Trajectories through the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers

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The two-volume work The New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers offers a comparative study of two collections of early Christian texts: the New Testament; and the texts, from immediately after the New Testament period, which are conventionally referred to as the Apostolic Fathers.

The second volume, Trajectories through the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers , discusses broad theological, literary, and historical issues that arise in the comparative study of these texts, and which are of importance to the study of early Christianity. It deals with the most important current debates concerning both the Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament, such as baptism, Pauline theology, the function of apocalyptic elements, Church order, and Jewish and Christian identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199267835
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/30/2006
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Gregory is Research Fellow, Keble College, Oxford, and Research Associate in the Faculty of Theology. Christopher Tuckett is Professor of New Testament Studies and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.

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Table of Contents

I. Introduction and overview Andrew Gregory & Christopher Tuckett
II. Paul in the Apostolic Fathers
Paul's influence on 'Clement' and Ignatius, Andreas Lindemann
III. Gospel traditions in the Apostolic Fathers
Gospels and gospel traditions in the second century, Helmut Koester
The Gospel of Luke in the Apostolic Fathers: an overview, Arthur J. Bellinzoni
IV. Christology in the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers
The Apostolic Christology of Ignatius of Antioch: the road to Chalcedon, Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM Cap.
Wisdom in the Apostolic Fathers and the New Testament, Frances Young
V. Church, ministry, and sacraments in the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers
The Church in Ephesians, 2 Clement, and Hermas, John Muddiman
The Apostolic Fathers and infant baptism: any advance on the obscurity of the New Testament?, David F. Wright
The Eucharist in the Gospel of John and in the Didache, Carsten Claussen
Prophecy and patronage: the relationship between charismatic functionaries and household officers in early Christianity, Alistair Stewart-Sykes
VI. Didache
Didache 1.1-6.1, James, Matthew, and the Torah, John Kloppenborg
First fruits and the support of prophets, teachers, and the poor in Didache 13 in relation to New Testament parallels, Jonathan Draper
Social locators as a bridge between the Didache and Matthew, Clayton M. Jefford
VII. Ignatius
Ignatius, 'the Gospel', and the Gospels, Charles E. Hill
Following in Paul's footsteps: mimesis and power in Ignatius of Antioch, David Reis
The politics and rhetoric of discord and concord in Paul and Ignatius, Harry O. Maier
Ignatius and Polycarp: the transformation of New Testament traditions in the context of mystery cults, Allen Brent
VIII. Polycarp, Letter to the Philippians
Leadership and suffering in the Letters of Polycarp and Paul to the Philippians, Peter Oakes
The opponents of Polycarp, Philippians and 1 John, Paul Hartog
IX. Martyrdom of Polycarp
The New Testament and the Martyrdom of Polycarp, Boudewijn Dehandchutter
The Martyrdom of Polycarp and the New Testament Passion Narrative, Michael W. Holmes

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