By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz
A Holy People investigates many of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their non secular id, humans or group, as being holy. preserving in brain that historic reviews can provide nutrients for proposal concerning modern concerns, the examine deals a wide choice of essays, on the subject of the biblical, patristic and medieval interval and particularly to the trendy interval. the most obvious query of many within the sleek global as to if the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ makes it possible for acknowledgement of actual faith open air the personal spiritual group, merits a good resolution and well-documented examine: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of strength, no matter if by way of rivalling teams in the non secular neighborhood, by way of teams divided alongside gender strains, or at the point of territorial claims. it is going to be of targeted significance to students and basic readers attracted to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, background, political technology, and lots more and plenty extra.
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After all, ‘style may be actively used to mark out boundaries of diﬀerent social groups when there is intense interaction between them’ (Shanks and Tilley 1987, 87). 26 avraham faust Imported Pottery in Salem—An example from the ‘New World’ Before returning to the Israelite society, I would like to bring one example (out of several) from the ‘New World’, in order to exemplify that the negative attitudes toward foreign pottery is not a unique phenomenon to Israel’s Iron Age, and that it can have a great impact on distribution.
1 The present paper aims, therefore, to examine the distribution of imported wares in Iron Age Israel, in order to learn about Israelite world-views in general, and boundary maintenance in particular. , Amiran 1969; Bikai 1978; Hunt 1983; 1987; Wood 1990; Zimhoni 1997, and references), and various types of imported wares have been studied in great detail as to their typology, chronology, and 1 A fuller treatment of Israelite ethnicity will be conducted in Faust in press a; for theoretical aspects of ethnicity and boundary maintenance see Barth 1969; Emberling 1997; McGuire 1982; Faust 2000, with additional bibliography.
The Cypro-Phoenician Pottery of the Iron Age, Leiden 2003. , The Holiness Legislation, Studies in the Priestly Code, Jerusalem 1999 (Hebrew). ———, ‘Israel’s Holiness: The Torah Tradition’, in Purity and Holiness, the Heritage of Leviticus, Leiden 2000, 47–59. , and C. Tilley, Social Theory and Archaeology, Cambridge 1987. , and S. Sherratt, ‘From Luxuries to Commodities: The Nature of Mediterranean Bronze Age Trading Systems’, in Bronze Age Trade in the Mediterranean, ed. H. Gale. Jonsered 1991, 351–386.
A Holy People: Jewish And Christian Perspectives on Religious Communal Identity (Jewish and Christian Perspectives Series) by Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz