The heresy of orthodoxy : how contemporary culture's fascination with diversity has reshaped our understanding of early Christianity (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The heresy of orthodoxy : how contemporary culture's fascination with diversity has reshaped our understanding of early Christianity

Author: Andreas J Köstenberger; Michael J Kruger
Publisher: Wheaton, Illinois : Crossway, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with Walter Bauer in 1934, the denial of clear orthodoxy in early Christianity has shaped and largely defined modern New Testament criticism, recently given new life through the work of spokesmen like Bart Ehrman. Spreading from academia into mainstream media, the suggestion that diversity of doctrine in the early church led to many competing orthodoxies is indicative of today's postmodern relativism.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Walter Bauer; Bart D Ehrman; Walter Bauer; Bart D Ehrman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andreas J Köstenberger; Michael J Kruger
ISBN: 9781433501432 1433501430 9781433518133 1433518139
OCLC Number: 436625375
Description: 250 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword / by I. Howard Marshall --
Introduction: The contemporary battle to recast the origins of the New Testament and early Christianity --
The Bauer-Ehrman thesis : its origins and influence --
Unity and plurality : how early was early Christianity? --
Heresy in the New Testament : how early was it? --
Starting in the right place : the meaning of canon in early Christianity --
Interpreting the historical evidence : the emerging canon in early Christianity --
Establishing the boundaries : apocryphal books and the limits of the canon --
Keepers of the text : how were texts copied and circulated in the ancient world? --
Tampering with the text : was the New Testament text changed along the way? --
Concluding appeal: The heresy of orthodoxy in a topsy-turvy world.
Responsibility: Andreas J. Köstenberger and Michael J. Kruger ; foreword by I. Howard Marshall.

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This polemic against the "Bauer-Ehrman Thesis" examines modern New Testament criticism against orthodoxy in early Christianity. Throughout, vigilance is shown toward the modern adherence to  Read more...

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