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An introduction to the New Testament and the origins of Christianity

An introduction to the New Testament and the origins of Christianity

Author: Delbert Royce Burkett
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Introductions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Delbert Royce Burkett
ISBN: 9780521007207 0521007208
OCLC Number: 905856262
Description: xv, 600 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I: Historical and religious background. Introduction --
Jews among Greeks and Romans --
Religion of Second-Temple Judaism --
Varieties of Second-Temple Judaism --
Jewish hopes for the future --
Hellenistic religion, philosophy, and world-view --
An overview of early Christian history --
The making of the New Testament --
pt. II: Jesus and the Gospels. Introduction to the Gospels --
The Synoptic problem --
The Gospel of Mark --
The Gospel of Matthew --
The Gospel of Luke --
The Gospel of John --
The apocryphal Jesus --
The quest for the historical Jesus --
pt. III: Acts. The book of acts --
pt. IV: Pauline Christianity. Paul, his letters, and his churches --
Gentiles and the law (1): Galatians --
Gentiles and the law (2): Romans --
Problems of church life: 1 Corinthians --
Problems of church life: 2 Corinthians --
The imminent parousia: 1 and 2 Thessalonians --
Prison epistles (1): Philippians and Philemon --
Prison epistles (2): Colossians and Ephesians --
pt. V: Judaic Christianity. Judaic Christianity --
The letter of James --
The Didache --
pt. VI: Gnostic Christianity. Gnostic Christianity --
The Gospel of Thomas --
pt. VII: Proto-Orthodox Christianity. Proto-Orthodox Christianity --
Conflict within the church (1): 1 Clement --
Conflict within the church (2): the pastoral epistles --
Conflict within the church (3): Jude and 2 Peter --
Conflict within the church (4): the Johannine epistles --
Conflict within the church (5): the letters of Ignatius --
Relation of Christianity to Judaism (1): Hebrews --
Relation of Christianity to Judaism (2): the epistle of Barnabas --
Conflict with the Roman world (1): 1 Peter --
Conflict with the Roman world (2): Revelation --
Appendix 1. Lucian on sacrifices --
Appendix 2. The Essenes --
Appendix 3. Jewish Messianic hopes --
Appendix 4. Divine men and their births --
Appendix 5. Apotheoses --
Appendix 6. Miracle stories in the ancient world --
Appendix 7. The infancy Gospel of Thomas --
Appendix 8. The Gospel of Peter --
Appendix 9. The Didache --
Appendix 10. Selections from the Gospel of Thomas --
Appendix 11. Selections from 1 Clement --
Appendix 12. Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans 1-9 --
Appendix 13. Selections from the epistle of Barnabas --
Appendix 14. Conflict with Rome.
Responsibility: Delbert Burkett.


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