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Ritualizing Death in James and Paul in Light of Jewish Apocal Ypticism

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This chapter focuses on the manner in which our knowledge of Judaism in pre-Christian times becomes relevant to understanding certain aspects of the Letter of James and the Epistles of Paul, Apocalypticism has to be brought into the picture. We are used to imaging a synthetic picture in which the whole life of Jesus and his death play constitutive roles in the shaping of Christianity. In Judaism, time cycles play an important role in shaping the ritual palette. Admittedly, New Testament Christianity shows an intensive activity that is easily described in terms of a thorough reshuffling of Judaic entities. All this happened in the wake of Hellenizing the East. However, the paradigmatic factors as described anchor Christianity in a Judaic harbour. As we have seen, the foundations of this paradigm cannot be fully assessed without having the apocalyptic setting in mind.

Keywords: Apocalypticism; Christianity; death; James; Judaic harbour; Judaism; New Testament; Paul



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