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An introduction to the New Testament and the origins of Christianity
AuthorBurkett, Delbert Royce
Pub. LocationCambridge, Eng.PublisherCambridge University Press
Datec2002Phys. Desc.xv, 600 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
LocationReading RoomCall NumberBS2330.3.B87 2002
An introduction to the New Testament and the origins of Christianity / Delbert Burkett.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: pt. I: 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 -- pt. II: 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 -- pt. III: Acts. The book of acts -- pt. IV: 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 -- pt. V: Judaic Christianity. Judaic Christianity -- The letter of James -- The Didache -- pt. VI: Gnostic Christianity. Gnostic Christianity -- The Gospel of Thomas -- pt. VII: 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 -- Appendix 1. Lucian on sacrifice -- Appendix 2. The Essenes -- Appendix 3. Jewish Messianic hopes -- Appendix 4. Divine men and their births -- Appendix 5. Apotheoses -- Appendix 6. Miracle stories in the ancient world -- Appendix 7. The infancy Gospel of Thomas -- Appendix 8. The Gospel of Peter -- Appendix 9. The Didache -- Appendix 10. Selections from the Gospel of Thomas -- Appendix 11. Selections from 1 Clement -- Appendix 12. Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans 1-9 -- Appendix 13. Selections from the epistle of Barnabas -- Appendix 14. Conflict with Rome.

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Subject(s)Bible. N.T.--Introductions
Christianity--Origin
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryEditionReprintRec. #8508
ISBN0521007208LCCN2001-43103OCLC47705691