Receptions of Paul in Early Christianity

Impacts of Paul are also discernible in early collections of his letters which became an important part of the New Testament canon. This process, resulting in the „canonical Paul", is also considered in this collection.

Author: Jens Schröter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110533781

Category: Religion

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The volume deals with interpretations of Paul, his person and his letters, in various early Christian writings. Some of those, written in the name of Paul, became part of the New Testament, others are included among „Ancient Christian Apocrypha", still others belong to the collection called „The Apostolic Fathers". Impacts of Paul are also discernible in early collections of his letters which became an important part of the New Testament canon. This process, resulting in the „canonical Paul", is also considered in this collection.
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The Reception of Paul and Early Christian Initiation

Situates Pauline analysis within the context of early Christian institutions. Examines the hermeneutics of reception-historical studies.

Author: Benjamin Edsall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108471312

Category: History

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Situates Pauline analysis within the context of early Christian institutions. Examines the hermeneutics of reception-historical studies.
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Receptions of Paul in Early Christianity

31 Early Christian communities founded by Paul took up and revised his ethics or ideas about rituals such as baptism and the Eucharist. The complex “Pauline legacy in relation to women”32 produced divergent and partly opposing ...

Author: Jens Schröter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110533729

Category: Religion

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The volume deals with interpretations of Paul, his person and his letters, in various early Christian writings. Some of those, written in the name of Paul, became part of the New Testament, others are included among „Ancient Christian Apocrypha", still others belong to the collection called „The Apostolic Fathers". Impacts of Paul are also discernible in early collections of his letters which became an important part of the New Testament canon. This process, resulting in the „canonical Paul", is also considered in this collection.
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The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew

This collection of essays from world-renowned scholars examines how Christians of the first two centuries perceived Paul's Jewishness, and how they seized upon Paul's views on Judaism in order to advance their own claims about Christianity.

Author: Isaac W. Oliver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567675231

Category: Religion

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Paul's relationship to Christianity-as a Pharisaic Jew whose moment of revelation on the road to Damascus has made him the most famous early Christian-is still a topic of great interest to scholars of early Christianity and Judaism. This collection of essays from world-renowned scholars examines how Christians of the first two centuries perceived Paul's Jewishness, and how they seized upon Paul's views on Judaism in order to advance their own claims about Christianity. The contributors offer a comprehensive examination of various early Christian views on Paul, in texts contained both in and outside of the New Testament, demonstrating how the reception of Paul's thought affected the formation of Judaism and Christianity into separate entities. Divided into five sections, the arguments focus upon Paul's reception in Ephesians, the other Deutero-Pauline Epistles, the Acts of the Apostles, Marcion of Synope and the reaction of Paul's opponents. Featuring essays from scholars including Judith Lieu, James H. Charlesworth and Harry O. Meier, this volume forms a perfect resource for scholars to reassess Paul's Jewishness and relationship with Judaism.
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The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries From Paul to Josephus literary receptions of Jesus in the first century CE

The three volumes focus upon the diversity of receptions of the Jesus tradition in this time period, with memory theory providing the framework for approaching the complex interactions between the past of the tradition and the present of ...

Author: Chris Keith

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ISBN: LCCN:2019020087

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In The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries, Chris L. Keith, Helen K. Bond, Christine Jacobi and Jens Schröter, together with an international cast of more than 70 contributors, provide a methodologically sophisticated resource, showing the reception history of Jesus and the Jesus tradition in early Christianity. The three volumes focus upon the diversity of receptions of the Jesus tradition in this time period, with memory theory providing the framework for approaching the complex interactions between the past of the tradition and the present of its receptions. Rather than addressing texts specifically as canonical or non-canonical, the volumes show the more complex reality of the reception of the Jesus tradition in early Christianity. Core literary texts such as Gospels and other early Christian writings are discussed in detail, as well as non-literary contexts outside the gospel genre; including the Apostolic Fathers, patristic writers, traditions such as the Abgar Legend, and modifications to the gospel genre such as the Diatesseron. Evidence from material culture, such as pictographic representations of Jesus in iconography and graffiti (e.g. the staurogram and Alexamenos Graffito), as well as representations of Jesus tradition in sarcophagi and in liturgy are also included, in order to fully reflect the transmission and reception of the Jesus tradition. Volume 1 provides an extensive introduction and, in 18 chapters, covers literary representations of Jesus in the first century, featuring gospel literature and other early Christian writings. Volume 2 examines all the literary texts from the second and third centuries, across 40 chapters, examining both gospel writing and other texts. Volume 3 examines visual, liturgical and non-Christian receptions of Jesus in the second and third centuries, across 24 chapters.
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Resurrection and Reception in Early Christianity

