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The Emergence of Christianity: Collected Studies III
Bovon, François
Drake, Luke, editor

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013 pp. x + 309. $237.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 319


Description: In this volume, biblical scholar and theologian François Bovon provides nineteen essays on topics of interest in the New Testament and early Christianity. Examining textual and iconographic witnesses ranging from the earliest Christian writings to a Byzantine icon from Cyprus, Bovon addresses critical issues in New Testament studies including early Christologies, notions of immortality and resurrection, ancient reception of Christian scripture, orthodoxy and heresy, manuscripts in the digital era, and others. Four of the essays appear for the first time in an English translation in this volume—two of which include the original Greek and critical apparatuses for two fragments of ancient apocryphal works. Bovon's careful treatment of the topics at hand makes this volume a reliable guide for scholars and students who wish to deepen their understanding of early Christianity.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Greco-Roman Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches

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Review by Matthew V. Novenson
Published 2/8/2016
Citation: Matthew V. Novenson, review of François Bovon; Luke Drake, ed., The Emergence of Christianity: Collected Studies III, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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