Messianic Exegesis

Messianic Exegesis

Author: Donald Juel

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015012952480

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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Christ and the Future in New Testament History

Christ and the Future in New Testament History

Primary motifs in the New Testament, the person of Jesus and the future kingdom of God, resurrection and hell, are examined within their historical and hermeneutical context.

Author: E. Earle Ellis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004267473

Category: Religion

Page: 344

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Primary motifs in the New Testament, the person of Jesus and the future kingdom of God, resurrection and hell, are examined within their historical and hermeneutical context. New interpretations are offered in the light of contemporary scholarly discussion and debate.
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The Impact of Scripture in Early Christianity

The Impact of Scripture in Early Christianity

For this reason it is not surprising that very soon these texts not only became the object of careful attention and scholarly study, but also put their stamp on the various forms and manifestations of early Christian life, such as martyrdom ...

Author: den Boeft

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004313118

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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One of the most conspicuous innovations of early Christianity within Greco-Roman culture is its reliance upon a collection of authoritative texts. The ultimate author of Scripture was thought to be God Himself, whose will could and should be sought and found in these holy writings. For this reason it is not surprising that very soon these texts not only became the object of careful attention and scholarly study, but also put their stamp on the various forms and manifestations of early Christian life, such as martyrdom, asceticism, liturgy, art, and literature. This multifarious influence of Scripture is the subject of "The Impact of Scripture in Early Christianity," It contains fourteen contributions, predominantly in English, by Belgian and Dutch scholars which have been gathered in a thematically ordered collection.
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Early Christianity

Early Christianity

Of the gospels, Matthew most often refers to the events of the life of Christ as fulfillment of the Old Testament. A clear example of early Christian (typological) interpretation of the Old Testament can be found in Justin Martyr's ...

Author: Wendy Elgersma Helleman

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783685691

Category: Religion

Page: 534

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Designed as an undergraduate textbook, and shaped by needs of both Muslim and Christian students across Africa, this resource provides a thorough introduction to the history, theology and teaching of early Christianity. Professors Helleman and Gaiya follow Christianity from its inception in Jerusalem through to the decline of the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean and the development of Orthodox churches in the East and in Africa before the arrival of Islam. The book provides an overview of critical historical events, controversies, teaching, and important individuals and movements providing foundational understanding of early developments in Christianity and the general history of antiquity. Students and lecturers will also appreciate the attention given to the role of North African leaders in early Christianity and the impact of major issues on the North African church, such as Gnosticism, Donatism and Arianism. Additional Features: • Introduction to online tools & resources •Survey of the study of early Christianity • Introduction to key historians • Evaluation of recent literature & early Christianity
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Prophecy and Hermeneutic in Early Christianity

Prophecy and Hermeneutic in Early Christianity

'Prophecy and Hermeneutic in Early Christianity' was written with the conviction that the New Testament presents to its readers not merely the opinions of Christian writers, but also the message of God mediated through faithful prophets.

Author: E. Earle Ellis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725200265

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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'Prophecy and Hermeneutic in Early Christianity' was written with the conviction that the New Testament presents to its readers not merely the opinions of Christian writers, but also the message of God mediated through faithful prophets. These prophets initiated and interpreted the first proclamation of the Christian faith - a proclamation that continues to enlighten and to guide the church, for it provides a key to the church's history and theology. The prophets in this study are the pneumatics, those early Christians who are characterized by spiritual gifts of inspired speech and discernment, who are coworkers of Paul engaged in preaching and teaching. While some were perverting their gifts and thereby causing strife in the church, Paul's companions had an active role in its missionary enterprise. Dr. Ellis examines the dispute between the two parties which threatened to destroy the unity and faith of the church. The pneumatics were involved in the formulation of a Christian theology of the Old Testament through their exposition and application of Scripture. Dr. Ellis describes and elaborates upon the interpretative principles which they used. He concludes with a critique of the older form criticism of the gospels and suggests some new directions for understanding the history of the transmission of the teaching of Jesus.
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Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church

Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church

"Ron Heine has written this book for a wide variety of readers: pastors, New Testament and patristics scholars, and general lay readers. This is a very helpful introduction to the ways the ancient Christian writers viewed the Scriptures.

Author: Ronald E. Heine

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801027772

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Examines the role played by the Old Testament in the formation of early Christian thinking.
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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

Aland, K. (1962), The Problem of the New Testament Canon (London: Mowbray). Auwers, J.-M., and Jonge, ... Barton, J. (1997), Holy Writings, Sacred Text: The Canon in Early Christianity (Louisville, Ky.: Westminster/John Knox).

Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199271569

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1020

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. Whilst the burgeoning of scholarly work has made it impossible for any one scholar to maintain expertise in every aspect of the discipline, this handbook seeks to aid both the new researcher in the field andthe scholar entering an unfamiliar sub-specialty. Each chapter orients readers to the current 'state of the question' in a given area, reflecting on key research issues to date, highlighting primarysources and giving suggestions as to the likely direction of future work. The Handbook takes the period 100 to 600 CE as a chronological span and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity.
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Paul s Use of the Old Testament

Paul s Use of the Old Testament

Too often, however, the emphasis placed upon rabbinic and Hellenistic influences has tended to subordinate and obscure the unique place of the Old Testament in the minds and theology of the early Christian writers.Ó The purpose of this ...

Author: E. Earle Ellis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781592441945

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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The use of the Old Testament in the New has long been recognized as an important field of research,Ó writes the author. Too often, however, the emphasis placed upon rabbinic and Hellenistic influences has tended to subordinate and obscure the unique place of the Old Testament in the minds and theology of the early Christian writers.Ó The purpose of this volume is to discover the rationale underlying the Pauline usage both in its textual manifestation and in its theological application.Ó The author concludes that, while rabbinic Judaism has influenced the mechanics of Pauline citation, one must look to the apostolic Church and to Christ Himself to find the primary source of the apostle's understanding and use of the Old Testament.Ó
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Self definition and Self discovery in Early Christianity

Self definition and Self discovery in Early Christianity

A collection of essays that trace a new self-understanding which emerged during the early evolution of Christianity.

Author: David J. Hawkin

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105018461637

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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A collection of essays that trace a new self-understanding which emerged during the early evolution of Christianity.
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