Paul s Early Period

Paul s Early Period
Author: Rainer Riesner
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 535
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780802841667
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul s Early Period Book Excerpt:

Riesner recognizes a problem in the chronologies proposed in the literature he surveys: often one or two 'absolute dates' are given, and the rest of the chronological details follow from those few established dates. In the next section Riesner seeks to go point-by-point through a chronology of the early ministry of Paul, discussion the evidence at each point for particular events in Paul's life and ministry. He is wary not to merely fit a date into a chronological scheme without providing good support for that date independent of other chronological markers (if possible). Riesner interacts with both conservative and non-conservative literature. The bibliography is massive (80 pages, with approximately 30 sources per page!), and footnotes in the volume indicate that Riesner is, indeed, familiar with the literature.

Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy

Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy
Author: David Lincicum
Publsiher: Mohr Siebeck
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9783161503863
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and the Early Jewish Encounter with Deuteronomy Book Excerpt:

Attending to the realia of ancient practices for reading Scripture, David Lincicum charts the effective history of Deuteronomy in a broad range of early Jewish authors in antiquity. By viewing Paul as one example of this long history of tradition, the apostle emerges as a Jewish reader of Deuteronomy. In light of his transformation by encounter with the risen Christ, Paul's interpretation of the end of the Pentateuch alternates between the traditional and the radical, but remains in conversation with his Jewish rough contemporaries. Specifically, Paul is seen to interpret Deuteronomy with a threefold construal as ethical authority, theological norm, and a lens for the interpretation of Israel's history. In this way, the volume sets Paul firmly in the history of Jewish biblical interpretation and at the same time provides a wide-ranging survey of the impact of Deuteronomy in antiquity.

History and Literature of Early Christianity

History and Literature of Early Christianity
Author: Helmut Koester
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2000-01-01
ISBN: 3110812657
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History and Literature of Early Christianity Book Excerpt:

This work has established itself as a classical text in the field of New Testament studies. Written in a readable, non-technical style, it has become an indispensable textbook and reference for teachers, students, clergy, and the educated layperson interested in a scholarly treatment of the New Testament and its background in the Judaic and Greco-Roman world.

Paul and the Miraculous

Paul and the Miraculous
Author: Graham H. Twelftree
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-09-15
ISBN: 1441241825
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and the Miraculous Book Excerpt:

How can we explain the difference between the "miraculous" Christianity expressed in the Gospels and the nearly miracle-free Christianity of Paul? In this historically informed study, senior New Testament scholar Graham Twelftree challenges the view that Paul was primarily a thinker and reimagines him as an apostle of Jesus for whom the miraculous was of profound importance. Highlighting often-overlooked material in Paul's letters, Twelftree offers a fresh consideration of what the life and work of Paul might teach us about miracles in early Christianity and sheds light on how early Christians lived out their faith.

The Holy Spirit in the Eschatological Tension of Christian Life

The Holy Spirit in the Eschatological Tension of Christian Life
Author: Wojciech Szypuła
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9788878390928
Category: Bibles
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holy Spirit in the Eschatological Tension of Christian Life Book Excerpt:

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ constitute the pivotal point of the apostle Paul's thought world. Thanks to this key salvific event those united with Christ through faith are endowed with life that reaches beyond confines of mortality. Still the faithful continue to live in the world where they experience the tension between being already saved but not yet fully redeemed, living in the body but following the Spirit, and dying while being called to immortality. This tension between the already and not yet of Christian life constitutes the backdrop of this research.

Christ Identity

Christ Identity
Author: Sergio Rosell Nebreda
Publsiher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2011-03-09
ISBN: 3647532541
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christ Identity Book Excerpt:

Sergio Rosell Nebreda focuses on how the Philippian Christ-followers received Paul’s letter. The social, historical, literary, rhetorical, anthropological and theological elements are dealt with in order to understand the effect Paul wanted to achieve.The main thesis of the book is that the apostle Paul, who greatly suffered at Philippi, and writing from a prison, desires to affect the Philippians believers to acquire a Christ-orientation based on the values expressed in the Christ-hymn. Phlp 2, 5–11 forms the core of Paul’s theological narrative that aims at constructing a sense of imitatio and conformatio in the Christ-following community. Paul uses a ‘friendly’ style in his letters in order to produce rapport and trust in the community, presenting himself as examplum ad imitando, after that of Christ. It is because Paul so fully identifies with Christ’s orientation in life that the apostle presents himself as a slave of Jesus Christ.In the midst of a society ill with the desire for honour and power, the Christ narrative stands as a radical call for an alternative life-style, based on the exercise of humility which seeks the interest of others rather than focusing on one’s own needs and desires. Paul insists on the basis of the Christ-hymn that such a life-style reveals God’s character and it is therefore a life rewarded. Through the use of Social Identity Theory this book evaluates how ancient people constructed their group identity in daily life and how through a seemingly inferior model (that of Christ’s kenosis in 2, 5–11) the community receives a re-definition of values which are according to God’s values, and who has the last word in history. Paul thus presents an alternative and viable way of life in the midst of a society he knows well.

