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ISBN: 9780198820727


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Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Jennifer Otto

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Offers detailed study of the construction of Jewishness in Clement of Alexandria, Origen, and Eusebius
  • Brings the study of the reception of Philo in Christian literature in to conversation with recent research into the origins of early Christianity and early Judaism
  • Argues that early Christian invocations of Philo are best understood not as attempts simply to claim an illustrious Jew for the Christian fold, but as examples of ongoing efforts to define the continuities and distinctive features of Christian beliefs and practices in relation to those of the Jews
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