Backgrounds of Early ChristianityBackgrounds of Early Christianity



New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802822215

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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

Backgrounds of Early ChristianityBackgrounds of Early Christianity



Widely used as a textbook since its publication in 1987, this work provides an analytical and systematic introduction to the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, literary, and religious backgrounds necessary for a historical ...

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:49015002355965

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Widely used as a textbook since its publication in 1987, this work provides an analytical and systematic introduction to the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, literary, and religious backgrounds necessary for a historical understanding of the New Testament in the early church.

The Greco Roman World of the New Testament EraThe Greco Roman World of the New Testament Era



In The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era James Jeffers provides an informative and scenic tour of daily life during the time of Jesus and the apostles.

Author: James S. Jeffers

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830878024

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What was life like for first-century Christians? Imagine a modest-sized Roman home of a well-to-do Christian household wedged into a thickly settled quarter of Corinth. In the lingering light of a summer evening, men, women and children, merchants, working poor and slaves, a mix of races and backgrounds have assembled in the dimly lit main room are are spilling into the central courtyard. This odd assortment of gathered believers—some thirty in number—are attentive as the newly arrived and travel-weary emissary from Paul reads from the papyrus scroll he has brought from their apostolic mentor. But if you were to be transported to this scene you would perhaps be overwhelmed by a flood of unexpected difference. The voice of the reader recedes as through open windows the din and clamor of the city assault your ears. Hooves clunk and cart wheels grind and echo from the street while drivers shout, vendors call and neighbors gather and converse. And later, as you accompany a family through darkened and dangerous streets to their third-story tenement apartment, you might try to mask your shock at the cramped and unsafe conditions. In The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era James Jeffers provides an informative and scenic tour of daily life during the time of Jesus and the apostles. He affords "you-are-there" glimpses of everything from legal codes to dinner foods, from social hierarchy to apartment living, from education to family dynamics. His eye-opening book will advance your understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity and enrich your reading and application of the Bible.

Baptism in the Early ChurchBaptism in the Early Church



A comprehensive survey of the doctrine and practice of baptism in the first five centuries of Christian history, arranged geographically within chronological periods.

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827487

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This magisterial volume is a comprehensive survey of the doctrine and practice of baptism in the first five centuries of Christian history, arranged geographically within chronological periods. Baptism in the Early Church covers the antecedents to Christian baptism and traces the history of Christian doctrine and practice from the New Testament through the writings of the church fathers of the fourth and fifth centuries. The book deals primarily with the literary sources, though it also gives attention to depictions of baptism (primarily of Jesus) in various art forms and to the surviving baptismal fonts.Ferguson's thorough study points to the central importance of baptism in the early church. Many blessings were attributed to baptism, but the two earliest and most consistently mentioned are forgiveness of sins and the reception of the Holy Spirit; faith and repentance were necessary in order to receive these benefits. Jewish immersion rites, the practice of John the Baptist, the meaning of the words used for baptism, the literary descriptions, and the material remains argue that full immersion was the normal practice, and the evidence from art is consistent with this interpretation.Containing nearly everything currently known about the early Christian ritual of baptism, with extensive citations to the primary and secondary literature, Ferguson's Baptism in the Early Church is destined to be a standard reference work."

The Early Church at Work and WorshipThe Early Church at Work and Worship



Many recognise Everett Ferguson as the definitive voice on early Christianity, patristic writing and ecclesiology. The Early Church at Work and Worship is a challenging collection, broad in scope and formidable in depth.

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 9780227903742

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Page: 354

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Many recognise Everett Ferguson as the definitive voice on early Christianity, patristic writing and ecclesiology. The Early Church at Work and Worship is a challenging collection, broad in scope and formidable in depth.

Early Christianity and Hellenistic JudaismEarly Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism



These studies break new ground in the exploration of early Christianity and Judaism towards the end of the Second Temple period.Professor Borgen introduces fresh perspectives on many central issues in the complexity of Judaism both within ...

Author: Peder Borgen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567086267

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Page: 376

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These studies break new ground in the exploration of early Christianity and Judaism towards the end of the Second Temple period.Professor Borgen introduces fresh perspectives on many central issues in the complexity of Judaism both within Palestine and in the Diaspora. He also examines the variety of tendencies which existed within Christianity as it emerged within Judaism and spread out into other nations.An invaluable study for all scholars, teachers and students of the New Testament in general and of Judaica, Classics and Hellenism>

The Early Church at Work and Worship Volume 3The Early Church at Work and Worship Volume 3



This is the third volume of Ferguson's collected essays, and includes some of his most memorable work, especially on "laying on of hands."

