The Didache, The Epistle of Barnabas

The Epistles and The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp, The Fragments of Papias, The Epistle to Diognetus

Author: James Aloysius Kleist

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809102471

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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The Didache purports to be an instruction based on sayings of the Lord and given by the Twelve Apostles to pagans who wished to become Christians.

The Early Text of the New Testament

Author: Charles E. Hill,Michael J. Kruger

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191505048

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The Early Text of the New Testament aims to examine and assess from our earliest extant sources the most primitive state of the New Testament text now known. What sort of changes did scribes make to the text? What is the quality of the text now at our disposal? What can we learn about the nature of textual transmission in the earliest centuries? In addition to exploring the textual and scribal culture of early Christianity, this volume explores the textual evidence for all the sections of the New Testament. It also examines the evidence from the earliest translations of New Testament writings and the citations or allusions to New Testament texts in other early Christian writers.

Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

Author: Frances M. Young

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521581530

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the Bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Greco-Roman world. Professor Young describes how the Jewish scriptures were taken over, added to and reinterpreted as part of the process of forming the identity of the new Christian "race" with its distinct culture. Young emphasizes the importance of the way education was based on literature in the Roman Empire, and demonstrates how the methods and assumptions then taken for granted shaped Christian exegesis of scripture.

Gospel of Glory

Major Themes in Johannine Theology

Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441227083

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Throughout Christian history, the Gospel of John's distinctive way of presenting the life, works, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus have earned it labels such as "the spiritual Gospel" and "the maverick Gospel." It has been seen as the most theological of the four canonical Gospels. In this volume Richard Bauckham, a leading biblical scholar and a bestselling author in the academy, illuminates main theological themes of the Gospel of John. Bauckham provides insightful analysis of key texts, covering topics such as divine and human community, God's glory, the cross and the resurrection, and the sacraments. This work will serve as an ideal supplemental text for professors and students in a course on John or the four Gospels. It will also be of interest to New Testament scholars and theologians.

The Development and Symbolism of Passover

Author: Tamara Prosic

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567287890

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Tamara Prosic gives a new explanation of the origins, development and symbolism of Passover. First, she examines Passover from the diachronic perspective, tracing its development from the period before the centralisation of the cult until the second destruction of the temple. Issues with previous scholarship are considered, while at the same time she places the study of Passover within the framework of the new paradigm of historical studies of ancient Israel that advocates the indigenous Canaanitic origin of Israelites. The second part of the book is synchronic in its approach to Passover and deals with its symbolism. Prosic discusses Passover in biblical legends arguing that the pre-Yahwistic Passover was essentially a rite of passage. From there the investigation moves to symbolic elements of Passover such as time symbolism, space symbolism and symbolism of the sacrifice. This is volume 414 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.

Bound by the Bible

Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac

Author: Edward Kessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521835428

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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The Sacrifice of Isaac is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. It is also a shocking account of how Abraham's faith in God was demonstrated by a willingness to sacrifice his long-awaited son at God's command. This story has been a source of fascination for Jews and Christians for many centuries and here, Edward Kessler offers an enthralling account of Jewish and Christian interpretations of this biblical story. For understandable reasons, it has been assumed that Judaism influenced Christian interpretation but relatively little attention has been given to the question of the influence of Christianity upon Judaism. Kessler provides an insight into this absorbing two-way encounter and argues that neither Jewish nor Christian interpretations can be understood properly without reference to the other. As Jews and Christians lived, and continue to live, in a biblically orientated culture, Kessler shows how both were 'bound by the bible'.

Treatises on Marriage and Remarriage

To His Wife : An Exhortation to Chastity : Monogamy

Author: Tertullian

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809101498

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 196

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These three treatises on marriage, though not generally classified among Tertullian's major compositions, are works of considerable interest and importance.

The Day of Atonement

Its Interpretations in Early Jewish and Christian Traditions

Author: Thomas Hieke,Tobias Nicklas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004216804

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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The “Day of Atonement” in Leviticus 16 had a formative influence on Judaism and Christianity. The essays in this volume form a representative cross section of the history of reception of Leviticus 16 and the tradition of the Yom ha-Kippurim.

The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel

Author: Gilbert van Belle

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 1003

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The present volume contains the papers read at the 54th Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense (July 27-29, 2005). The general theme of the meeting was "The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel". Part I is comprised of fourteen "Main Papers" delivered by invited speakers. It includes contributions on the sign of the cross (G. Van Belle), the narrative and theological significance of the death of Jesus (J. Frey), the interpretation of the passion in the farewell discourses (J. Zumstein), the characterisation of Pilate (R.A. Piper), a study of God, Jesus, Satan, and human agency (C.R. Koester), two studies on the Lamb of God (R. Bieringer and M. Gourgues), the Markan and Johannine theology of the Cross (U. Schnelle), the anticipations of the death of Jesus (J.-M. Sevrin), the commandment of love interpreted from the perspective of the cross (D. Senior), a diachronical approach to "the lifting up and glorification of the Son of Man" (M. de Boer), a study on tradition, history and theology of the death of Jesus (J. Painter), the meaning of the "laying down" of life in Jn 10,11 and Jn 15,13 (T. Soding), and the role of the Jews in 19,16 (L. Devillers). Part II, "Offered Papers", includes 38 papers with thematic readings or studies on specific passages of the Fourth Gospel.

Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church

A Study of Conflict from the Maccabees to Donatus

Author: W. H. C. Frend

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1625648049

Category: Religion

Page: 643

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Although the story of the triumphant rise of Christianity has often been told, it was a triumph achieved through blood and tribulation. The literal meaning of the term martyr meant "witness," but among early Christians it quickly acquired a harsher meaning--one who died for the faith--and that witness through death was responsible for many conversions, including those of Justin Martyr, who himself offered just such witness, and perhaps even Tertullian. Persecution was seen by early Christians, as by later historians, as one of the crucial influences on the development of the early church and Christian belief. Why did the Roman Empire persecute Christians? Why did thousands of Christians not merely accept, but welcome martyrdom? In his classic work, Martyrdom and Persecution in the Early Church, the late W. H. C. Frend explores the mindset of Christians who suffered persecution as well as the motivations of those who persecuted them. He shows the critical importance of Jewish ideas to early Christians, heavily influenced as they were by the story of Daniel and the revolt of the Maccabean. He argues that the Christian concept of martyrdom held in such high regard among early Christians can only be understood as springing from Jewish roots. Frend explores a number of major persecutions to show both common themes and variations, and examines also the relationship between the heavenly kingdom of Christ and the rule of the earthly emperor. In doing so, he shows how persecution formed an essential part in a providential philosophy of history that has profoundly influenced European political thought.

The Fathers of the Church

A Comprehensive Introduction

Author: Hubertus R. Drobner

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801098185

Category: Religion

Page: 688

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Good, solid, contemporary introductions to patristic authors and writings are difficult to find in the English-speaking world, and European volumes are expensive. This volume, which is Siegfried Schatzmann's translation of Lehrbuch der Patrologie, offers English-speaking readers easy access to Hubertus R. Drobner's traditional introduction to early Christian thought. Hubertus R. Drobner brings patristics scholarship up to date in this traditional introduction. His work is sufficiently broad to be a useful summary of early Christian history and the expansive strokes of doctrinal debate and development and provides a clear presentation of early Christian thought. Drobner introduces new materials throughout this updated edition of his handbook. A general map and several timetables add to the clarity of the volume. The Fathers of the Church is valuable in its presentation of contemporary studies and views. Patristics students will benefit from this dependable overview of early Christian texts, and scholars and libraries will appreciate the extensive bibliography, indexes, and other resources.

The New Isaac

Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew

Author: Leroy Andrew Huizenga

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175695

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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Gospel scholarship has long recognized that Matthean Christology is a rich, multifaceted tapestry weaving multifold Old Testment figures together in the person of Jesus. It is somewhat strange, therefore, that scholarship has found little role for the figure of Isaac in the Gospel of Matthew. Employing Umberto Eco's theory of the Model Reader as a theoretical basis to ground the phenomenon of Matthean intertextuality, this work contends that when read rightly as a coherent narrative in its first-century setting, with proper attention to both biblical texts and extrabiblical traditions about Isaac, the Gospel of Matthew evinces a significant Isaac typology in service of presenting Jesus as new temple and decisive sacrifice.

The Paulist Biblical Commentary

Author: José Enrique Aguilar Chiu,Richard J. Clifford,Carol J. Dempsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780809106134

Category: Religion

Page: 1500

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The Paulist Biblical Commentary is a one-volume commentary on the books of the Bible designed for a wide variety of Bible readers, especially those engaged in pastoral ministry. The volume consists of a commentary on each of the 73 book of the Catholic canon of the Bible along with 12 general articles. While based on classical approaches to Scripture, the commentaries and articles are not limited to historical-literary issues, but draw upon relevant theological and pastoral ideas found in the text.Brings together the collaboration of more than 70 international biblical scholars, each with expertise in their area of study drawn from their experience and interest in pastoral or spiritual ministry.Contributors include: Richard J Clifford, Ralph W Klein, Anathea Portier-Young, Francis J Maloney, Timothy Radcliffe and Thomas Dozeman.

Women in Early Christianity

Translations from Greek Texts

Author: Patricia Cox Miller

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813214173

Category: History

Page: 340

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What emerges from these texts is a colorful portrayal of the many faces of ancient Christian women in their roles as teachers, prophets, martyrs, widows, deaconesses, ascetics, virgins, wives, and mothers.

Martyrdom and Memory

Early Christian Culture Making

Author: Elizabeth Anne Castelli

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231129862

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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Elizabeth A. Castelli explores the central role of persecution in the early development of Christian ideas, institutions, and cultural forms and shows how the legacy of Christian martyrdom plays out in today's world. Martyrs are produced, Castelli suggests, not by the lived experience of particular historical individuals but by the stories that are later told about them. Using Maurice Halbwachs's theoretical framework of collective memory and drawing on a wide range of Christian sources, Castelli approaches the writings of early Christians and their public and ideologically potent accounts of martyrdom. In their words, the martyr's story becomes a "usable past," a "living tradition" for Christian communities, and an especially effective vehicle for transmitting ideas about gender, power, and sanctity. In the wake of the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School, modern "martyr cults" have emerged as the unlikely legacy of early Christian martyrdom. Focusing specifically on the martyr cult associated with one of the tragedy's victims, Castelli looks at how the Columbine story renders suffering redemptive and meaningful and the way in which "religion" has made a return to center stage in our culture, with the martyr as its most contentious yet riveting star.

Beginning to Read the Fathers

Author: Boniface Ramsey

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809147548

Category: Religion

Page: 308

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A survey of the principal themes of patristic writing, touching on the major Greek and Latin fathers of the church, now revised.