By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz

ISBN-10: 9004150528

ISBN-13: 9789004150522

A Holy humans investigates some of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their non secular id, humans or neighborhood, as being holy. holding in brain that old reports can provide nutrients for proposal concerning modern matters, the examine bargains 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 glossy global as to if the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ allows acknowledgement of real faith outdoor the personal non secular group, merits a decent solution and well-documented examine: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of strength, no matter if by means of rivalling teams in the spiritual neighborhood, through teams divided alongside gender traces, or at the point of territorial claims. it will likely be of precise value to students and common readers drawn to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, background, political technology, and lots more and plenty extra.

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