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781608993666

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This is the third volume of Ferguson's collected essays, and includes some of his most memorable work, especially on "laying on of hands."

Early Christians Speak Vol 1 3rd Ed Early Christians Speak Vol 1 3rd Ed



These studies in early church history cover various aspects of the church life of early Christians.

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: ACU Press

ISBN: 9780891128427

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Page: 268

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These studies in early church history cover various aspects of the church life of early Christians. They focus on the second century. What did the second century Christian leaders say about faith, baptism, infant baptism, worship services, the Lord's Supper, prayer, singing, church organization, mercy and the role of women? New Testament texts bearing on the topic are listed at the beginning of each chapter. We are talking about the same community of people, the same church, as existed in the New Testament. Such writings have an important bearing on the interpretation of the Scriptures.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical InterpretationThe Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation



Anthony Dupont is Research Professor in Christian Antiquity and member of the
Research Unit History of Church and ... His publications include Backgrounds of
Early Christianity (Eerdmans, 3rd edn, 2003), Baptism in the Early Church: ...

Author: Paul M. Blowers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198718390

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The Bible was the essence of virtually every aspect of the life of the early churches. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation explores a wide array of themes related to the reception, canonization, interpretation, uses, and legacies of the Bible in early Christianity. Each section contains overviews and cutting-edge scholarship that expands understanding of the field. Part One examines the material text transmitted, translated, and invested with authority, and the very conceptualization of sacred Scripture as God's word for the church. Part Two looks at the culture and disciplines or science of interpretation in representative exegetical traditions. Part Three addresses the diverse literary and non-literary modes of interpretation, while Part Four canvasses the communal background and foreground of early Christian interpretation, where the Bible was paramount in shaping normative Christian identity. Part Five assesses the determinative role of the Bible in major developments and theological controversies in the life of the churches. Part Six returns to interpretation proper and samples how certain abiding motifs from within scriptural revelation were treated by major Christian expositors. The overall history of biblical interpretation has itself now become the subject of a growing scholarship and the final part skilfully examines how early Christian exegesis was retrieved and critically evaluated in later periods of church history. Taken together, the chapters provide nuanced paths of introduction for students and scholars from a wide spectrum of academic fields, including classics, biblical studies, the general history of interpretation, the social and cultural history of late ancient and early medieval Christianity, historical theology, and systematic and contextual theology. Readers will be oriented to the major resources for, and issues in, the critical study of early Christian biblical interpretation.

Church History Volume One From Christ to the Pre ReformationChurch History Volume One From Christ to the Pre Reformation



Church History offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed.

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310516576

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Church History offers a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed. It did so, not in a vacuum, but in a setting of times, cultures, and events that both influenced and were influenced by the church. Church History looks closely at the integral link between the history of the world and that of the church. Volume One explores the development of the church from the days of Jesus to the years prior to the Reformation. Filled with maps, charts, and illustrations, it offers overviews of the Roman, Greek, and Jewish worlds; insights into the church’s relationship to the Roman Empire, with glimpses into pagan attitudes toward Christians; the place of art and architecture, literature and philosophy, both sacred and secular; and much more, spanning the time from the first through the thirteenth centuries.

Church History Video LecturesChurch History Video Lectures



Church History, Volume One Video Lectures---a companion to the widely used textbook, Church History, Volume One, by Everett Ferguson---provides 24 lessons, each corresponding to a chapter in the book.

Author: Everett Ferguson

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ISBN: 0310530962

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Church History, Volume One Video Lectures---a companion to the widely used textbook, Church History, Volume One, by Everett Ferguson---provides 24 lessons, each corresponding to a chapter in the book. The lectures offer a unique contextual view of how the Christian church spread and developed from the days of Jesus to the years prior to the Reformation

Understandings of the ChurchUnderstandings of the Church



The books in the series will make the wealth of early Christian thought available to new generations of students of theology and provide a valuable resource for the church.

