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The New Testament : an introduction to the literature and history of early Christianity

Author: Bart D Ehrman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This introduction to the New Testament takes a comparative historical approach to early Christian writings. It emphasizes their impressive diversity and discusses the ongoing academic debate over their authorship, meaning, origin, collection in a canon of.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bart D Ehrman
ISBN: 0195084810 9780195084818
OCLC Number: 422778034
Target Audience: For adults.
Description: 576 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface, Acknowledgements, Credits, What is the New Testament? The Early Christians and Their Literature; The World of Early Christian Traditions; The Traditions of Jesus in their Greco-Roman Context; The Christian Gospels: A Literary and Historical Introduction; Jesus, the Suffering Son of God: The Gospel according to Mark; The Synoptic Problem and Its Significance for Intepretation; Jesus, the Jewish Messiah: The Gospel according to Matthew; Jesus, the Savior of the World: The Gospel according to Luke; Luke's Second Volume: The Acts of the Apostles; Jesus, The Man Sent from Heaven: The Gospel according to John; From John's Jesus to the Gnostic Christ; Jesus from Different Perspectives: Other Gospels in Early Christianity; The Historical Jesus: Sources, Problems, and Methods; The Historian and the Problem of Miracle; Jesus, the Apocalyptic Prophet; From Jesus to the Gospels; Paul the Apostle: The Man and His Mission; Paul and His Apostolic Mission: Thessalonians as a Test Case; Paul and the Crises of His Churches: 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Philippians, and Philemon; The Gospel according to Paul: The Letter to the Romans; Does the Tradition Miscarry? Paul in Relation to Jesus, James, Thecla, and Theudas; In the Wake of the Apostle: The Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral Epistles; From Paul's Female Colleagues to the Pastor's Intimidated Women: The Oppression of Women in Early Christianity; Christians and Jews: Hebrews, Barnabas, and Later Anti-Jewish Literature; Christians and Pagans: 1 Peter, the Letters of Ignatius, the Martyrdom of Polycarp, and Later Apologetic Literature; Christians and Christians: James, the Didache, Polycarp, 1 Clement, Jude, and 2 Peter; Christians and the Cosmos: The Revelation of John, The Shepherd of Hermas, and the Apocalypse of Peter; Epilogue: Do We Have the Original New Testament? Glossary of Terms, Index
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