194 pages
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The Parting of the Ways between Synagogue and Church, Vincent Martin. Using the approach of the social sciences, this essay investigates the mutual adversarial character of Jewish/Christian relations at its source, the progressive and painful parting of the ways between Judaism and Apostolic Christianity during the first century.
 

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Contents

OUR COMMON HERITAGE
7
MUTUAL DISAPPOINTMENT
12
1 The Election of Israel
13
2 Messianism
15
3 The Messianism of Jesus of Nazareth
18
4 Jesus and the Common People
21
THE STORY OF A NO
26
1 The Authority of Jesus of Nazareth
27
THE ANGUISH OF THE JEWS
92
2 Particularism Negated by Universalism
96
3 The Law Challenged by the Spirit
98
4 Spiritual Rage
100
5 The Last Years of a Spiritual Warrior
105
SEQUEL TO THE CATASTROPHE
108
2 Centrality of Torah
110
3 The Parting of the Ways
111

2 The Pharisees Response
29
3 The Sadducees Response
33
IV THE STORY OF A YES
38
2 The Masters Teaching and His Expectations
40
3 The Road to Martyrdom
43
4 He Is Alive
45
5 Baptism with the Holy Spirit
48
6 The Nazareness
50
THE STORY OF A NO PART 2
54
2 The Common Peoples Attitude
56
3 The Pharisees Attitude
58
4 The Status of Jewish Christianity
61
JEWS AND GENTILES
63
2 Reaching Out to the Gentiles
65
3 Steps Conducive to a Gentile
66
SAULPAUL OF TARSUS
70
I The Future as Gods Kingdom
71
2 The Past as MessiahCentered
75
3 The Present as Life in the Spirit
79
4 Pauls Attitude Toward Judaism
82
5 Pauls Attitude Toward the Gentiles
86
4 The Demise of Jewish Christianity
114
THE BIRTH OF GENTILE CHRISTIANITY
119
2 A FadeOut in Messianism
121
3 Which Torah?
124
4 Which Messiah?
128
5 Which God?
133
MISTRUST AND ANIMOSITY
138
2 Loyalty to the Covenant
139
3 Monotheism in Jeopardy
145
4 The Anxiety of the Christians
149
5 The First Official Skirmish
152
SEPARATION BY MUTUAL CONSENT
158
2 Whose Bible?
161
3 Death of the Church of the Circumcision
162
4 The Lost Heritage
164
5 The Residue of Bitterness
170
A FINAL WORD
178
NOTES
182
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
185
INDEX
188
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