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Bibil Identifier bibil:211781
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Law-Observant Lord: John Chrysostom's Engagement with the Jewishness of Christ
Author Garroway, Joshua
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 18, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 591-615 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Jesus' observance of the Law in the canonical gospels presented an intellectual, theological, and at times practical challenge to orthodox Christians. This essay examines John Chrysostom's engagement with the Jewishness of Jesus in the Homiliae Adversus Iudaeos (386–387 C.E.) and his homilies on Matthew (390 C.E.) and John (391 C.E.). While John's treatment in the Homiliae is brief, largely unoriginal, and intended to dissuade imitators, in the gospel homilies he develops a sophisticated strategy for reading Jesus' Jewishness shaped by social concerns (e.g., Judaizing) as well as contemporary heresiological discourse. John views Christ's relationship to Judaism as fundamentally paradoxical—both Law-observant and Law-defiant—a double-sided behavior aimed at creating a gradual transition from one stage in salvation history to the next.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : John Chrysostom
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Jewish-Christian Relations
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
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