Readings in the Catholic Epistles and Hebrews Muted Voices of the New Testament

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  • Copyright: 2017-07-13
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

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Pauline- and Gospel-centred readings have too long provided the normative understanding of Christian identity. The chapters in this volume features evidence from other, less-frequently studied texts, so as to broaden perspectives on early Christian identity. Each chapter in the collection focuses on one or more of the later New Testament epistles and answers one of the following questions: what did/do these texts uniquely contribute to Christian identity? How does the author frame or shape identity? What are the potential results of the identities constructed in these texts for early Christian communities? What are the influences of these texts on later Christian identity?

Together these chapters contribute fresh insights through innovative research, furthering the discussion on the theological and historical importance of these texts within the canon. The distinguished list of contributors includes: Richard Bauckham, David G. Horrell, Francis Watson, and Robert W. Wall.

Author Biography

Katherine M. Hockey is Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK

Madison N. Pierce is a Research Assistant University of Durham, UK.

Francis Watson is Professor of New Testament at the University of Durham University, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction – Katherine M. Hockey, Durham University, UK & Madison N. Pierce, Durham University, UK
2. Tradition and Innovation: Reassessing 1 Peter's Contributions to the Making of Christian Identity – David G. Horrell, University of Exeter, UK
3. 1 Peter 4.16: Shame, Emotion, and Christian Self-Perception – Katherine M. Hockey, Durham University, UK
4. Spiritual Sacrifices and Living Temples: Christian Identity in 1 Peter 2.5 – Katherine Girsch, Durham University, UK
5. I Want You to Remember that Jesus Saved a People Out of Egypt – Ruth Anne Reese, Asbury Theological Seminary, USA
6. Non-Eschatologically Determined Identity: The Consequences of Turning Back from the Future in 2 Peter 2.17-22 – Scott Hafemann, University of St Andrews, UK
7. 'From the Beginning': The Formation of an Apostolic Christian Identity in 2 Peter and 1 John – David R. Nienhuis, Seattle Pacific University, USA
8. 'Handsome Is...': Profiling the Children of God in 1 John – Wendy E. S. North - University of Durham, UK
9. 'Every Perfect Gift...': James, Paul, and the Created Order – Francis Watson, Durham University, UK
10. Messianic Jewish Identity in James – Professor Richard J. Bauckham, University of St Andrews, UK
11. Inaugurating and Maintaining the New Covenant: Jesus' Death and Ascension as Keys to the Wilderness Identity Constructed in Hebrews – David Moffitt, University of St Andrews, UK
12. Hebrews 3.7–4.11 and the Spirit's Speech to the Community – Madison N. Pierce, University of Durham, UK
13. 'In' or 'Near'? Heavenly Access and Christian Identity in Hebrews – Nicholas J. Moore, All Saints' Church, Stranton, UK
14. Epilogue – Robert W. Wall, Seattle Pacific University, USA

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