Beginnings of Christianity: An Introduction to the New Testament

Beginnings of Christianity: An Introduction to the New Testament

by Howard Clark Kee
     
 

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Kee (emeritus religion, Boston U.) discusses methods and resources for the history of Christian origins, the impact of Graeco-Roman politics and culture on Judaism, the Jesus tradition and the formation of the new covenant community, Paul and the apostolic tradition as Christianity spread into the wider Graeco-Roman world, the non-canonical apostolic traditions, and… See more details below

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Kee (emeritus religion, Boston U.) discusses methods and resources for the history of Christian origins, the impact of Graeco-Roman politics and culture on Judaism, the Jesus tradition and the formation of the new covenant community, Paul and the apostolic tradition as Christianity spread into the wider Graeco-Roman world, the non-canonical apostolic traditions, and the emerging structures of early Christianity. In addition, he offers excursions into seven topics, among them changing historical models and methods, the multiple impact of Stoicism on the origins of Christianity, and the Kingdom of God in the Pauline letters. T&T Clark in an imprint of Continuum. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Kee (professor emeritus, Boston Univ.; The Cambridge Companion to the Bible) has written several significant books on the New Testament. He now brings his vast reservoir of knowledge and experience to the task of writing an introduction to the New Testament. The result is an informative, carefully crafted work of scholarship. Kee examines the early New Testament period using three different analytical methods: epistemological, sociological, and eschatological. This approach adds richness and depth to his study. Five chapters cover the impact of Greco-Roman culture and politics on Judaism, the Jesus tradition and the formation of the new covenant community, Paul and the apostolic traditions, noncanonical apostolic traditions, and emerging structures of early Christianity. Best suited for graduate and seminary students, though upper-level undergraduates majoring in religious studies could benefit as well, this is recommended for academic libraries.-John Jaeger, Dallas Baptist Univ. Lib. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780567027313
Publisher:
Continuum International Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/22/2005
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.44(h) x 1.42(d)

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