The Earliest Christian Hymnbook

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Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227903072
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The Earliest Christian Hymnbook from the Author: . That the earliest followers of Jesus wrote poetry, hymns, and odes is evident already in the New Testament. This volume is a translation of The Odes of Solomon, a collection of early Christian hymns or odes; some are obviously Christian, others perhaps Jewish. The beauty of these poems is a tribute to the depth of spirituality in early communities of Christians, some of whom were perhaps also Jews or converted Jews. Professor Charlesworth offers an inviting introduction and a translation of this work that is both engaging and true to the original languages. The Index of Ancient Sources provides the reader access to the wide range of references in the notes.

Early Christian Fathers

Author: Cyril Richardson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684829517
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Early Christian Fathers from the Author: Cyril Richardson. This selection of writings from early church leaders includes work by Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Athenagoras, and Justin Martyr.Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works--each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century--contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

The New Testament And Early Christian Literature In Greco Roman Context

Author: David Edward Aune
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004143041
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The New Testament And Early Christian Literature In Greco Roman Context from the Author: David Edward Aune. This volume is a collection of newly published scholarly studies honoring Prof.Dr. David. E. Aune on his 65th birthday. These groundbreaking studies written by prominent international scholars investigate a range of topics in the New Testament and early Christian literature with insights drawn from Greco-Roman culture and Hellenistic Judaism.

The Church As Paradise And The Way Therein Early Christian Appropriation Of Genesis 3 22 24

Author: Christopher A. Graham
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004342087
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The Church As Paradise And The Way Therein Early Christian Appropriation Of Genesis 3 22 24 from the Author: Christopher A. Graham. In The Church as Paradise and the Way Therein, Christopher A. Graham demonstrates how early Christian authors referenced Genesis 3:22–24 in order to signify that, through the Church, humanity has access to the divine truth and life lost at the expulsion.

Pre Christian Gnosticism

Author: Edwin M. Yamauchi
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1592443966
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Pre Christian Gnosticism from the Author: Edwin M. Yamauchi. One of the most important issues facing New Testament scholarship today is the issue of Gnosticism. So wrote the author in 1973 in the first edition. With the publication since then of the entire Nag Hammadi library, this observation has become even more incisive. Was there a pre-Christian Gnosticism? Did Gnosticism directly or indirectly influence nascent Christianity? Many modern scholars argue that Gnosticism preceded the emergence of New Testament Christianity and constituted the raw material from which the apostles formed their message about Jesus. The author here analyzes the evidence used to support this thesis. He notes a series of methodological fallacies in the use of this evidence and concludes that clearly Gnostic materials are late and pre-Christian materials are not clearly Gnostic. A new chapter in this paperback edition brings the discussion up to date.

The Kal M Cosmological Argument A Reassessment

Author: Jacobus Erasmus
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319734385
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The Kal M Cosmological Argument A Reassessment from the Author: Jacobus Erasmus. This book offers a discussion of the kalām cosmological argument, and presents a defence of a version of that argument after critically evaluating three of the most important versions of the argument. It argues that, since the versions of the kalām cosmological argument defended by Philoponus (c. 490–c. 570), al-Ghazālī (1058– 1111), and the contemporary philosopher, William Lane Craig, all deny the possibility of the existence of an actual infinite, these arguments are incompatible with Platonism and the view that God foreknows an endless future. This conclusion, however, is not a problem for the proponents of the kalām cosmological argument, for the book shows how the argument can be defended without denying the possibility of the actual infinite. In order to offer a comprehensive analysis of Philoponus and al-Ghazālī’s cosmological arguments, the book draws on recent English translations of some of their works. Next, the book advances a detailed argument against the popular argument based on the impossibility of an actual infinite. Finally, the book offers a unique defence of the kalām cosmological argument by defending philosophical arguments for a beginning of time that do not deny the actual infinite, evaluating which hypothesis best explains the discoveries of modern cosmology, and offering an argument in support of the premise that, if the universe came into existence, then God brought it into existence.

Mercer Dictionary Of The Bible

Author: Watson E. Mills
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865543737
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Mercer Dictionary Of The Bible from the Author: Watson E. Mills. An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're

History And Literature Of Early Christianity

Author: Helmut Koester
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110812657
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History And Literature Of Early Christianity from the Author: Helmut Koester. 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.

Introduction To The New Testament

Author: Helmut Koester
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110149708
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Introduction To The New Testament from the Author: Helmut Koester. 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.

Union With God In Christ

Author: Matthew Friedman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498278388
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Union With God In Christ from the Author: Matthew Friedman. A significant number of Muslim communities throughout the world reflect varying degrees of involvement in Islamic mysticism. What bridges are present in this context that will facilitate not only evangelism, but also discipleship and community formation? Matthew Friedman guides the reader on a journey examining the response of the early Christian community to the challenges of ancient Jewish and Hellenic mysticism, focusing on the central idea of “union with God in Christ.” Far from finding this to be a leftover from the early Church, he discovers that this theme remained crucial into the Reformation, particularly in the writing and work of eighteenth-century figures John and Charles Wesley.Join Friedman as he explores resources for discipleship and community building that will be relevant to both scholars and practitioners alike, and will be effective for witness within modern contexts of Islamic mysticism worldwide.