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In praise of Christian origins : Stephen and the Hellenists in Lukan apologetic historiography

Author: Todd C Penner
Publisher: New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004.
Series: Emory studies in early Christianity.
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Almost all scholars look to Acts 6:1-8:3 as providing the bedrock of early Christian tradition. The incident between the Hebrews and the Hellenists are understood to reflect real historical and theological problems in the early Jerusalem community, demonstrating the Hellenist role as a historical bridge between Jesus and Paul. Penner''s study challenges the fundamental assumptions of this approach. Penner emphasizes  Read more...
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Penner, Todd C.
In praise of Christian origins.
New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004
(DLC) 2003027920
(OCoLC)53993111
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd C Penner
ISBN: 9780567049704 0567049701
OCLC Number: 741691238
Description: 1 online resource (xl, 400 pages).
Contents: Hellenists and historia : constructing Christian history and theology in modern scholarship --
Textualizing the Hellenists, contextualizing interpretation : mapping the exegetical terrain --
Writing history in antiquity : identity, rhetoric, and compelling narration --
Jewish apologetic historiography : cultural identity and rewriting the past --
In praise of origins : the Hellenists, Stephen, and the Christian foundation narrative --
Epilogue: Historiography, history, and the academy.
Series Title: Emory studies in early Christianity.
Responsibility: Todd Penner.
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Advances the discussion of rhetorical criticism of history writing in the ancient world by showing the similarities and differences between ancient Hellenistic history writing and ancient Jewish  Read more...

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Review International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51, 2004/05 '...'--, "Theology " "Penner's Praise of Christian Origins draws on an extraordinarily wide range of reading in New Testament studies, Read more...

 
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