In the Footsteps of Judas and Other Defectors: The Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Letters
Eugene: Cascade, 2011 pp. xviii + 303. $35.00
Apostasy in the New Testament Communities
Description: In this three-volume set, Apostasy in the New Testament Communities, B. J. Oropeza offers the most thorough examination in recent times on the subject of apostasy in the New Testament. The study examines each book of the New Testament and identifies the emerging Christian community in danger, the nature of apostasy that threatens the congregations, and the consequences of defection. Oropeza compares the various perspectives of the New Testament communities on the subject of apostasy to arrive at the idea that the earliest followers of Christ did not all believe and teach alike on the issue. The first volume, In the Footsteps of Judas and Other Defectors, focuses on the Christ-communities of the Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Letters.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, Acts, Literature
Review by Markus Oehler
Citation: Markus Oehler, review of B. J. Oropeza, In the Footsteps of Judas and Other Defectors: The Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Letters, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).
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