Introduction to the New Testament: History and Literature of Early Christianity

Introduction to the New Testament: History and Literature of Early Christianity

by Helmut Koester

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ISBN-13: 9780899253527
Publisher: De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
Publication date: 01/28/1982
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 365

Table of Contents

Illustrations (p. xvii)
Preface to the Second Edition (p. xix)
Preface to the First Edition (p. xxi)
Acknowledgments (p. xxv)
Abbreviations: Serial and Journal Titles (xxvii)
Short Titles of Works Often Cited (p. xxxiii)
Introduction (p. xxxix)

Chapter 7. The Sources for the History of Early Christianity
1. Survey of the Sources and Their Traditions (p.1)
2. The Text of the New Testament (p. 16)
3. Source Criticism (p. 44)
4. Problems of Form, Tradition, Narrative, and Rhetorical Criticism (p. 59)

Chapter 8. From John the Baptist to the Early Christian Church
1. John the Baptist (p. 75)
2. Jesus of Nazareth (p. 78)
3. The Earliest Christian Commuinities (p. 94)

Chapter 9. Paul
1. Life and Ministry to the Apostolic Council (p. 105)
2. From Antioch to Ephesus (p. 113)
3. Paul's Stay in Ephesus (p. 120)
4. Corinth-Jerusalem-Rome (p. 142)

Chapter 10. Palestine and Syria
1. The Tradition of the Message of Jesus (p. 151)
2. From the Kerygma of the Resurrection to the Gospels of the Church (p. 165)
3. The Johannine Circle (p. 182)
4. Jewish Christianity (p.204)
5. Syria, the Country of Origin of Christian Gnosticism (p. 212)

Chapter 11. Egypt
1. The Beginnings of Christianity in Egypt (p. 225)
2. Egyptian Gnosticism (p. 231)
3. The Beginnings of Catholicism (p. 240)

Chapter 12. Asia, Macedonia, Greece, and Rome
1. The Renewal of Apocalypticism (p. 247)
2. The Transformation of Pauline Theology into Ecclesiastical Doctrine (p. 266)
3. Christianity in Its Encounter with Its Social World (p. 310)

Glossary (p. 351)
General Index (Names, Places, Subjects) (p. 355)
Biblical, Jewish, and Early Christian Writings (p. 371)
Authors Discussed in the Text (p. 375)

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