Early Christian Thought in its Jewish Context
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Early Christian Thought in its Jewish Context by John M. G. Barclay
Book DescriptionThe theme of this volume is that of continuity and discontinuity between early Christianity and its Jewish parent. The formation of Christian thought in the context of its Jewish beginnings is the focus of much debate and controversy. These essays cover the historical and social background of Palestine and the Diaspora; the main components of the New Testament canon and early non-canonical writings, examining their relationship to the Jewish tradition; and central themes including monotheism and Christology, apocalyptism, ethics, and martyrdom. The concise treatments, with their helpful bibliographies, by an international team of experts will be of interest and value to teachers and undergraduate students of the New Testament and Christian origins. It puts an alternative complexion on the relationship between Judaism and the convictions of the early Christians, and will stimulate discussion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521462853
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John M. G. Barclay
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Early Christian Thought in Its Jewish Context, Paperback (November 2007)
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