The Didache, The Epistle of Barnabas

The Epistles and The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp, The Fragments of Papias, The Epistle to Diognetus


Author: James Aloysius Kleist

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809102471

Category: Religion

Page: 235

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The Didache purports to be an instruction based on sayings of the Lord and given by the Twelve Apostles to pagans who wished to become Christians.

Handbook of Patristic Exegesis

The Bible in Ancient Christianity


Author: Charles Kannengiesser

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884141402


Page: N.A

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Through this Handbook of Patristic Exegesis, the reader will obtain a balanced and cohesive picture of the Early Church. It gives an overall view of the reception, transmission, and interpretation of the Bible in the life and thought of the Church during the first five centuries of Christianity, the so-called patristic era. The handbook offers the context and presuppositions necessary for understanding the development of the interpretative traditions of the Early Church, in its catechesis, its liturgy and as a foundation of its systems of theology. The handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the history of patristic exegesis. Apart from a general introduction to the major topics in this field, it contains essays by leading patristic scholars on the most important Church Fathers, such as Augustine, Irenaeus, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, and others. The essays are supplemented by bibliographies of editions and studies on patristic exegesis published from 1945 until 1995. Together, these bibliographies form the only comprehensive bibliography presently available on this topic.

The Early Text of the New Testament


Author: Charles E. Hill,Michael J. Kruger

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191505048

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The Early Text of the New Testament aims to examine and assess from our earliest extant sources the most primitive state of the New Testament text now known. What sort of changes did scribes make to the text? What is the quality of the text now at our disposal? What can we learn about the nature of textual transmission in the earliest centuries? In addition to exploring the textual and scribal culture of early Christianity, this volume explores the textual evidence for all the sections of the New Testament. It also examines the evidence from the earliest translations of New Testament writings and the citations or allusions to New Testament texts in other early Christian writers.

The Apocalypse of St. John

The Greek Text with Introd., Notes and Indices


Author: Henry Barclay Swete

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 335

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Gospel of Glory

Major Themes in Johannine Theology


Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441227083

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1908

Throughout Christian history, the Gospel of John's distinctive way of presenting the life, works, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus have earned it labels such as "the spiritual Gospel" and "the maverick Gospel." It has been seen as the most theological of the four canonical Gospels. In this volume Richard Bauckham, a leading biblical scholar and a bestselling author in the academy, illuminates main theological themes of the Gospel of John. Bauckham provides insightful analysis of key texts, covering topics such as divine and human community, God's glory, the cross and the resurrection, and the sacraments. This work will serve as an ideal supplemental text for professors and students in a course on John or the four Gospels. It will also be of interest to New Testament scholars and theologians.

Bound by the Bible

Jews, Christians and the Sacrifice of Isaac


Author: Edward Kessler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521835428

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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The Sacrifice of Isaac is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. It is also a shocking account of how Abraham's faith in God was demonstrated by a willingness to sacrifice his long-awaited son at God's command. This story has been a source of fascination for Jews and Christians for many centuries and here, Edward Kessler offers an enthralling account of Jewish and Christian interpretations of this biblical story. For understandable reasons, it has been assumed that Judaism influenced Christian interpretation but relatively little attention has been given to the question of the influence of Christianity upon Judaism. Kessler provides an insight into this absorbing two-way encounter and argues that neither Jewish nor Christian interpretations can be understood properly without reference to the other. As Jews and Christians lived, and continue to live, in a biblically orientated culture, Kessler shows how both were 'bound by the bible'.

Philology of the Gospels


Author: Friedrich W. Blass

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597522864

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Contents St. Luke's Gospel Distinctly a Literary Work The Proem of St. Luke When Did St. Luke Write? Arguments for and against the Early Date of St. Luke's Gospel Importance and Method of Textual Criticism in the New Testament Textual Condition of the Gospels: Matthew, Luke The Question of the Double Text in St. Luke's Gospel and in the Acts The Proofs for Two Distinct Texts in the Acts The Double Text in St. Luke's Gospel Some Other Textual Difficulties in St. Luke's Gospel Textual Condition and Original Separate Forms of Mark's Gospel Textual Condition of St. John's Gospel

He That Cometh

The Messiah Concept in the Old Testament and Later Judaism


Author: Sigmund Mowinckel

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802828507

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Before we can understand the message of Jesus, we must have some knowledge of the messianic concepts of his time. He That Cometh by Sigmund Mowinckel offers the most comprehensive study available of messianic thought in the Bible. Featuring here a new retrospective foreword by John J. Collins, He That Cometh first explores the antecedents of the term "Messiah" in the Old Testament, focusing on the idea of a coming future king in early Jewish eschatology. It then examines the messianic concept as used in later Judaism and in the early church. The book concludes with an impressive discussion of the phrase "Son of Man," the term Jesus himself used to interpret his own messianic mission. Every student of biblical history and theology can profit immensely from a careful study of this monumental work. Mowinckel's exhaustive documentation and his comprehensive analyses of both scriptural sources and modern scholarship have earned for this volume a high standing among studies of Jewish and Christian thought.