Author: Everett Ferguson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506416922

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Understandings of the Church explores the ways imagery is used by biblical writers and early Christian teachers such as Cyprian, Ignatius of Antioch, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, and Origen to describe the concept of church. Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources is a series designed to present ancient Christian texts essential to an understanding of Christian theology, ecclesiology, and practice. The books in the series will make the wealth of early Christian thought available to new generations of students of theology and provide a valuable resource for the church. Developed in light of recent patristic scholarship, the volumes will provide a representative sampling of theological contributions from both East and West. The volumes of the series are relevant for a variety of courses from introduction to theology to classes on doctrine and the development of Christian thought. The goal of each volume is not to be exhaustive, but rather representative enough to denote for a nonspecialist audience the multivalent character of early Christian thought, allowing readers to see how and why early Christian doctrine and practice developed the way it did.

Early ChristianityEarly Christianity



See Ferguson, Backgrounds, 403; on this point he follows Hengel's
groundbreaking work on Judaism and Hellenism. See further, G. Vallée, The
Shaping of Christianity, 42. On “Hellenization,” see also notes 4, 6, 14 and 19
above.

Author: Wendy Elgersma Helleman

Publisher: Langham Publishing

ISBN: 9781783685691

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Designed as an undergraduate textbook, and shaped by needs of both Muslim and Christian students across Africa, this resource provides a thorough introduction to the history, theology and teaching of early Christianity. Professors Helleman and Gaiya follow Christianity from its inception in Jerusalem through to the decline of the Roman Empire in the Mediterranean and the development of Orthodox churches in the East and in Africa before the arrival of Islam. The book provides an overview of critical historical events, controversies, teaching, and important individuals and movements providing foundational understanding of early developments in Christianity and the general history of antiquity. Students and lecturers will also appreciate the attention given to the role of North African leaders in early Christianity and the impact of major issues on the North African church, such as Gnosticism, Donatism and Arianism. Additional Features: • Introduction to online tools & resources •Survey of the study of early Christianity • Introduction to key historians • Evaluation of recent literature & early Christianity

Early Christianity and Its Sacred LiteratureEarly Christianity and Its Sacred Literature



For a discussion of Jewish beliefs in the first century A . D . , see E . Ferguson ,
Backgrounds of Early Christianity ( rev . ed . ; Grand Rapids : Eerdmans , 1993 ) ,
480 – 527 . E . Rivkin , " What Crucified Jesus ? " in Jesus ' Jewishness ...

Author: Lee Martin McDonald

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110151037

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More than sixty color pictures by noted photographer Richard Cleave enhance the more than fifty black and white images, maps, and charts."--BOOK JACKET.

Early Christianity and Classical CultureEarly Christianity and Classical Culture



of using the rabbinic materials to talk about the “backgrounds” to the New
Testament, we ought to be using the growth of the early Christian movement as a
background” to the rabbis.” From Parallels to Backgrounds This discussion
reflects ...

Author: John Fitzgerald

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047402190

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This volume contains 28 essays in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, whose work has been especially influential in exploring modes of cultural interaction between early Jews and Christians and their Graeco-Roman neighbors.

Jesus and the Rise of Early ChristianityJesus and the Rise of Early Christianity



The rise and spread of early Christianity , too , is historical . Thus , the historical
Jesus and the historical early church are properly studied against their historical
and cultural backgrounds . 3 . 2 . Overview : Persian , Greek and Roman rule ...

Author: Paul Barnett

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830826998

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Paul Barnett not only places the New Testament within the world of caesars and Herods, proconsuls and Pharisees, Sadducee and revolutionaries, but argues that the mainspring and driving force of early Christian history is the historical Jesus.

Mission in the Early ChurchMission in the Early Church



This book explores some of the most prominent themes of mission in early Christianity, including suffering, evangelism, Bible translation, contextualization, ministry in Word and deed, and the church.

Author: Edward L. Smither

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610975216

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How did Christian missions happen in the early church from AD 100 to 750? Beginning with a brief look at the social, political, cultural, and religious contexts, Mission in the Early Church tells the story of early Christian missionaries, their methods, and their missiology. This book explores some of the most prominent themes of mission in early Christianity, including suffering, evangelism, Bible translation, contextualization, ministry in Word and deed, and the church. Based on this survey, modern readers are invited to a conversation that considers how early Christian mission might inform global mission thought and practice today.