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The Resource A short history of the New Testament, Halvor Moxnes

A short history of the New Testament, Halvor Moxnes

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A short history of the New Testament
Title
A short history of the New Testament
Statement of responsibility
Halvor Moxnes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Few documents in world history can match the inspirational impact of the New Testament. For all its variety -- gospels, letters and visions -- this first-century collection of texts keeps always at its centre the enigmatic figure of Joshua/Jesus: the Jewish prophet who gathered a group around him, proclaimed the imminent end of the world, but was made captive by the authorities of Rome only to suffer a shameful criminal's death on a cross. When his followers (including former persecutor Saul/Paul) became convinced that Jesus had defeated extinction, and had risen again to fresh life, the movement crossed over from Palestine to ignite the entire Graeco-Roman Mediterranean world. The author shows how the writings of this vibrant new faith came into being from oral transmission and then became the pillar of a great world religion. He explores their many varied usages in music, liturgy, art, language and literature. In discussing its textual origins, as well as its later reception, Moxnes shows above all how the New Testament has been employed both as a tool for liberation and as a means of power and control
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Moxnes, Halvor
Dewey number
220.61
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
BS2330.3
LC item number
.M69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
I.B. Tauris short histories
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  • BIBLES
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
Label
A short history of the New Testament, Halvor Moxnes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : What is a history of the New Testament? -- Part 1. Beginnings : From Jesus to the gospels -- 1. Becoming Christians : letter writing as community formation -- 2. Memory and identity : the gospels as Jesus-biographies -- 3. Acts and apocalypse : ambivalent living under the Roman Empire -- 4. Included or excluded : when was the New Testament created? -- Part 2. Shaping history : The reception of the New Testament : -- 5. 'Christianity goes to press' : the communication history of the New Testament -- 6. ' ... Their eyes were opened and they recognised him.' : glimpses and receptions of the Jesus story -- 7. Race, class and gender 'in Christ'? : the ambiguous reception history of Galatians 3:28 -- Part 3. Reading and meaning-making : The history of how to read the New Testament : -- 8. Historical readings : how modernity shaped New Testament scholarship -- 9. 'Reading from this place' : Paul in recent interpretations -- 10. Where is the future of the New Testament?
Control code
1029552995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786739575
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
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  • 9780857735522
  • c71d12a1-cda1-4eb9-933c-5eb137113d9a
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029552995
Label
A short history of the New Testament, Halvor Moxnes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : What is a history of the New Testament? -- Part 1. Beginnings : From Jesus to the gospels -- 1. Becoming Christians : letter writing as community formation -- 2. Memory and identity : the gospels as Jesus-biographies -- 3. Acts and apocalypse : ambivalent living under the Roman Empire -- 4. Included or excluded : when was the New Testament created? -- Part 2. Shaping history : The reception of the New Testament : -- 5. 'Christianity goes to press' : the communication history of the New Testament -- 6. ' ... Their eyes were opened and they recognised him.' : glimpses and receptions of the Jesus story -- 7. Race, class and gender 'in Christ'? : the ambiguous reception history of Galatians 3:28 -- Part 3. Reading and meaning-making : The history of how to read the New Testament : -- 8. Historical readings : how modernity shaped New Testament scholarship -- 9. 'Reading from this place' : Paul in recent interpretations -- 10. Where is the future of the New Testament?
Control code
1029552995
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 238 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786739575
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 9780857735522
  • c71d12a1-cda1-4eb9-933c-5eb137113d9a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029552995

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