By Delbert Burkett
This ebook bargains an authoritative and available advent to the recent testomony and early Christian literature for all scholars of the Bible and someone drawn to the origins of Christianity. it really is designed basically for undergraduate classes within the New testomony, religious study and early Christianity. There are questions for in-class dialogue and written task, step by step analyzing courses on person works, distinctive field beneficial properties, charts, maps and various illustrations designed to facilitate pupil use. With this textbook and the Bible, the coed should still for that reason have the entire priceless easy texts.
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Contents of the Apostolic Fathers Letters of Ignatius Other letters Ephesians 1 Clement Magnesians Epistle of Barnabas Trallians Polycarp to the Philippians Romans Philadelphians Manual of church order Smyrnaeans The Didache (Teaching of the Twelve Apostles) To Polycarp Apocalypse The Shepherd of Hermas Three other writings in this collection are later than the period we are studying and will not be considered here: 2 Clement, Martyrdom of Polycarp, and Epistle to Diognetus. OTHER RELEVANT LITERATURE New Testament Apocrypha The writings of the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers do not exhaust the literary output of early Christianity.
Previous students have found the reading guides particularly valuable in directing them step by step through the primary text with explanatory comments. Chapters also include discussion questions that the instructor can use for written assignments or in-class discussions, review questions that focus the student’s attention on the central ideas of the chapter, and suggestions for further study. 5. Discussion questions in each chapter suggest how to integrate primary sources with that chapter. For example, in Chapter 4 (Varieties of Second-Temple Judaism), the discussion question suggests reading Josephus’ discussion of Essenes (Appendix 2) along with controversy stories from the New Testament.
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An Introduction to the New Testament and the Origins of Christianity (Introduction to Religion) by Delbert Burkett