The New Isaac

Tradition and Intertextuality in the Gospel of Matthew


Author: Leroy Andrew Huizenga

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004175695

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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Gospel scholarship has long recognized that Matthean Christology is a rich, multifaceted tapestry weaving multifold Old Testment figures together in the person of Jesus. It is somewhat strange, therefore, that scholarship has found little role for the figure of Isaac in the Gospel of Matthew. Employing Umberto Eco's theory of the Model Reader as a theoretical basis to ground the phenomenon of Matthean intertextuality, this work contends that when read rightly as a coherent narrative in its first-century setting, with proper attention to both biblical texts and extrabiblical traditions about Isaac, the Gospel of Matthew evinces a significant Isaac typology in service of presenting Jesus as new temple and decisive sacrifice.

The Day of Atonement

Its Interpretations in Early Jewish and Christian Traditions


Author: Thomas Hieke,Tobias Nicklas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004216804

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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The “Day of Atonement” in Leviticus 16 had a formative influence on Judaism and Christianity. The essays in this volume form a representative cross section of the history of reception of Leviticus 16 and the tradition of the Yom ha-Kippurim.

The Gospel of John


Author: Francis J. Moloney,Daniel J. Harrington

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814658062

Category: Religion

Page: 594

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This commentary on the Gospel of John by Francis J. Moloney, S.B.D. focuses on the narrative design of the Fourth Gospel and traces the influence of this Gospel's story on its readers, namely on John's aim of bringing readers to a point of decision.

The Development and Symbolism of Passover


Author: Tamara Prosic

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567287890

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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Tamara Prosic gives a new explanation of the origins, development and symbolism of Passover. First, she examines Passover from the diachronic perspective, tracing its development from the period before the centralisation of the cult until the second destruction of the temple. Issues with previous scholarship are considered, while at the same time she places the study of Passover within the framework of the new paradigm of historical studies of ancient Israel that advocates the indigenous Canaanitic origin of Israelites. The second part of the book is synchronic in its approach to Passover and deals with its symbolism. Prosic discusses Passover in biblical legends arguing that the pre-Yahwistic Passover was essentially a rite of passage. From there the investigation moves to symbolic elements of Passover such as time symbolism, space symbolism and symbolism of the sacrifice. This is volume 414 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement series.

The Fathers of the Church

A Comprehensive Introduction


Author: Hubertus R. Drobner

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801098185

Category: Religion

Page: 688

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Good, solid, contemporary introductions to patristic authors and writings are difficult to find in the English-speaking world, and European volumes are expensive. This volume, which is Siegfried Schatzmann's translation of Lehrbuch der Patrologie, offers English-speaking readers easy access to Hubertus R. Drobner's traditional introduction to early Christian thought. Hubertus R. Drobner brings patristics scholarship up to date in this traditional introduction. His work is sufficiently broad to be a useful summary of early Christian history and the expansive strokes of doctrinal debate and development and provides a clear presentation of early Christian thought. Drobner introduces new materials throughout this updated edition of his handbook. A general map and several timetables add to the clarity of the volume. The Fathers of the Church is valuable in its presentation of contemporary studies and views. Patristics students will benefit from this dependable overview of early Christian texts, and scholars and libraries will appreciate the extensive bibliography, indexes, and other resources.

The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel


Author: Gilbert van Belle

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers


Category: Religion

Page: 1003

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The present volume contains the papers read at the 54th Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense (July 27-29, 2005). The general theme of the meeting was "The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel". Part I is comprised of fourteen "Main Papers" delivered by invited speakers. It includes contributions on the sign of the cross (G. Van Belle), the narrative and theological significance of the death of Jesus (J. Frey), the interpretation of the passion in the farewell discourses (J. Zumstein), the characterisation of Pilate (R.A. Piper), a study of God, Jesus, Satan, and human agency (C.R. Koester), two studies on the Lamb of God (R. Bieringer and M. Gourgues), the Markan and Johannine theology of the Cross (U. Schnelle), the anticipations of the death of Jesus (J.-M. Sevrin), the commandment of love interpreted from the perspective of the cross (D. Senior), a diachronical approach to "the lifting up and glorification of the Son of Man" (M. de Boer), a study on tradition, history and theology of the death of Jesus (J. Painter), the meaning of the "laying down" of life in Jn 10,11 and Jn 15,13 (T. Soding), and the role of the Jews in 19,16 (L. Devillers). Part II, "Offered Papers", includes 38 papers with thematic readings or studies on specific passages of the Fourth Gospel.

Treatises on Marriage and Remarriage

To His Wife : An Exhortation to Chastity : Monogamy


Author: Tertullian

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809101498

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 196

View: 8716

These three treatises on marriage, though not generally classified among Tertullian's major compositions, are works of considerable interest and importance.

I Gave A Gonski

Selected Speeches


Author: David Gonski

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857979779

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 6668

David Gonski, businessman, philanthropist and patron of the arts, is one of Australia's most successful people, whose name has passed into the language as the author of the Gonski report into education funding. In this collection of mostly unpublished speeches, he writes for the first time about the issues he feels passionately about - everything from the importance of philanthropy to why we need more women on boards, from why better education funding is of such critical importance to our nation to what makes a good chairman or company director. He also provides a glimpse into the man behind the name, as he recounts the story of his parents' arrival in Australia from South Africa in the context of a deeply felt piece on whether Australia really is the land of the fair go, as his parents dreamed it would be. Sure to stimulate some lively conversations, this is a rigorous, thoughtful and accessible examination of some of the important issues in Australian society.