Early Christian Thought in its Jewish Context

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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 noncanonical writings; and central themes. The concise treatments, with bibliographies, of intensely topical questions by international experts will be of interest and value to teachers and undergraduate students of the New Testament ...

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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 noncanonical writings; and central themes. The concise treatments, with bibliographies, of intensely topical questions by international experts will be of interest and value to teachers and undergraduate students of the New Testament and Christian origins.

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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521462853
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1996
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; List of works by Morna D. Hooker; List of abbreviations; 1. Introductory essay C. F. D. Moule; Part I. The Social Context of Early Christianity: 2. The Jews of Judaea and Galilee Andrew Chester; 3. The Jews of the Diaspora John Barclay; Part II. Some Early Christian Sources: 4. Jesus N. T. Wright; 5. Matthew Ivor Jones; 6. Mark David R. Catchpole; 7. Luke - acts C. K. Barrett; 8. John D. Moody Smith; 9. Paul E. P. Sanders; 10. Deutero - Pauline letters James D. G. Dunn; 11. Hebrews Marie E. Isaacs; 12. Revelation John Sweet; 13. Other early Christian writings: Didache, Ignatius, Barnabas, Justin Martyr Graham Stanton; Part III. Some Early Christian Themes: 14. 'In accordance with the Scriptures' Peder Borgen; 15. Land, sanctuary and worship William Horbury; 16. Monotheism and christology Marinus de Jonge; 17. Apocalyptic, God and the world Christopher Rowland; 18. Atonement and martyrdom Kenneth Grayston; 19. Halakhah and ethics in the Jesus tradition Markus Bockmuehl; Index of names; Index of subjects; Index of texts.

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