Formation of the Early Church

Edited By Jostein Adna
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, No. 183
December 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161485610
563 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¼” x 9 ¼”
$197.50 Hardcover

This book presents a selection of adapted papers originally read at the 7th Nordic New Testament conference in Stavanger in 2003. The 14 essays expose different aspects of the conference theme “The Formation of the Early Church.”

To these belong considerations about how the primitive church developed and defined its own identity against (other) Jews, both historically and with regard to how recent research has treated this theme methodologically.

Further, early developments within and between different church communities and congregations are discussed as well as aspects of authority and power structures within them. Other essays deal with questions relating to the New Testament canon, to the letters of Ignatius of Antioch, and Cyprian.

Temple Tax as Pre-70 CE Identity Marker
Reflections on a Popular Scholarly Metaphor
New Voices in Biblical Exegesis—New Views on Formation of the Church
Complex & Community—From the Prophets of Q to the Scribe(s) of St Matthew
Unity of the Pauline Churches
Authorization of Peter in Matthew 16:17-19
Christ Domesticated—Theology of the Pastorals
Debates within the New Testament Canon
Montanism & the Formation of the New Testament Canon
Fringes of Canon—Eusebius’ View of the “Gospel of the Hebrews”
Christian Siblingship in the First Two Centuries
Rhetorical Strategies in the Letters of Ignatius of Antioch
Riddle of the Heretics in the Letters of Ignatius
Episcopal Ministry and the Unity of the Church from the Apostolic Fathers to Cyprian
Indexes—Sources, Authors, Subjects & Names.

Religious History

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