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Christian origins

Author: Jonathan Knight
Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an introductory account of the emergence of Christianity as we know it today. Dealing with the Jewish background to Jesus and such crucial issues as the Synoptic problem, it provides a detailed account of the developing church up until the rise of the Gnostic movement in the second century.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Knight, Jonathan, 1959-
Christian origins.
London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2008
(OCoLC)608913245
Online version:
Knight, Jonathan, 1959-
Christian origins.
London ; New York : T & T Clark, ©2008
(OCoLC)608942743
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Knight
ISBN: 9780567033499 056703349X 9780567033512 0567033511
OCLC Number: 182731835
Description: xiii, 455 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: About Christian origins --
The nature of the sources --
In search of ancient Israel --
The interpretation of Scripture --
The synagogue --
The temple --
Jewish parties --
Diaspora Judaism --
Jewish eschatological hope --
An approach to Jesus --
A brief history of Jesus --
The message of Jesus --
Who did Jesus think that he was? --
The trial of Jesus --
The resurrection of Jesus --
On Paul the apostle --
Christianity before Paul --
The writings of Paul --
Paul and Christian salvation --
Paul and the future --
Pauline ethics --
The eschatological framework of Christianity --
The post-Pauline writings of the New Testament --
the emergence of beliefs about Jesus --
The breach between Christianity and Judaism --
Symbols of the Kingdom --
The development of the Christian ministry --
Early Christian ethics --
The rise of gnosticism --
Summary and conclusion.
Responsibility: Jonathan Knight.
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Dealing with the Jewish background to Jesus, this book provides an introductory account of the emergence of Christianity. It presents eschatology as the mainstay of early Christian belief, and uses  Read more...

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