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Paul and the Second Century

Paul and the Second Century

Paperback Library of New Testament Studies

Edited by Michael F. Bird, Edited by Joseph R. Dodson

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  • Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 18mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0567117022
  • ISBN 13: 9780567117021
  • Edition statement: NIPPOD
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 914,030

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This volume looks at the imprint and influence that the writings of the Apostle Paul had in the second century, examining the Pauline corpus in conjunction with key second century figures and texts such as Ignatius, Polycarp, and the Epistle of Diognetus . It investigates the impact of Paul's legacy and examines how this legacy shaped the Christianity that emerged in the second century as represented by the Apostolic Fathers, the early Christian Apologists, and among Gnostic and Judeo Christian groups.

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Dr. Michael Bird (Ph.D, University of Queensland, Australia) teaches New Testament and Greek at Highland Theological College in Scotland, UK.He has published in several different academic journals including Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus, Currents in Biblical Research, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Tyndale Bulletin, Westminster Theological Journal, Trinity Journal, and Evangelical Quarterly. Joseph R. Dodson is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the Ouachita Baptist University, USA.

Review quote

The substantial contribution of many of the essays in this volume comes in documenting which aspects of Pauline thought and which texts influenced with second-century church father in what way. This volume thus in some senses documents the early history of Paul's influence in shaping thought within the church and without. -- Tom Wilson Anvil

Table of contents

Abbreviations Preface 1. Introduction - Joseph R. Dodson 2. Paul and the Pauline Letter Collection - Stanley E. Porter 3. Ministry, Martyrdom & Other Mysteries: Pauline Influence on Ignatius of Antioch - Carl Smith 4. Paul and Polycarp Michael W. Holmes 5. The Reception of Paul in the Epistle to Diogenetus - Michael F. Bird 6. Shadow and Light: Marcion's (Mis)Construal of the Apostle Paul - Todd D. Still 7. Justin and Paul - Paul Foster 8. Paul and Valentinian Interpretation - Nicholas Perrin 9. Paul and Jewish Christians in the Second Century - Joel Willits 10. The Acts of Paul and the Legacy of Paul - Andrew Gregory 11. Paul and Irenaeus - Ben Blackwell 12. Tertullian - Paul as Teacher of the Gentile Churches - Andrew M. Bain 13. Paul and Women in Second Century Christianity - Pauline Nigh Hogan 14. The Triumph of Paulinism by the Mid-Third Century - Mark W. Elliot Bibliography Index