Early Christian Thought in its Jewish Context

Early Christian Thought in its Jewish Context

by John M. G. Barclay, John Philip McMurdo Sweet
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The theme is the continuity and discontinuity between early Christianity and its Jewish parent. The formation of Christian thought is currently the focus of much debate. These essays cover the historical and social context of Palestine and the Diaspora; the New Testament canon and non-canonical writings; and central themes. The concise treatments, with bibliographies,… See more details below

Overview

The theme is the continuity and discontinuity between early Christianity and its Jewish parent. The formation of Christian thought is currently the focus of much debate. These essays cover the historical and social context of Palestine and the Diaspora; the New Testament canon and non-canonical writings; and central themes. The concise treatments, with bibliographies, of intensely topical questions by an international experts will be of interest and value to teachers and undergraduate students of the NT and Christian origins.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It provides an excellent overview of what New Testament scholars are saying about this crucial topic. It could ably serve as a primer in Early Christian Thought." Phillip B. Munoa, Christian Scholar's Review

"The variety of themes and the well-known scholars give us a useful overview of the current discussion on the relationship of early Christianity to Jewish tradition." Jens Schröter, Religious Studies Review

"This collection will benefit students of the New Testament in the U.S. by drawing attention to the work of an important, but all too frequently neglected scholar." O. Larry Yarbrough, Jrnl of Church & State

" Early Christianity in Its Jewish Context ... does consolidate in a single, convenient source a particular range of perspectives on the state of the many different dimensions of question of the Judaic context of early Christianity with these responsible, sound contributions from current scholarship. That initself is a noteworthy contributiuon; Professor Hooker is amply honored by these essays, and the editors are to be congratulated for having orchestrated such a strong Festschrift." A.K.M. Adam, Anglican Theological Review

"...a well-planned collection reflecting an attempt to cover the major topics of early Christianity in its relation to Judaism. This collection...is highly valuable." Martin Olsthoorn, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521044127
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/22/2007
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >