Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference

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University of Pennsylvania Press, May 28, 2012 - Religion - 320 pages
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This first full-length study of Jesus' circumcision reimagines the language of difference and identity in early Christianity. From his earliest appearance in the Gospel of Luke to the medieval Feast of the Circumcision, Christ circumcised embodies a new way of imagining Christians and their creation of a new religious culture.

 

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Contents

Splitting the Difference
1
1 Circumcision and the Cultural Economy of Difference
15
The Dialogue of Difference
41
3 Heresy Theology and the Divine Circumcision
72
Epiphanius on the Jewish Christians
100
Reading Between the Lines
119
Ritual Differences
146
Conclusion
179
Notes
191
Bibliography
269
Index
309
Acknowledgments
313
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About the author (2012)

Andrew S. Jacobs is Associate Professor and Chair of the Religious Studies department at Scripps College and the author of Remains of the Jews.

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