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Judith Lieu - Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World - 9780199262892 - V9780199262892
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Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World

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Description for Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World Hardback. Exploring as to how a sense of being 'a Christian', or of 'Christian identity', was shaped within the setting of the Jewish and Graeco-Roman world, this work shows that, there were similarities and differences in the ways Jews and others were thinking about themselves, and asks what made early Christianity distinctive. Num Pages: 384 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 3D; DSBB; HBG; HRCC1; HRCM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 226 x 149 x 31. Weight in Grams: 630.
'I am a Christian' is the confession of the martyrs of early Christian texts and, no doubt, of many others; but what did this confession mean, and how was early Christian identity constructed? This innovative study sets the emergence of Christian identity in the first two centuries, as it is constructed by the broad range of surviving literature, within the wider context of Jewish and Graeco-Roman identity. It uses a number of models from contemporary constructionist views of identity formation to explore how what comes to be seen as 'Christian' literature creates a sense of what to be 'a Christian' ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2004
Publisher
Oxford University Press United Kingdom
Number of pages
384
Condition
New
Number of Pages
384
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780199262892
SKU
V9780199262892
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About Judith Lieu
Judith Lieu is Professor of New Testament Studies at King's College London.

Reviews for Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World
...a valuable overview of identity formation in antiquity in a manner informed by the social sciences.
Biblical Theology Bulletin
...this book and the topics it raises deserve considerable attention, and the author's incorporation of insights from the social sciences is commendable.
Biblical Theology Bulletin

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