Christian Beginnings: Word and Community from Jesus to Post-Apostolic Times  -     Edited By: Jurgen Becker
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Christian Beginnings: Word and Community from Jesus to Post-Apostolic Times

Edited By: Jurgen Becker
Westminster John Knox Press / 1993 / Paperback

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Nine top scholars analyze the social and cultural settings of early Christianity, giving you a clearer understanding of your religious heritage. Includes contributions by C.K. Barrett ("Johannine Christianity"), John K. Riches ("The Synoptic Evangelists and Their Communities"), and Jurgen Becker ("Paul and His Churches"). 358 pages, softcover from Westminster/John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 359
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1993
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664251951
ISBN-13: 9780664251956
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Publisher's Description

This book starts with a general introduction by Jurgen Becker, and continues with a study of the interaction of Jesus with the world around him by Christoph Burchard. Varieties of early Christianity are illuminated in an examination of the oldest Jewish-Christian community by Carsten Colpe; "The Circle of Stephen and Its Mission," by Karl Loning; and "Paul and His Churches," by Jurgen Becker. Starting from the gospels, John K. Riches explores "The Synoptic Evangelists and Their Communities." "Post-Pauline Christianity and Pagan society" are analyzed by Peter Lampe and Ulrich Luz. "Apocalyptic Currents" are reviewed by Ulrich B. Muller, and finally C. Kingsley Barrett delineates "Johannine Christianity."

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Jurgen Becker is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany.

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