RLG100 Lecture 24 - -It therefore became a concern as to how Jewish you must be to be Christian ie how necessary it is to maintain all the Jewish

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-It therefore became a concern as to how Jewish you must be to be Christian - ie how necessary it is to maintain all the Jewish rituals and observances to be buying into the messiah theory -- over this Paul came into conflict with a lot of new followers of Jesus as Paul believed that new converst didn't need to follow Jewish laws/practices to be Christian (ie didnt need to observe dietary laws/circumcision/etc). And once this happens, it also comes to a point where Jews stop accepting Christians (b/c of observance thing) Middle of 2nd century this becomes crystallized as Jews mounted a second rebellion against Rome - called the B AR K OKHBA R EBELLION (132CE) - Christians didnt support it because by that time Christians didn't view themselves as members of Jewish community - by that time the break was pretty complete. - carried correspondence with Christian converts scattered in communities in Rome + Corinth - these letters are the first (pre-Gospel) form of Christian literature (sometimes just personal, sometimes about theological matters) - by 65CE when he died many Christian communities established in port cities of Rome - was
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course RLG 100 taught by Professor Pearly during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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RLG100 Lecture 24 - -It therefore became a concern as to how Jewish you must be to be Christian ie how necessary it is to maintain all the Jewish

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