Paul and Scripture

Paul and Scripture
Author: Steve Moyise
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-09-22
ISBN: 0281065519
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and Scripture Book Excerpt:

This is the only short book available that summarizes the role scripture played in Paul's thought. Accessibly written at undergraduate level, it outlines the key arguments in the debate. Written by an international expert on the subject, Paul and Scripture also contributes to contemporary Church discussions about the proper interpretation of scripture.

Paul Apostle to the Nations

Paul  Apostle to the Nations
Author: Walter F. Taylor
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0800632591
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul Apostle to the Nations Book Excerpt:

Who was Paul; what did he do, what did he write? Walter F. Taylor sets out to bring together a wealth of contemporary perspectives in a clear and accessible synthesis, bringing to bear on his subject the best of recent social-scientific and cultural-anthropological thinking on Paul. An appendix presents a clear summary of issues related to Paul's thought on gender and sexuality.

Jesus Paul and Early Christianity

Jesus  Paul  and Early Christianity
Author: Rieuwerd Buitenwerf,Harm W. Hollander,Johannes Tromp
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9004170332
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Paul and Early Christianity Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays by leading experts in New Testament scholarship addresses core themes in the study of early Christianity. The topics addressed include text-critical issues relating to the New Testament, the historical situation in which the earliest Christian documents were composed, early Christian rituals, historical questions concerning Jesus and Paul, and the origin and development of important theological ideas in the early Church. This volume is dedicated to Henk Jan de Jonge (Emeritus Professor in the New Testament, Leiden University) in honour of his important contributions to the field of New Testament Studies.

Paul and Isaiah s Servants

Paul and Isaiah s Servants
Author: Mark S. Gignilliat
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2007-05-10
ISBN: 0567121453
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and Isaiah s Servants Book Excerpt:

Paul's reading of the Old Testament continues to witness to the significance of reading the Old Testament in a Christian way. This study argues that a theological approach to understanding Paul's appeal to and reading of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, offers important insights into the ways in which Christians should read the Old Testament and a two-testament canon today. By way of example, this study explores the ways in which Isaiah 40-66's canonical form presents the gospel in miniature with its movement from Israel to Servant to servants. It is subsequently argued that Paul follows this literary movement in his own theological reflection in 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:10. Jesus takes on the unique role and identity of the Servant of Isaiah 40-55, and Paul takes on the role of the servants of the Servant in Isaiah 53-66. From this exegetical exploration conclusions are drawn in the final chapter that seek to apply a term from the history of interpretation to Paul's reading, that is, the plain sense of Scripture. What does an appeal to plain sense broker? And does Paul's reading of the Old Testament look anything like a plain sense reading? Gignilliat concludes that Paul is reading the Old Testament in such a way that the literal sense and its figural potential and capacity are not divorced but are actually organically linked in what can be termed a plain sense reading.

Conflict at Thessalonica

Conflict at Thessalonica
Author: Todd D. Still
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 337
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN: 1841270032
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflict at Thessalonica Book Excerpt:

The Date of Mark s Gospel

The Date of Mark s Gospel
Author: James G. Crossley
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2004-06-15
ISBN: 0567081958
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Date of Mark s Gospel Book Excerpt:

This book argues that Mark's gospel was not written as late as c. 65-75 CE, but dates from sometime between the late 30s and early 40s CE. It challenges the use of the external evidence (such as Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria) often used for dating Mark, relying instead on internal evidence from the gospel itself. James Crossley also questions the view that Mark 13 reflects the Jewish war, arguing that there are other plausible historical settings. Crossley argues that Mark's gospel takes for granted that Jesus fully observed biblical law and that Mark could only make such an assumption at a time when Christianity was largely law observant: and this could not have been later than the mid-40s, from which point on certain Jewish and gentile Christians were no longer observing some biblical laws (e.g. food, Sabbath).