In the chapter, Paul presupposed the reader's awareness of earliest Christian “eyewitness” accounts to Jesus' postmortem appearances. That is to say, one should not see Paul as the innovator of such stories; he merely joins a running ...

Author: Richard C. Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317585848

Category: Religion

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This book offers an original interpretation of the origin and early reception of the most fundamental claim of Christianity: Jesus’ resurrection. Richard Miller contends that the earliest Christians would not have considered the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ resurrection to be literal or historical, but instead would have recognized this narrative as an instance of the trope of divine translation, common within the Hellenistic and Roman mythic traditions. Given this framework, Miller argues, early Christians would have understood the resurrection story as fictitious rather than historical in nature. By drawing connections between the Gospels and ancient Greek and Roman literature, Miller makes the case that the narratives of the resurrection and ascension of Christ applied extensive and unmistakable structural and symbolic language common to Mediterranean "translation fables," stock story patterns derived particularly from the archetypal myths of Heracles and Romulus. In the course of his argument, the author applies a critical lens to the referential and mimetic nature of the Gospel stories, and suggests that adapting the "translation fable" trope to accounts of Jesus’ resurrection functioned to exalt him to the level of the heroes, demigods, and emperors of the Hellenistic and Roman world. Miller’s contentions have significant implications for New Testament scholarship and will provoke discussion among scholars of early Christianity and Classical studies.
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The Early Reception of Paul the Second Temple Jew

This collection of essays examines how Christians of the first two centuries perceived Paul's Jewishness and how they seized upon Paul's views on Judaism in order to advance their own claims about Christianity.

Author: Isaac W. Oliver

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ISBN: 0567675246

Category: Bible

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"Paul was a Pharisaic Jew whose moment of revelation on the road to Damascus has made him the most famous early Christian convert. His relationship to Christianity is and has been a topic of great interest to scholars of early Christianity and Judaism. This collection of essays examines how Christians of the first two centuries perceived Paul's Jewishness and how they seized upon Paul's views on Judaism in order to advance their own claims about Christianity. The essays offer a comprehensive examination of various Christian views on Paul in texts contained both in and outside of the New Testament. Thus, the essays elucidate how the reception of Paul's thought affected the formation of Judaism and Christianity into separate entities. The chapters include an analysis of Marcion, Paul and the Jews by Judith Lieu, as well as musing on the placement of Acts in Pauline research by James H. Charlesworth and an analysis of Paul in relation to the Greek Old Testament from Harry O. Maier."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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From Paul to Josephus

The three volumes focus upon the diversity of receptions of the Jesus tradition in this time period, with memory theory providing the framework for approaching the complex interactions between the past of the tradition and the present of ...

