[PAST EVENT] "From Gentile Inclusion to Jewish Christianity" (Annette Yoshiko Reed)
If Jesus' followers were all Jews, how did Christianity come to be a religion separate from Judaism? This talk considers this question through the lens of sources traditionally studied under the rubric of "Jewish Christianity," such as the Pseudo-Clementine literature. The shifting meanings of Jewishness and Jewish messianism will be discussed alongside debates about Christian identity from the first to fourth centuries CE.
Annette Yoshiko Reed is Professor in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University. She specializes in Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity. And beginning with her 2005 monograph, Fallen Angels and the History of Judaism and Christianity (Cambridge University Press), she has been a leading voice in scholarship on Jewish Christianity and post-70 CE Judaism beyond rabbinic circles. Among her most recent publications are Jewish-Christianity and the History of Judaism: Collected Essays (Mohr Siebeck, 2018) and Demons, Angels, and Writing in Ancient Judaism (Cambridge, 2020).