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The New Testament : a literary history

Author: Gerd Theissen; Linda M Maloney
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2012.
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"Gerd Theissen takes up the problem of the emergence of the New Testament canon out of the wide variety of early Christian literature. Drawing from Max Weber's discussion of the evolution of religious organizations, Theissen describes the development of early Christian literature as a series of phases in the life of the movement: the charismatic, the pseudepigraphic, the functional, and the canonical" -- Publisher  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Theissen; Linda M Maloney
ISBN: 9780800697853 0800697855
OCLC Number: 696099253
Description: xvi, 311 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part One. The Twofold Beginnings of a History of early Christian Literature: 1. The oral prehistory of early Christian literature with the historical Jesus; 2. The sayings source Q; 3. The gospel of Mark; 4. The historical conditions for Paul's letters; 5. The pre-Pauline oral tradition; 6. The Pauline letter as literary form; 7. The sequence and development of the Pauline letters; 8. The collection of Paul's letters --
Part Two. The Fictive Self-Interpretation of Paul and Jesus: The Pseudepigraphic Phase: 9. Pseudepigraphy as a literary-historical phase in early Christianity; 10.Paul's fictive self-interpretation in the Deutero-Pauline writings; Excursus: The correction of Paul by the Catholic Epistles; 11. Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the redaction of the Jesus traditions in the synoptic gospels; 12. Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the transformation of the Jesus traditions in the gospels associated with gnosis; 13. Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the continuation of the synoptic Jesus tradition in the Jewish-Christian gospels; 14.Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the harmonizing of the Jesus tradition in other apocryphal gospels --
Part Three. The Authority of the Independent Forms: The Functional Phase: 15. The independent differentiation of partial texts and tendencies; 16. The Acts of the Apostles; 17. The Revelation to John; 18. The letter to the Hebrews --
Part Four. The New Testament on its Way to Becoming a Religious World Literature: The Canonical Phase: 19. Canon as a means to stability based on compromise and demarcation; 20. Extra-canonical literature provides flexibility.
Responsibility: Gerd Theissen ; translated by Linda M. Maloney.

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"Gerd Theissen takes up the problem of the emergence of the New Testament canon out of the wide variety of early Christian literature. Drawing from Max Weber's discussion of the evolution of religious organizations, Theissen describes the development of early Christian literature as a series of phases in the life of the movement: the charismatic, the pseudepigraphic, the functional, and the canonical" -- Publisher description.

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