Author: Helen K. Bond

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ISBN: 0567640108

Category: Church history

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In The Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries, Chris L. Keith, Helen K. Bond, Christine Jacobi and Jens Schröter, together with an international cast of more than 70 contributors, provide a methodologically sophisticated resource, showing the reception history of Jesus and the Jesus tradition in early Christianity. The three volumes focus upon the diversity of receptions of the Jesus tradition in this time period, with memory theory providing the framework for approaching the complex interactions between the past of the tradition and the present of its receptions. Rather than addressing texts specifically as canonical or non-canonical, the volumes show the more complex reality of the reception of the Jesus tradition in early Christianity. Core literary texts such as Gospels and other early Christian writings are discussed in detail, as well as non-literary contexts outside the gospel genre; including the Apostolic Fathers, patristic writers, traditions such as the Abgar Legend, and modifications to the gospel genre such as the Diatesseron. Evidence from material culture, such as pictographic representations of Jesus in iconography and graffiti (e.g. the staurogram and Alexamenos Graffito), as well as representations of Jesus tradition in sarcophagi and in liturgy are also included, in order to fully reflect the transmission and reception of the Jesus tradition. Volume 1 provides an extensive introduction and, in 18 chapters, covers literary representations of Jesus in the first century, featuring gospel literature and other early Christian writings. Volume 2 examines all the literary texts from the second and third centuries, across 40 chapters, examining both gospel writing and other texts. Volume 3 examines visual, liturgical and non-Christian receptions of Jesus in the second and third centuries, across 24 chapters.
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The New Cambridge Companion to St Paul

The afterlives of Paul make sense as early Christian improvisations of history rooted in the growing sainthood of this ... eds., Receptions of Paul in Early Christianity: The Person of Paul and His Writings through the Eyes of His Early ...

Author: Bruce W. Longenecker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108540070

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St Paul was a pivotal and controversial figure in the fledgling Jesus movement of the first century. The New Cambridge Companion to St Paul provides an invaluable entryway into the study of Paul and his letters. Composed of sixteen essays by an international team of scholars, it explores some of the key issues in the current study of his dynamic and demanding theological discourse. The volume first examines Paul's life and the first-century context in which he and his communities lived. Contributors then analyze particular writings by comparing and contrasting at least two selected letters, while thematic essays examine topics of particular importance, including how Paul read scripture, his relation to Judaism and monotheism, why his message may have been attractive to first-century audiences, how his message was elaborated in various ways in the first four centuries, and how his theological discourse might relate to contemporary theological discourse and ideological analysis today.
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Textual History and the Reception of Scripture in Early Christianity

the Christians are the people that inherit and that the covenant is for them is found in Gen 25:21–23. ... Both Paul and Barnabas apparently draw from a “pool” of OT passsages that were used in early Christian circles to demonstrate ...

Author: Johannes de Vries

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589839052

Category: Religion

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The essays in this volume summarize an international research project on early Christian citations from Israel’s scriptures. These quotations are not only theologically significant but are also part of the textual history of the Septuagint and adjacent textual traditions of the Greek and Hebrew Old Testament. The essays discuss relevant manuscripts (Bible codices, papyri, etc.) up to the fifth century, signs and marginal notes (e.g., the diplé) that were used in the ancient scriptoria, and the specifics of the reception history in early Christianity from Matthew to 1 Peter and from the apostolic fathers to Theophilos of Antioch. The contributors are Felix Albrecht, Ronald H. van der Bergh, Heinz-Josef Fabry, Kerstin Heider, Martin Karrer, Christin Klein, Arie van der Kooij, Siegfried Kreuzer, Horacio E. Lona, Martin Meiser, Maarten J. J. Menken, Matthias Millard, Darius Müller, Ferdinand R. Prostmeier, Alexander Stokowski, Martin Vahrenhorst, Christiane Veldboer, and Johannes de Vries.
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The Reception of Jewish Tradition in the Social Imagination of the Early Christians

The contributors to this volume take as their theme the reception of Jewish traditions in early Christianity, and the ways in which the meaning of these traditions changed as they were put to work in new contexts and for new social ends.

