A Short History of the New Testament Paperback

by Halvor Moxnes;

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A Short History of the New Testament

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Few documents in world history can match the inspirational impact of the New Testament. For all its variety - gospels, letters and visions - this first-century collection of texts keeps always at its centre the enigmatic figure of Joshua/Jesus: the Jewish prophet who gathered a group around him, proclaimed the imminent end of the world, but was made captive by the authorities of Rome only to suffer a shameful criminal's death on a cross. When his followers (including former persecutor Saul/Paul) became convinced that Jesus had defeated extinction, and had risen again to fresh life, the movement crossed over from Palestine to ignite the entire Graeco-Roman Mediterranean world. The author shows how the writings of this vibrant new faith came into being from oral transmission and then became the pillar of a great world religion. He explores their many varied usages in music, liturgy, art, language and literature. In discussing its textual origins, as well as its later reception, Moxnes shows above all how the New Testament has been employed both as a tool for liberation and as a means of power and control.

A Short History of the New Testament by Halvor Moxnes was published by I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd in September 2014. The ISBN for A Short History of the New Testament is 9781780766089.

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Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherI.B.Tauris & Co Ltd (September 2014)
Number of Pages256
Thickness18 mm
Height216 mm
Width134 mm
Product Code4066115
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