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Alan F. Segal (1945-2011) was professor of religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. He taught two of the college's most popular courses: "Life After Death" and "Introduction to the Hebrew Bible." He is the author of a number of books, mostra'n més including Life After Death: A History of the Afterlife in Western Religion, Paul the Convert: The Apostolate and Apostasy of Saul of Pharisee, and Rebecca's Children: Judaism and Christianity in the Roman World. mostra'n menys

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The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul (2003) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
Jesus at 2000 (1996) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars
World Religions: Western Traditions (2002) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
Paul in His Hellenistic Context (1994) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Semeia 30: Christology and Exegesis: New Approaches (1984) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars


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REVIEW NOTES: Israel's Divine Council, Mormonism, and Evangelicalism: Clarifying the Issues and Directions for Future Study
Michael S. Heiser
FARMS Review: Volume - 19, Issue - 1, Pages: 315—23
Provo, Utah: Maxwell Institute, 2007; href="" rel="nofollow" target="_top">… (més)
librisissimo | Apr 22, 2020 |
An excellent book on Paul, in other words: the best book on Paul I have read so far. Segal's depth of thought is unparallelled in the field of early Christianity. I don't believe I have a single other book with that much ++++-es in the margin.
Understandably Segal doesn't solve the Jesus-Paul problem as he accepts the traditional chronology of the origins of Christianity.
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Frans_J_Vermeiren | Jan 27, 2016 |
I have to admit that this book was not what I expected. (I would still be interested in that one, too.) It is much more a book about what we can learn about the development of the Bible from the variations on stories and themes that we find there. Fascinating!

Segal writes a bit too much about those he calls extreme Biblical minimalists. It becomes clear that the book is specifically written against them. This does not reflect on the work he presents here, but I could have done without it.… (més)
MarthaJeanne | Oct 7, 2015 |
This one starts out *really* slowly, and very, very badly- the introduction is little more than turgid, unnecessary jargon that achieves absolutely nothing. As if that's not bad enough, the whole thing is an effective lesson in what can happen to your prose when you refuse to say 'I' (i.e., tortuous circumlocutions that end up saying almost the exact opposite of what you actually want to say). And the first chapter, on ancient Israel between Cyrus and the Romans, is over-long and under-informative.

Thankfully, it gets good after that. It's a shame that his chapters are so rigidly distinguished ('this is a chapter about Judaism, that is a chapter about Christianity'), when the main importance of the book is to show that there was no such thing as Christianity at the time, and that what we think of as Judaism didn't exist either- they were both born at the same time due to massive disturbances in the late antique world. Segal shows how that happened, why the resulting religions were successful, and says a little bit about what seems, from a Christian/post-Christian perspective, to be the main issue: how can you have a religion of one God that isn't universal?

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stillatim | Dec 29, 2013 |


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