Author: John M.G. Barclay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567696007

Category: Religion

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The contributors to this volume take as their theme the reception of Jewish traditions in early Christianity, and the ways in which the meaning of these traditions changed as they were put to work in new contexts and for new social ends. Special emphasis is placed on the internal variety and malleability of these traditions, which underwent continual processes of change within Judaism, and on reception as an active, strategic, and interested process. All the essays in this volume seek to bring out how acts of reception contribute to the social formation of early Christianity, in its social imagination (its speech and thought about itself) or in its social practices, or both. This volume challenges static notions of tradition and passive ideas of 'reception', stressing creativity and the significance of 'strong' readings of tradition. It thus complicates standard narratives of 'the parting of the ways' between 'Christianity' and 'Judaism', showing how even claims to continuity were bound to make the same different.
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Themelios Volume 39 Issue 1

The first essay, “Paul after Paul: A (Hi)story of Reception,” is among the most ambitious. Here Marguerat proposes a new framework for approaching the reception of Paul within early Christianity. In particular, Marguerat is concerned to ...

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725249608

Category: Religion

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary
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Jesus Paul and Early Christianity

17:9-14).29 It is evident from the context that the new preachers are telling the Gentile Christians in Galatia that the reception of the Spirit is conditional upon doing the Law, beginning with circumcision.30 It is but a short step ...

Author: Rieuwerd Buitenwerf

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004170339

Category: Religion

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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.
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Theology and Practice in Early Christianity

Reception History My essay on Paul's pneumatological statements participates in a recent debate about Paul's conception of material pneuma.50 Identifying the major participants in this debate, Jeremy W. Barrier states: While discussions ...

Author: Troy W. Martin

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161548116

Category: Religion

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Early Christianity did not originate in a vacuum but in a world of linguistic, social, religious, and cultural richness and diversity. The twenty-two seminal essays in this volume - some previously published, some newly written - represent almost three decades of research by Troy W. Martin to understand how early Christianity developed in the ancient world. The broad-ranging investigations in these essays give attention not only to the linguistic and rhetorical features of early Christian texts, but also to the social, philosophical, physiological, and medical contexts in which these texts were written. The essays provide new understandings of early Christian conceptions of salvation and of the virtues of faith, hope and love that characterized early Christian communities. They include new medical and physiological explanations of early Christian sacraments, pneumatology, and eschatology and furthermore investigate early Christian communal life and practice, including the veiling of women, male/female relationships, and time-keeping. The essays include reception histories that describe their influence on subsequent research and place them within the context of contemporary research and scholarship. Those familiar with the well-trodden ground of New Testament studies will find in these essays new insights and previously unexplored comparative material for understanding early Christianity and the world in which it originated.
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Peter in Early Christianity

Paul Hartog probes the reception of Peter in two early texts more often linked with Pauline Christianity: 1 Clement and Polycarp's Epistle to the Philippians. Despite the paucity of overt references to Peter, Hartog argues that there is ...

Author: Helen K. Bond

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802871718

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The Departure of an Apostle

22 Yale dissertation , “ As the Apostle Teaches : The Development of the Use of Paul's Letters in Second - Century Christianity , ” two years later ( 1981 ) .20 A major volume on Pauline reception , Paul and the Legacies of Paul ...

Author: Alexander N. Kirk

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161543114

Category: Religion

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What was Paul's attitude toward his own death? How did he act and what did he say and write in view of it? What hopes did he hold for himself beyond death? Alexander N. Kirk explores these questions through a close reading of four Pauline letters that look ahead to Paul's death and other relevant texts in the first two generations after Paul's death (AD 70-160). The author studies portraits of the departed Paul in Acts, 1 Clement, the letters of Ignatius, Polycarp's letter To the Philippians, and the Martyrdom of Paul. He also examines portraits of the departing Paul in 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philippians, and 2 Timothy, arguing that Paul's death did not primarily present an existential challenge, but a pastoral one. Although touching upon several areas of recent scholarly interest, Alexander N. Kirk sets forth a new research question and fresh interpretations of early Christian and Pauline texts.
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Early Patristic Readings of Romans

Yet , the task of tracing the earliest receptions of Paul's Letter to the Romans is challenging , because the thought world of the early Christians is remote , molten , largely oral , and as such hard to trace .

