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Bibil Identifier bibil:212854
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Emergence of God’s New People
Title (English, ) The Beginnings of Christianity Reconsidered
Author Stegemann, Wolfgang
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 62, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages 23-40 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article deals with the problem of the Christian beginnings. Unlike many other scholars, the article does not defend the traditional metaphor which compares Judaism and Christianity to the relationship of mother and daughter. It also does not take for granted that ancient Judaism and Christianity can be viewed as religious. The category “religion” is a modern concept and therefore does not meet the ancient discourse. The article aims to argue that the emergence of Christianity could be better understood in terms of “ethnicity”. Another version of the article was published in Di storia dell' esegesi 21(2), 2004, 497-513.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : First Century
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