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Reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion - Erwägungen zur frühchristlichen Religionsgeschichte
Breytenbach, Cilliers and Jörg Frey, editors

Leiden: Brill, 2013 pp. xiv + 374. $171.00

Series Information
Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, 81


Description: Reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion documents the results of two recent workshops on Martin Hengel's and Maria Schwemer's first volume of first volume of Geschichte des frühen Christentums (Jesus und das Judentum [title of vol. 1], Tübingen 2007) and Larry Hurtado's Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity (Grand Rapids 2003). The contributors, including Hengel himself, focus on problems and possibilities of studying and presenting Christian religion in Roman Antiquity. They discuss distinctive features of these two remarkable publications and some material aspects that illustrate the relationship between the historical study of early Christian religion, religious studies in general and New Testament studies in particular.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Greco-Roman Period, Early Church Origins

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Review by Thomas J. Kraus
Published 5/1/2015
Citation: Thomas J. Kraus, review of Cilliers Breytenbach and Jörg Frey, eds., Reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion - Erwägungen zur frühchristlichen Religionsgeschichte, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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