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Bibil Identifier bibil:212929
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Early Christian Movements
Title (English, ) Jesus Movements and the Renewal of Israel
Author Horsley, Richard A.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 62, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages 1201-1225 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Another version of the essay was published in Horsley, Richard A (ed), A people’s history of Christianity, Volume 1: Christian origins, 23-46. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress.
Abstract This article investigates the origins and development of the earliest Jesus movements within the context of persistent conflict between the Judean and Galilean peasantry and their Jerusalem and Roman rulers. It explores the prominence of popular prophetic and messianic movements and shows how the earliest movements that formed in response to Jesus’ mission exhibit similar features and patterns. Jesus is not treated as separate from social roles and political-economic relationships. Viewing Jesus against the background of village communities in which people lived, the Gospels are understood as genuine communication with other people in historical social contexts. The article argues that the net effect of these interrelated factors of theologically determined New Testament interpretation is a combination of assumptions and procedures that would be unacceptable in the regular investigation of history.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Messiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus : Historical Jesus
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