Click here to get the answers to the most commonly asked RBL questions.

Review of Biblical Literature Blog

The Formation of the Early Church
Jostein, Ådna, editor

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005 pp. xii + 451. €99.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 183


Description: This book presents a selection of adapted papers originally read at the 7th Nordic New Testament conference in Stavanger in 2003. The 14 essays expose different aspects of the conference theme "the formation of the early church". To these belong considerations about how the primitive church developed and defined its own identity over against (other) Jews, both historically and with regard to how recent research has treated this theme methodologically. Further, early developments within and between different church communities and congregations are discussed as well as aspects of authority and power structures within them. Three essays deal with questions relating to the New Testament canon. For obvious thematic reasons the volume moves beyond the 1st century A.D.; two essays address issues related to the letters of Ignatius of Antioch, and one patristic contribution focuses predominantly on Cyprian.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins

Login to Read the Review(s)

You must be a member of SBL to read the review(s). Enter your SBL Member ID and click the "Log in" button. Your use of this site indicates your acceptance of RBL’s Terms of Use.

I don’t remember my SBL Member ID.

Join SBL or renew your membership to read the review(s).



SBL Membership Id:  


Review by Markus Oehler
Published 6/21/2008
Citation: Markus Oehler, review of Ådna Jostein, ed., The Formation of the Early Church, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


Adobe Acrobat Reader
All RBL reviews are published in PDF format. To view these reviews, you must have downloaded and installed the FREE version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader or you have an older version of the Reader, you can download the most recent version now.

 

 
Privacy PolicyTerms of UseContact Us
Site development by kenwells.com: graphic design