Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity

ISBN-10: 0521007208

ISBN-13: 9780521007207

Edition: 2002

Authors: Delbert Burkett

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This text offers an authoritative and accessible introduction to the New Testament and early Christian literature for students of the Bible and anyone interested in the origins of Christianity.
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List price: $59.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 618
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.882

List of illustrations
Preface
Historical and Religious Background
Introduction
Jews among Greeks and Romans
Religion of Second-Temple Judaism
Varieties of Second-Temple Judaism
Jewish hopes for the future
Hellenistic religion, philosophy, and world-view
An overview of early Christian history
The making of the New Testament
Jesus and the Gospels
Introduction to the Gospels
The Synoptic problem
The Gospel of Mark
The Gospel of Matthew
The Gospel of Luke
The Gospel of John
The apocryphal Jesus
The quest for the historical Jesus
Acts
The book of Acts
Pauline Christianity
Paul, his letters, and his churches
Gentiles and the Law (1): Galatians
Gentiles and the Law (2): Romans
Problems of church life: 1 Corinthians
Problems of church life: 2 Corinthians
The imminent parousia: 1 and 2 Thessalonians
Prison Epistles (1): Philippians and Philemon
Prison Epistles (2): Colossians and Ephesians
Judaic Christianity
Judaic Christianity
The letter of James
The Didache
Gnostic Christianity
Gnostic Christianity
The Gospel of Thomas
Proto-Orthodox Christianity
Proto-Orthodox Christianity
Conflict within the church (1): 1 Clement
Conflict within the church (2): the Pastoral Epistles
Conflict within the church (3): Jude and 2 Peter
Conflict within the church (4): the Johannine Epistles
Conflict within the church (5): the letters of Ignatius
Relation of Christianity to Judaism (1): Hebrews
Relation of Christianity to Judaism (2): the Epistle of Barnabas
Conflict with the Roman world (1): 1 Peter
Conflict with the Roman world (2): Revelation
Appendixes
Lucian on sacrifices
The Essenes
Jewish messianic hopes
Divine men and their births
Apotheoses
Miracle stories in the ancient world
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Peter
The Didache
Selections from the Gospel of Thomas
Selections from 1 Clement
Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans 1-9
Selections from the Epistle of Barnabas
Conflict with Rome
Index
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