The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Foreword by I. Howard Marshall): How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity [NOOK Book]

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Beginning with Walter Bauer in 1934, the denial of clear orthodoxy in early Christianity has shaped and largely defined modern New Testament criticism, recently given new life through the work of spokesmen like Bart Ehrman. Spreading from academia into mainstream media, the suggestion that diversity of doctrine in the early church led to many competing orthodoxies is indicative of today's postmodern relativism. Authors K?stenberger and Kruger engage Ehrman and others in this polemic against a dogged adherence to ...

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The Heresy of Orthodoxy (Foreword by I. Howard Marshall): How Contemporary Culture's Fascination with Diversity Has Reshaped Our Understanding of Early Christianity

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Overview

Beginning with Walter Bauer in 1934, the denial of clear orthodoxy in early Christianity has shaped and largely defined modern New Testament criticism, recently given new life through the work of spokesmen like Bart Ehrman. Spreading from academia into mainstream media, the suggestion that diversity of doctrine in the early church led to many competing orthodoxies is indicative of today's postmodern relativism. Authors Köstenberger and Kruger engage Ehrman and others in this polemic against a dogged adherence to popular ideals of diversity.

Köstenberger and Kruger's accessible and careful scholarship not only counters the "Bauer Thesis" using its own terms, but also engages overlooked evidence from the New Testament. Their conclusions are drawn from analysis of the evidence of unity in the New Testament, the formation and closing of the canon, and the methodology and integrity of the recording and distribution of religious texts within the early church.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433521799
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 6/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 423,323
  • File size: 511 KB

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ANDREAS J. KÖSTENBERGER (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of New Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a prolific author, and a distinguished scholar.

MICHAEL J. KRUGER (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of New Testament and academic dean at Reformed Theological Seminary, and the author of a number of articles and books on early Christianity.

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