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The grammar of messianism : an ancient Jewish political idiom and its users

Author: Matthew V Novenson
Publisher: New York Oxford University Press [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a scholarly treatment of messianism in ancient Judaism and Christianity. In particular, and in contrast to other recent treatments, it is a study of what we might call the grammar of messianism, that is, the patterns of language inherited from the Hebrew Bible that all ancient messiah texts, Jewish and Christian, use. It makes the point that all ancient messiah texts are creative efforts at negotiating  Read more...
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christus.; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew V Novenson
ISBN: 9780190053215 0190053216 9780190255022 0190255021
OCLC Number: 1108214706
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 384 Seiten
Contents: AcknowledgementsAbbreviations1. After the Messianic Idea2. Oil and Power in Ancient Israel3. Messiahs Born and Made4. Messiahs Present and Absent5. The Quest for the First Messiah6. The Jewish Messiah-Christian Messiah Distinction 7. The Fate of Messiah Christology in Early Christianity8. The Grammar of MessianismBibliographyIndex of SubjectsIndex of Ancient SourcesIndex of Modern Authors
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In this book, Novenson gives a revisionist account of messianism in antiquity. He shows that, for the ancient Jews and Christians who used the term, a messiah was not an article of faith but a manner  Read more...

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