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Mission-Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities
     

Mission-Commitment in Ancient Judaism and in the Pauline Communities

by John Dickson
 
The extent to which Jewish and Christian communities of the first century evidenced 'proselytising' tendencies has been hotly contested in recent research, with scholars tending either to deny outright or affirm emphatically the presence of 'mission' in the synagogue or the church. Through a thorough historical and philological examination of Second Temple Jewish

Overview

The extent to which Jewish and Christian communities of the first century evidenced 'proselytising' tendencies has been hotly contested in recent research, with scholars tending either to deny outright or affirm emphatically the presence of 'mission' in the synagogue or the church. Through a thorough historical and philological examination of Second Temple Jewish literature and the epistles of Paul, John P. Dickson offers a carefully nuanced picture of the shape and extent of mission-commitment in Judaism and early Christianity. Particularly significant is the author's contention that the mission outlook of the apostle Paul - both in his self-conception and in his expectations of converts - was shaped decisively by his Jewish heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783161480706
Publisher:
Mohr Siebeck
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2.Reihe Series , #159
Pages:
413
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

John Dickson, Born 1967; Ph.D. in ancient history from Macquarie University, Sydney; currently Honorary Associate and Research Assistant within the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, Sydney; singer and writer; minister for an Anglican church in Sydney.

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