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Gager, John G.

Overview
Works: 18 works in 131 publications in 1 language and 7,872 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by John G Gager
The origins of anti-semitism : attitudes toward Judaism in pagan and Christian antiquity by John G Gager( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 2,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the presence of anti-Semitism among the Greeks, Romans, and early Christians and argues that anti-Semitism was rare in the ancient world
Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient world by John G Gager( )

21 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many of these texts have now been translated into English for the first time, with a substantial translator's introduction revealing the cultural, social, and historical context for the texts. Contributing to the ancient and modern debate about religion and "magic," this book will interest historians, classicists, scholars of religion, and those concerned with ancient magic."--Jacket
Reinventing Paul by John G Gager( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through an exhaustive analysis of Paul's letters to the Galatians and the Roman, illuminating answers are given to the key questions about the teachings of Paul
Kingdom and community : the social world of early Christianity by John G Gager( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses in Greco-Roman paganism by John G Gager( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who made early Christianity? : the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul by John G Gager( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this historical and theological study, John G. Gager undermines the myth of the Apostle Paul's rejection of Judaism, conversion to Christianity, and founding of Christian anti-Judaism. He finds that the rise of Christianity occurred well after Paul's death and attributes the distortion of the Apostle's views to early and later Christians. Though Christian clerical elites ascribed a rejection-replacement theology to Paul's legend, Gager shows that the Apostle was considered a loyal Jew by many of his Jesus-believing contemporaries and that later Jewish and Muslim thinkers held the same view. He holds that one of the earliest misinterpretations of Paul was to name him the founder of Christianity, and in recent times numerous Jewish and Christian readers of Paul have moved beyond this understanding. Gager also finds that Judaism did not fade away after Paul's death but continued to appeal to both Christians and pagans for centuries. Jewish synagogues remained important religious and social institutions throughout the Mediterranean world. Making use of all possible literary and archaeological sources, including Muslim texts, Gager helps recover the long pre-history of a Jewish Paul, obscured by recent, negative portrayals of the Apostle, and recognizes the enduring bond between Jews and Christians that has influenced all aspects of Christianity. (Publisher)
Moses in Greco-Roman paganism by John G Gager( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who made early Christianity? : the Jewish lives of the Apostle Paul by John G Gager( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of Christian anti-semitism : attitudes toward Judaism in pagan and Christian antiquity by John G Gager( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WHO MADE EARLY CHRISTIANITY? by John G Gager( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of anti-semitism : attitudes toward Judaism in pagan and Christian antiquity by John G Gager( )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The problem of religion and magic, or, What we do is religion, but what they do is magic ; Was Jesus a magician? ; Apostle Paul on Jews, Christians, and Gentiles by John G Gager( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moses in graeco-roman paganism by John G Gager( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jewish history in non-Jewish Historiography and history teaching : International Colloquium, Evangelische Akademie, Arnoldshain, 28-31 May 1985 by International Council of Christians and Jews( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Functional diversity in Paul's use of end-time language by John G Gager( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early Mormonism and early Christianity : some parallels and their consequences for the study of new religions by John G Gager( )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The origins of anti-semitism attitudes toward Judaism in Pagan and Christian antiquity by John G Gager( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The figure of Moses in Greek and Roman Pagan literature by John G Gager( )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The origins of anti-semitism : attitudes toward Judaism in pagan and Christian antiquity
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Curse tablets and binding spells from the ancient worldReinventing PaulMoses in Greco-Roman paganism
Alternative Names
Gager, John 1937-

Gager, John G.

Gager, John G. 1937-

Gager, John Goodrich 1937-

John Gager former Professor of Religion at Princeton University

Languages
English (130)