In Search of the Early Christians
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In Search of the Early Christians by Wayne A. Meeks
Book DescriptionA central figure in the reconception of early Christian history over the last three decades, Wayne A. Meeks offers here a selection of his most influential writings on the New Testament and early Christianity. His essays illustrate recent changes in our thinking about the early Christian movement and pose provocative questions regarding the history of this period. Meeks explores a fascinating range of topics, from the figure of the androgyne in antiquity to the timeless matter of God's reliability, from Paul's ethical rhetoric to New Testament pictures of Christianity's separation from Jewish communities. Meeks' introduction offers a retrospective on New Testament studies of the past thirty years and explains the intersection of these studies with a variety of exploratory and revisionist movements in the humanities, embracing social theory, history, anthropology, and literature. In an epilogue the author reflects on future directions for New Testament scholarship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300091427
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Wayne A. Meeks
Writings of St Paul, Paperback (June 2007)
The Second Edition of this perennially popular Norton Critical Edition is based on the Today's New International Version of Paul's letters, a new translation that is heralded for its inclusiveness and accuracy in representation of gender.
First Urban Christians, Paperback (March 2003)
An analysis of the earliest extant documents of Christianity - the letters of Paul - to describe the tensions and texture of life of the first urban Christians. This edition features an introduction examining the evolution of New Testament scholarship over the last two decades of the 20th century.
Moral World of the First Christians, Paperback (December 1999)» View all books by Wayne A. Meeks
This volume in the Library of Early Christianity examines the ethics and morality of the earliest Christians.The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.
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Author Biography - Wayne A. Meeks
Wayne A. Meeks, Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Department of Religious Studies at Yale University, is also the author of The First Urban Christians and The Origins of Christian Morality, both published by Yale University Press. H. Gregory Snyder is assistant professor of religion at Davidson College. Allen Hilton is assistant professor of New Testament at the Yale Divinity School and theologian in residence at the New Canaan Congregational Church.
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