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The New Testament : a historical introduction to the early Christian writings

Author: Bart D Ehrman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. edView all editions and formats

Approaching the New Testament from a historical and comparative perspective, this book emphasizes on the diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Useful for undergraduate and seminary classes  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
ISBN: 0195154622 9780195154627
OCLC Number: 936934386
Description: xxxiii, 506 s. : illustrations
Contents: Maps, Timelines, and Diagrams; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgments; Notes on Suggestions for Further Reading; Credits; Time Line; 1. What Is the New Testament? The Early Christians and Their Literature; 2. The World of Early Christian Traditions; 3. The Traditions of Jesus in Their Greco-Roman Context; 4. The Christian Gospels: A Literary and Historical Introduction; 5. Jesus, the Suffering Son of God: The Gospel according to Mark; 6. The Synoptic Problem and Its Significance for Interpretation; 7. Jesus, the Jewish Messiah: The Gospel according to Matthew; 8. Jesus, the Savior of the World: The Gospel according to Luke; 9. Luke's Second Volume: The Acts of the Apostles; 10. Jesus, the Man Sent from Heaven: The Gospel according to John; 11. From John's Jesus to the Gnostic Christ: The Johannine Epistles and Beyond; 12. Jesus from Different Perspectives: Other Gospels in Early Christianity; 13. The Historical Jesus: Sources, Problems, and Methods; 14. Excursus: The Historian and the Problem of Miracle; 15. Jesus in Context; 16. Jesus, the Apocalyptic Prophet; 17. From Jesus to the Gospels; 18. Paul the Apostle: The Man and His Mission; 19. Paul and His Apostolic Mission: 1 Thessalonians as a Test Case; 20. Paul and the Crises of His Churches: 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, and Philemon; 21. The Gospel according to Paul: The Letter to the Romans; 22. Does the Tradition Miscarry? Paul in Relation to Jesus, James, Thecla, and Theudas; 23. In the Wake of the Apostle: The Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles; 24. From Paul's Female Colleagues to the Pastor's Intimidated Women: The Oppression of Women in Early Christianity; 25. Christians and Jews: Hebrews, Barnabas, and Later Anti-Jewish Literature; 26. Christians and Pagans: 1 Peter, the Letters of Ignatius, the Martyrdom of Polycarp, and Later Apologetic Literature; 27. Christians and Christians: James, the Didache, Polycarp, 1 Clement, Jude, and 2 Peter; 28. Christians and the Cosmos: The Revelation of John, the Shepherd of Hermas, and the Apocalypse of Peter; 29. Epilogue: Do We Have the Original New Testament?; Glossary of Terms; Index
Responsibility: Bart D. Ehrman.


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