Paul and the Second Century

Paul and the Second Century

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This is an examination of the apostle Paul within the Second Century, focused upon the writings of the Apostolic Fathers. 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". As such this volume is an exercise in the Wirkungsgeschichte or 'effective-history' of Paul. 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. The contributors are experts in their respective areas. Each contributor in turn examines how a given document or group reflects the influence of Paul's life, letters, and theology and the various and even competing ways in which Paul's legacy may be seen to have been appropriated. As such this is the first volume to present an extended juxtaposition of Paul's thought with such a wide selection of writings from the second century. Formerly the "Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement", a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches, "The Early Christianity in Context" series, a part of "JSNTS", examines the birth and development of early Christianity up to the end of the third century CE. The series places Christianity in its social, cultural, political and economic context. "European Seminar on Christian Origins" and "Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus Supplement" are also part of "JSNTS".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 30mm | 598.74g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • T.& T.Clark Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0567158276
  • 9780567158277
  • 1,306,974

About Michael F. Bird

Joseph Dodson is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University, USA 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 more

Table of contents

Introduction: Preston M. Sprinkle (Cedarville, USA); Paul and the Pauline Letter Collection: Stanley Porter (McMaster Divinity College, Canada); Paul and Ignatius: Carl Smith (Cedarville University, USA); Paul and the Letter of Polycarp: Michael Holmes (Bethel University, USA); Paul and the Epistle of Diognetus: Michael F. Bird (Highland Theological College, UK); Paul and Marcion: Todd Wilson (George W. Truett Seminary, USA); Paul and Justin Martyr: Paul Foster (Edinburgh University, UK); Paul and Valentinian Interpretation: Nick Perrin (wheaton College, USA); Paul and Judeo-Christians: Joel Willitts (North Park University, USA); Paul and the Apocryphal Acts: Andrew Gregory (Oxford University, UK); Paul and Irenaeus: Ben Blackwell (Durham University, UK); Paul and Tertullian: Andrew Bain (Queensland Theological College, Australia); Paul and Women: Pauline Hogan (Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Canada); The Triumph of Paul or Paulinism in the Second Century?: Mark Elliott (St. Andrews University, UK).show more

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