The History of Early English Literature

The History of Early English Literature
Author: Stopford Augustus Brooke
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 502
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anglo-Saxons
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Early English Literature Book Excerpt:

Unity and Diversity in Christ

Unity and Diversity in Christ
Author: William S Campbell
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN: 0227906233
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unity and Diversity in Christ Book Excerpt:

The legacy of Pauline scholarship, from ancient to modern, is characterised by a surfeit of unsettled, conflicting conclusions that often fail to interpret Paul in relation to his Jewish roots. William S. Campbell takes a stand against this paradigm, emphasising continuity between Judaism and the Christ-movement in Paul's letters. Campbell focusses on important themes, such as diversity, identity and reconciliation, as the basic components of transformation in Christ. The stance from which Paultheologises is one that recognises and underpins social and cultural diversity and includes the correlating demand that because difference is integral to the Christ-movement, the enmity associated with difference cannot be tolerated. Thus, reconciliation emerges as a fundamental value in the Christ-movement. Reconciliation, in this sense, respects and does not negate the particularities of the identity of Jews and those from the nations. In this paradigm, transformation implies the re-evaluation of all things in Christ, whether of Jewish or gentile origin.

Baptism on Account of the Dead 1 Cor 15 29

Baptism on Account of the Dead  1 Cor 15 29
Author: Michael F. Hull
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 327
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9004137769
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baptism on Account of the Dead 1 Cor 15 29 Book Excerpt:

This volume reviews and critiques the over forty different interpretations of 1 Cor 15: 29, then examines the verse anew in terms of its literary, historical, and theological contexts within the writings of Paul.

Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature Volume 1 Paul and the Jewish Law

Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature  Volume 1 Paul and the Jewish Law
Author: Peter Tomson
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN: 9004275142
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature Volume 1 Paul and the Jewish Law Book Excerpt:

Series: Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum Section 1 - The Jewish people in the first century Historial geography, political history, social, cultural and religious life and institutions Edited by S. Safrai and M. Stern in cooperation with D. Flusser and W.C. van Unnik Section 2 - The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud Section 3 - Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature

Heralds and Community

Heralds and Community
Author: Bo Young Kang
Publsiher: Langham Monographs
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-08-30
ISBN: 1783689013
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heralds and Community Book Excerpt:

This book is part of the ongoing debate about Paul’s understanding of the relationship between his own mission and the church’s. While this study endorses some previous scholarship on Paul’s silence about the church’s proactive evangelism in his letters, it argues that explanations for such silence cannot be adequately made from exegetical conclusions on related texts alone. Rather, this study suggests that constructing a plausible conception of mission as understood by Paul, influenced by the impact of the Jesus-tradition and Jewish restoration eschatology, is essential for explaining Paul’s thinking. Dr Kang proposes that Paul’s silence regarding congregational evangelism is due to his unique two-pronged conception of mission – one being the event of eschatological heralds, the other being the event of eschatological community.

Apostle of the Crucified Lord

Apostle of the Crucified Lord
Author: Gorman, Michael
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 707
Release: 2017
ISBN: 0802874282
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apostle of the Crucified Lord Book Excerpt:

THIS COMPREHENSIVE, WIDELY USED TEXT by Michael Gorman presents a theologically focused, historically grounded interpretation of the apostle Paul and raises significant questions for engaging Paul today. After providing substantial background information on Paul's world, career, letters, gospel, spirituality, and theology, Gorman covers in full detail each of the thirteen Pauline epistles. Enhancing the text are questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter as well as numerous photos, maps, and tables throughout. The new introduction in this second edition helpfully situates the book within current approaches to Paul. Gorman also brings the conversation up-to-date with major recent developments in Pauline studies and devotes greater attention to themes of participation, transformation, resurrection, justice, and peace.

Luke s Portrait of Paul

Luke s Portrait of Paul
Author: John Clayton Lentz
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993
ISBN: 0521433169
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Luke s Portrait of Paul Book Excerpt:

The purpose of this book is to seek a fuller understanding of how the characterisation of Paul in Acts would have been perceived by those who first read or heard the Lucan narrative. As the author makes clear, the careful reader of Acts should be amazed at the way St Paul is portrayed therein. Dr Lentz demonstrates, through a careful examination of particular texts, the great improbability that a Jew of strict Pharisaic background would have held, let alone been proud of, Roman citizenship and citizenship of the city of Tarsus. By investigating the social and legal expectations of the first century, the author shows that Paul is seen to be deferred to in matters of legal minutiae by those in positions of authority. He is given high social status and abundant moral virtue in order to attract to Christianity the high-ranking citizen who would recognise in Paul the classical cardinal virtues.

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement
Author: Stanley E. Porter,Andrew W. Pitts
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2018-08-16
ISBN: 9004372741
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Origins and the Establishment of the Early Jesus Movement Book Excerpt:

This book explores the events, people, and writings surrounding the early Jesus movement. The essays are divided into four groups: the movement’s formation, production of its early Gospels, description of the Jesus movement itself, and the Jewish mission and its literature.