Self-Designations and Group Identity in the New Testament Paperback

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Self-Designations and Group Identity in the New Testament

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What terms would early Christians have used to address one another? In the first book-length study on this topic, Paul Trebilco investigates the origin, use and function of seven key self-designations: 'brothers and sisters', 'believers', 'saints', 'the assembly', 'disciples', 'the Way', and 'Christian'. In doing so, he discovers what they reveal about the identity, self-understanding and character of the early Christian movement. This study sheds light on the theology of particular New Testament authors and on the relationship of early Christian authors and communities to the Old Testament and to the wider context of the Greco-Roman world. Trebilco's writing is informed by other work in the area of sociolinguistics on the development of self-designations and labels and provides a fascinating insight into this often neglected topic.

Self-Designations and Group Identity in the New Testament by Paul Trebilco was published by Cambridge University Press in June 2014. The ISBN for Self-Designations and Group Identity in the New Testament is 9781107436749.

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Page last updated 5th December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (June 2014)
Weight520g
Number of Pages388
Thickness20 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781107436749
ISBN-101107436745
Product Code4284711
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