The New Testament : a literary history / Gerd Theissen ; translated by Linda M. Maloney
- Theissen, Gerd
- Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 
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- xvi, 311 pages ; 24 cm
- Part 1. The twofold beginnings of a history of early Christian literature. The oral prehistory of early Christian literature with the historical Jesus -- The sayings source Q -- The gospel of Mark -- The historical conditions for Paul's letters -- The pre-Pauline oral tradition -- The Pauline letter as literary form -- The sequence and development of the Pauline letters -- The collection of Paul's letters -- Part 2. The fictive self-interpretation of Paul and Jesus : the pseudepigraphic phase. Pseudepigraphy as a literary-historical phase in early Christianity -- Paul's fictive self-interpretation in the Deutero-Pauline writings -- Excursus: The correction of Paul by the Catholic Epistles -- Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the redaction of the Jesus traditions in the synoptic gospels -- Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the transformation of the Jesus traditions in the gospels associated with gnosis -- Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the continuation of the synoptic Jesus tradition in the Jewish-Christian gospels -- Jesus' fictive self-interpretation through the harmonizing of the Jesus tradition in other apocryphal gospels -- Part 3. The authority of the independent forms : the functional phase. The independent differentiation of partial texts and tendencies -- The Acts of the Apostles -- The Revelation to John -- The letter to the Hebrews -- Part 4. The New Testament on its way to becoming a religious world literature : the canonical phase. Canon as a means to stability based on compromise and demarcation -- Extra-canonical literature provides flexibility.
- 9780800697853 (alk. paper)
0800697855 (alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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