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Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity (Christianity in the Making, Volume 3)

Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity (Christianity in the Making, Volume 3)

by James D. G. Dunn

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The third and final installment of James Dunn's magisterial history of Christian origins through 190 C.E., Neither Jew nor Greek: A Contested Identity covers the period after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. through the second century, when the still-new Jesus movement firmed up its distinctive identity markers and the structures on which it would establish its growing appeal in the following decades and centuries.
 
Dunn examines in depth the major factors that shaped first-generation Christianity and beyond, exploring the parting of the ways between Christianity and Judaism, the Hellenization of Christianity, and responses to Gnosticism. He mines all the first- and second-century sources, including the New Testament Gospels, New Testament apocrypha, and such church fathers as Ignatius, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus, showing how the Jesus tradition and the figures of James, Paul, Peter, and John were still esteemed influences but were also the subject of intense controversy as the early church wrestled with its evolving identity.
 
Comprehensively covering an important, complex era in Christianity that is often overlooked, this volume is a landmark contribution to the field.


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ISBN-13: 9781467443456
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 1,068,025
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

James D. G. Dunn is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Durham University and one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the world today. His many other books include The Oral Gospel Tradition; Jesus, Paul, and the Gospels; The Theology of Paul the Apostle; and Jesus Remembered and Beginning from Jerusalem, volumes 1 and 2 of Christianity in the Making.

Widely regarded as one of the foremost scholars in the world today on the thought and writings of St. Paul, JamesD. G. Dunn is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at the University of Durham in England.

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