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Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Author : Everett Ferguson
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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Author : Everett Ferguson
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Widely used as a textbook since its publication in 1987, this work provides an analytical and systematic introduction to the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, literary, and religious backgrounds necessary for a historical understanding of the New Testament in the early church.

Handbook of Early Christianity

Author : Anthony J. Blasi
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Light from the Gentiles Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity

Author : Abraham J. Malherbe
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In these fifty-three essays spanning over fifty years Abraham J. Malherbe illustrates how a critically informed appreciation of Graeco-Roman literary traditions such as Hellenistic moral philosophy and Middle Platonism can enrich our understanding of Paul, Athenagoras, and other early Christian writings.

Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity

Author : Gary B. Ferngren
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Lawyer, activist, and poet A.M Klein dreamed of a country where all might live according to their beliefs and religion. His poetry earned him the Governor Generals Award in 1948.


Author : Edward D. Andrews
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THE READING CULTURE OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY provides the reader with the production process of the New Testament books, the publication process, how they were circulated, and to what extent they were used in the early Christian church. It examines the making of the New Testament books, the New Testament secretaries and the material they used, how the early Christians viewed the New Testament books, and the literacy level of the Christians in the first three centuries. It also explores how the gospels went from an oral message to a written record, the accusation that the apostles were uneducated, the inspiration and inerrancy in the writing process of the New Testament books, the trustworthiness of the early Christian copyists, and the claim that the early scribes were predominantly amateurs. Andrews also looks into the early Christian’s use of the codex [book form], how did the spread of early Christianity affect the text of the New Testament, and how was the text impacted by the Roman Empire’s persecution of the early Christians?

Hebrew Bible Old Testament From the beginnings to the Middle Ages until 1300

Author : Christianus Brekelmans
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Paul and the salvation of the individual electronic resource

Author : Gary W. Burnett
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This work suggests that it is possible to maintain that Paul had a lively interest in the salvation of the individual, without having to revert to traditional Lutheran interpretations of the text. It focuses on three important texts in Romans.

Early Christianity

Author : Wendy Elgersma Helleman
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Designed as an undergraduate textbook, and shaped by needs of both Muslim and Christian students across Africa, this resource provides a thorough introduction to the history, theology and teaching of early Christianity. Professors Helleman and Gaiya follow Christianity from its inception in Jerusalem through to the decline of the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean and the development of Orthodox churches in the East and in Africa before the arrival of Islam. The book provides an overview of critical historical events, controversies, teaching, and important individuals and movements providing foundational understanding of early developments in Christianity and the general history of antiquity. Students and lecturers will also appreciate the attention given to the role of North African leaders in early Christianity and the impact of major issues on the North African church, such as Gnosticism, Donatism and Arianism. Additional Features: • Introduction to online tools & resources •Survey of the study of early Christianity • Introduction to key historians • Evaluation of recent literature & early Christianity

Rising to Everlasting Life

Author : Teri S. Riddering
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"Jews and Christians Rising to Everlasting Life" is a compendium of foundational texts from Biblical and extra-Biblical sources that provide support to the Jewish and Christian belief in the final resurrection of the dead.Some of the questions addressed are: * What are the early Hebraic texts that formed each tradition?* How did Jesus' resurrection affect the "mainstream" Jewish view of the resurrection?* How did the Apostle Paul interpret and confirm Jesus' teaching and resurrection?* How did early Christians define our present Evangelical eschatology?* How did early Rabbinic sages formulate and shape modern Jewish theology on the resurrection?Are we both talking about the same resurrection event prior to the Messianic Age? Most importantly, are both Jews and Christians going to participate together in this once-in-all-of-humankind event?Teri S. Riddering has spent the last 16 years studying the subject of the final resurrection and other eschatological events. She finished her MA in Theological Studies at Liberty University of Lynchburg, Virginia in 2009 (Cum Laude), and is presently doing her PhD at the University of the Holy Land, Center for the Study of Early Christianity in Jerusalem, Israel.She has worked as translator, web manager, and radio producer of educational material in Spanish for Bridges for Peace since 1997. Between 1999 and 2005 she directed the National Office of Bridges for Peace for the Spanish-speaking population, speaking in churches and developing relations between Christians and Jews in several countries in Latin America, especially Puerto Rico. She lived and worked in Jerusalem between 1997-99, and then 2005-10, learning about the Jewish traditions and their worldview, while being a living example of Christian love and service to Israel.