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The subject of relations between Jews and Christians has been the issue of heated debates amongst scholars. Several questions have been posed concerning the relationship between Christianity and Judaism. This chapter focuses on two major that encompass most of the topics addressed by scholars on the subject of Jewish-Christian relations. In the fourth century the church had more means of spreading the idea of Christianity separate from Judaism. From the fourth century, Christian legal texts were gradually incorporated into imperial legislation as Christianity gained legal status within the empire. In the fourth century, the emperor would oft en call together a council, which had wide-ranging eff ects on the position of the bishops in their own region.

Keywords: Christians; Jews; Judaism



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