The role and function of law in religious communities in the
Roman period-especially in Judaism-has been a key issue among
scholars in recent years. This thought-provoking work is the first
full-scale attempt to write a historical assessment of the
scholarly debate concerning this question, focussing on two closely
related religious communities, Judaism and Christianity. By
juxtaposing the two religions, a clearer understanding of the
developments with respect to "torah" and "nomos" in Judaism and
early Christianity emerges.
This insightful work, placing emphasis on the major figures and
both the scholarly lines of development and the appropriate lines
for future research, will set the debate in a clearer and more and
succinct manner. It will serve as a critical point of reference for
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• Stephen Westerholm
• Albert I. Baumgarten
• Michael Pettem
• Cecilia Wassn
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