ALI: The Evolution of Christianity from Judaism Part I_copy

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 am


Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J)
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA

Contact: Sheila Budoff


The Evolution of Christianity from Judaism
Part I: Religious Ideas in Transition—The Books of the Maccabees

Tuesdays, March 7–28 (4 weeks)
(snow make-up date Tuesday, Apr. 4)

Instructor: John Rybicki, Biblical scholar and historian

This course will examine the evolution of Jewish religious thought into Christianity. Part I, consisting of four sessions, will focus on the Books of the Maccabees. These texts, of varying authority in both Jewish and Christian thought and scriptural canon, indicate that some doctrines of the early Christians were not entirely new and, in fact, were “borrowed” from a thread of developing Jewish thought that came to an abrupt halt after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Second Temple in 70 CE (Common Era). Part II, How Christianity Lost Its Jewish Roots, will be offered in the spring and will study the next phase of the transformation, the development of an institutionalized Christianity apart from Judaism. Part I is not a prerequisite for Part II.

Fee: $48/ $32 J member
Code: #8006

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