Rabbi Lazarus and the rich man: a Talmudic parody of the Christian hell (Yerushalmi Hagiga 2.2, 77d and Sanhedrin 6.9, 23c)

Zellentin, Holger M. (2012) Rabbi Lazarus and the rich man: a Talmudic parody of the Christian hell (Yerushalmi Hagiga 2.2, 77d and Sanhedrin 6.9, 23c). In: Knowledge of Religion as Profanation. Springer Publishing Company, New York. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The Talmud Yerushalmi absorbs Christian ethical and narrative paradigms at the same time as parodying many aspects of Christian gospel stories that were popular in the fifth century. The rabbis create an entertaining story about a tour of hell and about a lewd disciple that shows their acculturation to early Byzantium as well as their resistance to cultural colonization.

Item Type:Book Section
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Theology and Religious Studies
ID Code:1639
Deposited By:Zellentin, Dr. Holger Michael
Deposited On:14 Jun 2012 15:24
Last Modified:14 Jun 2012 15:24

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