By Martin Goodman
A magisterial historical past of the huge fight among the Roman and Jewish worlds that ended in the destruction of Jerusalem.
Martin Goodman—equally popular in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this clash, its explanations, and its effects with unparalleled authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility among the cultural, political, and non secular ideals and practices of the 2 peoples and explains how Rome's pursuits have been served by way of a coverage of brutality opposed to the Jews. whilst, Christians started to distance themselves from their origins, turning into more and more adverse towards Jews as Christian impression unfold in the empire. this is often the authoritative paintings of the way those nice civilizations collided and the way the reverberations are felt to this present day.
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9. 16. XI. 13, ed. P. Barth and G. Niesel (Munich, 1957) = Joannis Calvini, Opera Selecta III; Eng. : F. L. Battles in LCC 20; H. Berger, Calvins Geschichtsauffassung (Zurich, 1955), 47-48. 17. On the Catholic reaction to sixteenth-century iconophobia and aniconism: John Eck, De non tollendis Christi et sanctorum imaginibus . . decisio (Ingolstadt, 8 July 1522); Enchiridion locorum communum adversus Lutteranos Article 15: De imaginibus sanctorum (Landshut, April 1525); Secunda pars operum lohan.
Reviews: K. Bihlmeyer, TQ 101 (1920), 328ff; W. Neuss, TRev 17 (1918), 157ff. 19. Decisive for Ritschlian (or Liberal) historiography: A. Ritschl, Die Entstehungder altkatholischen Kirche(Bonn, 1850, 1857). Ritschl's influence on Harnack: G. W. Glick, The Reality of Christianity (New York, 1967), 82-83. The History of Interpretation 13 20. D. H. Fischer, Historians' Fallacies (New York, 1970), 68-69. A. von Harnack's classic statement of essentialism: Das Wesen des Christentums (Leipzig, 1900).
The quarreling parties strung together quotations within their respective anthologies in the manner of loosely assembled catenae constructed around proof texts. Overall these polemical florilegia constituted an important part of the Byzantine disputants' literary arsenals, assembled and deployed for the primary purpose of demolishing the enemy's defense. Within the Iconoclastic camp, Emperor Constantine V (741-775) played a central role in creating the anti-image florilegium tradition. Prior to convening the Iconoclastic Council of Hiereia (10 February to 8 August 754), he drafted a document entitled the Inquiries2 ( ), which then served as the focus of the Council's deliberations.
Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations by Martin Goodman