Readership: Patristic scholars, historical theologians, and ancient historians.
Judith Lieu, Professor of New Testament Studies, King's College London
Review(s) from previous edition"The book will, without a doubt, become a key one in the discussion of early Christian identity, but its rich exploration into Jewish identity makes it a serious contribution to that field as well ... Where Lieu's work often differs from much of the contemporary debate is the consistent clarity with which she sees the other side of the evdience ... This positive work will help focus much of the future debate. - BMCR
1: Introduction: The Emergence of Christian Identity
2: Text and Identity
3: History, Memory, and the Invention of Tradition
5: The Grammar of Practice
6: Embodiment and Gender
7: Space and Place
8: The Christian Race
9: `The Other'
10: Made Not Born: Conclusions