Publication year: 2005
An exposition challenging inveterate verdicts ingrained in the historical / theological mindset about Origen, who is shown to have produced a sheerly new theory of Time, the Christian one. Claims attributing the tenet of a ‘beginningless world’ to him are disproved. The author challenges the ...
Edited by Antti Marjanen and Petri Luomanen
The book deals with thinkers and movements that were embraced by many second-century religious seekers but which are now largely forgotten or known only as “heretics”: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus’ school, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, ...
Thomas C. Ferguson
The introduction surveys recent scholarship on “Arianism” and offers a different perspective on approaching the fourth century. Chapter 2 focuses on Eusebius of Caesarea, especially Book X of the Ecclesiastical History and the Life of Constantine. Chapter 3 attempts to reconstruct the witness ...
This study addresses the philosophical context of the Mystagogy of Maximus the Confessor. It examines how the Byzantine monk integrates Neoplatonist topics when exposing one of the most important feature of his religious conception of the physical world or cosmology. It provides many important ...
Michael F. Hull
This volume reviews and critiques the over forty different interpretations of 1 Cor 15:29, then examines the verse anew in terms of its literary, historical, and theological contexts within the writings of Paul.
Women in the Damascus Document offers a fresh look at the nature of the community reflected in the Damascus Document, one of the core documents of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Brad E. Kelle
Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
Pamela E. Kinlaw
This book examines the divine-human union of Jesus Christ in the Gospel and the Epistles of John in light of ancient Mediterranean models of how gods were believed to appear on earth. The book argues that the possession model provides the basis for the Johannine contribution to incarnation.
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