Author: Kathy L. Gaca

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 056702931X

Category: Religion

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This volume traces the earliest receptions of Paul's Letter to the Romans, seeking to elucidate their hermeneutical strategies as they endorse, explain, construct, and rework Romans as a normative authority. These early patristic readings of Romans by Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, Origen, and others are pivotal. Long before Augustine and Luther they set formative interpretive principles upon which is built the imposing yet diverse edifice of subsequent interpretations and uses of Romans. By the end of the second century CE, the letters of Paul had established themselves as authoritative bearers of divine revelation. Yet, the task of tracing the earliest receptions of Paul's Letter to the Romans is challenging, because the thought world of the early Christians is remote, molten, largely oral, and as such hard to trace. The essays in this volume rise to the challenge by explicating significant aspects of Paul's reception among early Christian readers. They ask: How did these readers construct Paul's view of pagan and Christian relations? of the Gentiles? Of Jewish salvation? Of faith? Of resurrection? Of Christian Platonist principles? Contributors to this volume demonstrate specific ways in which Romans was appropriated to define the philosophy of Christian Platonism, a development which has had an enduring impact upon the creation of a Christian paideia. >
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The Apostolic Fathers and Paul

... on the reception of Paul in the early Church.2 Underpinning and giving impetus to much of this recent discussion is the realization that Paul's influence was very widespread, even if a significant number of early Christian authors ...

Author: Todd D. Still

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567672308

Category: Religion

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Building on the work of Tertullian and Paul this volume continues a series of specially commissioned studies by leading voices in New Testament/Early Christianity and Patristics studies to consider how Paul was read, interpreted and received by the Church Fathers. In this volume the use of Paul's writings is examined within the work of the Apostolic Fathers. Issue of influence, reception, theology and history are examined to show how Paul's work influenced the developing theology of the early Church. The literary style of Paul's output is also examined. The contributors to the volume represent leading lights in the study of the Apostolic Fathers, as well as respected names from the field of New Testament studies.
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Early Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism

important role in the debates on matters related to the Gentile converts in Early Christianity. 5. Jesus Christ, Jews and Gentiles Paul links the Galatians' reception of the Spirit specifically to the proclamation of the crucified Jesus ...

Author: Peder Borgen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567620798

Category: Religion

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These studies break new ground in the exploration of early Christianity and Judaism towards the end of the Second Temple period.Professor Borgen introduces fresh perspectives on many central issues in the complexity of Judaism both within Palestine and in the Diaspora. He also examines the variety of tendencies which existed within Christianity as it emerged within Judaism and spread out into other nations.An invaluable study for all scholars, teachers and students of the New Testament in general and of Judaica, Classics and Hellenism
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Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christian Contexts

Harrington, Daniel J. “The Reception of Walter Bauer's Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity during the Last Decade.” HTR 73 (1980) 289–98. Hartog, Paul. “1 Corinthians 2:9 in the Apostolic Fathers.” In a forthcoming volume on ...

Author: Paul A Hartog

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227904947

Category: Religion

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Eighty years ago, Walter Bauer promulgated a bold and provocative thesis about early Christianity. He argued that many forms of Christianity started the race, but one competitor pushed aside the others, until this powerful 'orthodox' version won theday. The victors rewrote history, marginalizing all other perspectives and silencing their voices, even though the alternatives possessed equal right to the title of normative Christianity. Bauer's influence still casts a long shadow on early Christian scholarship. Were heretical movements the original forms of Christianity? Did the heretics outnumber the orthodox? Did orthodox heresiologists accurately portray their opponents? And more fundamentally, how can one make any objective distinction between 'heresy' and 'orthodoxy'? Is such labeling merely the product of socially situated power? Did numerous, valid forms of Christianity exist without any validating norms of Christianity? This collection of essays, each written by a relevant authority, tackles such questions with scholarly acumen and careful attention to historical, cultural-geographical, and socio-rhetorical detail. Although recognizing the importance of Bauer's critical insights, innovative methodologies, and fruitful suggestions, the contributors expose numerous claims of the Bauer thesis (in both original and recent manifestations) that fall short of the historical evidence.
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