The New Testament: A Literary History

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Fortress Press, Dec 1, 2011 - Religion - 311 pages
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Gerd Theissen describes the emergence of the New Testament canon out of the wide variety of early Christian literature, drawing on Max Weber's discussion of the evolution of religious organizations. Theissen describes a series of phases in the life of the early Christian movement: the charismatic, the "pseudepigraphic," the "functional," and the "canonical."
 

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The Gospel of Mark
Pseudepigraphy as a LiteraryHistorical Phase in Early Christianity
J esus Fictive SelfInterpretation through the Redaction of the Jesus
J esus Fictive SelfInterpretation through the Transformation of the Jesus
Jesus Tradition in the JewishChristian Gospels
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