Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament: Collected Essays (Supplements to Novum Testamentum (Brill))

Contested Issues in Christian Origins and the New Testament: Collected Essays (Supplements to Novum Testamentum (Brill))


In a set of essays spanning a few 35 years, Luke Timothy Johnson takes on probably the most contested concerns within the examine of Christian Origins and the recent testomony --- from the historic Jesus and the Jesus of the Gospels, via exegetical experiences of Luke-Acts and Paul, to questions relating the advance of early Christian historical past, kin with Judaism, the makes use of of polemic, sexuality, and legislation. Johnson's paintings is characterised through shut realization to texts and a priority for methodological rigor. faraway from representing scholarly consensus, those essays continually exhibit independence of judgment, no matter if in regards to the authorship of Paul's disputed letters, the legitimacy of the hunt for the historic Jesus, or the poisonous personality of a few early Christian texts.

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