Christianity in the second century: themes and developments

Christianity in the Second Century shows how academic study on this critical period of Christian development has undergone substantial change over the last thirty years. The second century is often considered to be a time during which the Christian church moved relentlessly towards forms of institut...

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Corporate Author: Christianity in the Second Century : themes and developments (Conference), (2013 :University of Cambridge. Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) (Author)
Contributors: Paget, James Carleton (Editor) ; Lieu, Judith (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2017.
In:Year: 2017
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Church / History 100-200
Further subjects:B Church history, Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 Congresses
B Church History Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 Congresses
B Church history ; Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 ; Congresses
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Summary:Christianity in the Second Century shows how academic study on this critical period of Christian development has undergone substantial change over the last thirty years. The second century is often considered to be a time during which the Christian church moved relentlessly towards forms of institutionalisation and consolidated itself against so-called heretics. However, new perspectives have been brought within recent scholarship as the period has attracted interest from a variety of disciplines, including not only early Christian studies, but also ancient Judaism and the wider world of the early imperial scholarship. This book seeks to reflect this changed scholarly landscape, and with contributions from key figures in these recent re-evaluations, it aims to enrich and stimulate further discussion.
Machine generated contents note: Introduction Judith Lieu and James Carleton Paget; Part I. Contexts: 1. Empires, diasporas and the emergence of religions Greg Woolf; 2. The Mediterranean Jewish diaspora in the second century Tessa Rajak; 3. The Rabbis and their rivals in the second century CE Philip Alexander; 4. Church and synagogue vis-...-vis Roman rule in the second century William Horbury; Part II. Discerning Continuity and Discontinuity in Early Christianity: 5. The second century from the perspective of the New Testament James Carleton Paget; 6. Continuity and change in second century Christianity: a narrative against the trend Lewis Ayres; 7. 'The Gnostic myth': how does its demise impact 21st century historiography of Christianity's second century? Karen King; 8. : Demythologising Gnosticism Mark Edwards; 9. Modelling second century Christian theology: Christian theology as philosophia Winrich Lohr; Part III. Interpreting Texts and Engaging in Practice: 10. Galen and the Christians: texts, authority, and orthodoxy in the second century AD Rebecca Flemming; 11. 'Authoritative texts' and how to handle them: some reflections on an ambiguous concept and its use in second-century Christian literature Joseph Verheyden; 12. Belief and practice in Graeco-Roman religiosity: Plutarch, De Iside and Osiride 379c Teresa Morgan; 13. Dice oracles and fate: on early Christianity among others in the second century Laura Nasrallah; Part IV. Modelling Identities: 14. Christians as 'third race': is ethnicity at issue? Erich Gruen; 15. Ethnic discourse in early Christianity Oskar Skarasuane; 16. Pagan attitudes John North; 17. Away with the atheists! Tim Whitmarsh; 18. Modelling the second century as the age of the laboratory Judith Lieu
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ISBN:1316691608
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/9781316691601