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Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea


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Oktober 2007

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Judaism and Christianity both arose in times of empire, with roots in Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. In order to understand these religious movements, we must first understand the history and society of these imperial cultures. In these formative years, wisdom and apocalyptic traditions flourished as two significant religious forms. In Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, distinguished New Testament scholar Richard A. Horsley analyzes the function and meaning of these religious movements within their social context, providing essential background for the development of early Judaism and early Christianity. It is an ideal textbook for classes on the rise of Judaism or the Second Temple period, as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls and Apocrypha.

Portrait

Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is a prolific author with twenty New Testament studies to his credit, including Scribes, Visionaries, and the Politics of Second Temple Judea, published by WJK.
EAN: 9780664229917
ISBN: 0664229913
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Westminster John Knox Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2007
Seitenanzahl: 274 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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