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Paul and the Second Century.

Paul and the Second Century.

Author: Michael F Bird; Joseph R Dodson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011.
Series: Library of New Testament studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume looks at the imprint and influence that the writings of the Apostle Paul had in the second century, examining the Pauline corpus in conjunction with key second century figures and texts such as Ignatius, Polycarp, and the Epistle of Diognetus. It investigates the impact of Paul''s legacy and examines how this legacy shaped the Christianity that emerged in the second century as represented by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bird, Michael F.
Paul and the Second Century.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2011
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Bird; Joseph R Dodson
ISBN: 9780567018441 056701844X
OCLC Number: 893331258
Description: 1 online resource (146 pages).
Contents: Abbreviations; Notes on Contributors; Preface; Introduction; Joseph R. Dodson; Paul; Summary; Conclusion; 1; Paul and the Pauline Letter Collection; Stanley E. Porter; 1. Introduction; 2. Views of the Pauline Letter Collection in Relation to the Second Century; 3. Conclusion; 2; Ministry, Martyrdom, and Other Mysteries: Pauline Influence on Ignatius of Antioch; Carl B. Smith; Introduction; The Nature of the Evidence; How Paul Influenced Ignatius; Conclusion; 3; Paul and Polycarp; Michael W. Holmes; Introduction; Paul as Writer; Paul as Remembered; Paul as Theologian; Conclusion; 4. The Reception of Paul in the Epistle to DiognetusMichael F. Bird; Introduction; Citation, Allusion, and Echo of Pauline Materials; Conclusion; 5; Shadow and Light: Marcion's (Mis)Construal of the Apostle Paul; Todd D. Still; 1. Sources and Scholarship on Marcion; 2. Marcion's Theological Convictions; 3. Marcion's Biblical Canon and Interpretive Approach; 4. Marcion's Ecclesial and Ethical Practices; 5. Paul and Marcion: An Assessment; 6. Conclusion; 6; Justin and Paul; Paul Foster; 1. Introduction; 2. Scholarly Views on Justin's Use of Pauline Writings; 3. Textual and Conceptual Parallels. 4. Conclusions7; Paul and Valentinian Interpretation; Nicholas Perrin; 1. Introduction; 2. Valentinian Interpretation of Paul's Letters; 3. Valentinian Interpretation of Paul's Life; 4. Conclusion; 8; Paul and Jewish Christians in the Second Century; Joel Willitts; I. Introduction; II. Definition and Sources; III. Views of Paul in Jewish Christianity; IV. Conclusion; 9; The Acts of Paul and the Legacy of Paul; Andrew Gregory; 1. Introduction; 2. The Acts of Paul: Text, Context, and Date; 3. Sources and Models for the Acts of Paul; 4. The Portrayal of Paul in the Acts of Paul; 5. Conclusion. 10Paul and Irenaeus; Ben C. Blackwell; 1. Introduction; 2. Irenaeus and Paul in the Second Century; 3. Irenaeus' View of Paul's Life and Activity; 4. Irenaeus and Interpretation of Scripture; 5. Key Pauline Themes and Texts; 6. Conclusion; 11; Tertullian: Paul as Teacher of the Gentile Churches; Andrew M. Bain; Where Does Tertullian Underuse Paul?; Against Marcion; Other Anti-Heretical Works; Practical Works; Some Conclusions; 12; Paul and Women in Second-Century Christianity; Pauline Nigh Hogan; Influential texts: Gal. 3.28, Eph. 4.13, 1 Cor. 7.34; No Longer Male and Female. Equality in Virtue and KnowledgeThe Perfect Man; Conclusion; 13; The Triumph of Paulinism by the Mid-Third Century; Mark W. Elliott; 1. Irenaeus; 2. Clement; 3. Tertullian; 4. Origen; Conclusion; Index of Ancient Sources; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Ancient Figures.
Series Title: Library of New Testament studies.


An examination of the apostle Paul within the Second Century, focused upon the writings of the Apostolic Fathers. It looks at the imprint and influence that the writings of the Apostle Paul had in  Read more...


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