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Martin Hengel spent a lifetime studying the first three decades of Christianity--the span from Christ's ascension to Paul's conversion. Between Jesus and Paul represents a collection of six formative studies by Hengel concerning early Christology, the formation and success of the Christian mission, the functions of hymn singing in the young Church, and Pauline dogma. Drawing upon a wealth of source material, Hengel pieces together the development of Christianity's first, crucial decades. Any student or scholar will find useful points of embarkation for studying Christianity within Between Jesus and Paul.
About the Author
Martin Hengel (1926-2009) was a German historian of religion. His many books include The Charismatic Leader and His Followers and The Four Gospels and the One Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Table of Contents
1 Between Jesus and Paul
2 Christology and New Testament Chronology
4 'Christos' in Paul
5 Hymns and Christology
6 Luke the Historian and the Geography of Palestine in the Acts of the Apostles
Bibliography to Between Jesus and Paul
Index of Biblical References
What People are Saying About This
Combining his incredible knowledge of the Jewish and Hellenistic world with the keen perception of a detective, Martin Hengel casts new light on the dark three first decades of Early Christianity as well as on the mysterious development of its Christology.
A stimulating and provocative book. Martin Hengel has a confident mastery of an immense range of ancient literature and an ease of presentation. This collection of articles is coherent: all the pieces deal with the crucial first thirty years of the emerging Christian movement. Hengel explores as a genuine historian the shadowy period in question, and comes up with new and surprisingly clear insights.