From synagogue to church : public services and offices in the earliest Christian communities (Book, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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From synagogue to church : public services and offices in the earliest Christian communities

Author: James Tunstead Burtchaell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This important work engages with a long historical debate: were the earliest Christians under the direction of ordained ministers, or under the influence of inspired laypeople?

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Tunstead Burtchaell
ISBN: 9780521891561 0521891566
OCLC Number: 176633317
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1992.
Description: xviii, 375 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; 1. The Reformation: challenge to an old consensus; 2. The nineteenth century: a new consensus is formulated; 3. The early twentieth century: the consensus is disputed; 4. The last fifty years: the consensus restated, rechallenged, reused; 5. A search for a new hypothesis; 6. Jewish community organization in the later Second Temple period; 7. The officers of the synagogue; 8. Community organization in the early Christian settlement; 9. A conclusion; Index auctorum; Index locorum.
Responsibility: James Tunstead Burtchaell.

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"This is an important, very well organized, clearly argued book." Eglise et Theologie "This book is a good historical overview of the consensus which has shaped much of our thinking about Read more...

 
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