The New Testament in Its Literary Environment

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James Clarke & Co., 1988 - Religion - 260 pages
A study of the relationship between the New Testament writings and other literature of late antiquity. This comprehensive introduction identifies and describes the major literary genres and forms found in the New Testament and Early Christian non-canonical literature. Comparing them with those prevalent in Judaism and Hellenism, it sheds light on the conventions that the New Testament writers chose to follow.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Wayne A Meeks
9
The Gospels as Ancient Biography
46
LukeActs and Ancient Historiography
77
The Generic Features of LukeActs
116
Letters in the Ancient World
158
17
172
46
178
Early Christian Letters and Homilies
183
The Apocalypse of John
226
Index of Selected Subjects
253
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