The Pharisees: The Sociological Background of Their Faith

Louis Finkelstein


VIII. The Doctrine of the Resurrection and Immortality

The fiercest of all the conflicts between Pharisee and Sadducee concerned the doctrine of the resurrection, for in it the class conflict was most explicitly formulated.

Crushed under the heel of the oppressor and exploiter, the artisan and trader of Jerusalem in the fourth century bce sought…

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