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The Lord's Supper in the New Testament
Eichhorn, Albert
Cayzer, Jeffrey, translator

Atlanta/Leiden: Society of Biblical Literature/Brill, 2007 pp. x + 105. $14.95/$79.00

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History of Biblical Studies, 1

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Description: This work, the inaugural volume in a new SBL series devoted to preserving and promoting seminal biblical scholarship from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, offers the first English translation of Albert Eichhornís influential Das Abendmahl im Neuen Testament. Eichhornís penetrating analysis of the Lordís Supper traditions in this work exemplifies the qualities for which he was so highly esteemed: the sure ability to distinguish layers of tradition within the text, the full appreciation of the role of early Christian worship in shaping the reports about Jesusí life, the forthright acknowledgement of the difficulty of ascertaining the original historical events, and the unflinching recognition of the influence of Near Eastern and Hellenistic religions upon Christian tradition, even in its earliest stages. To set Eichhorn himself in his historical and intellectual context, this volume also offers the first English translation of Hugo Gressmannís biographical essay: ďAlbert Eichhorn and the History of Religion School.Ē

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Literature

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Review by Sakari Hakkinen
Published 6/7/2008
Citation: Sakari Hakkinen, review of Albert Eichhorn, The Lord's Supper in the New Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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