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A theory of primitive Christian religion, Gerd Theissen

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A theory of primitive Christian religion
Title
A theory of primitive Christian religion
Statement of responsibility
Gerd Theissen
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
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Theissen, Gerd
Index
index present
LC call number
BT60
LC item number
.T4413 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Church history
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
  • Church history
Label
A theory of primitive Christian religion, Gerd Theissen
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Publication
Note
"Translated by John Bowden from the German ..."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-322) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The programme of a theory of primitive Christian religion -- The 'essence' of religion : religion as a cultural sign system -- The function of religion : religion as the promise of a gain in life -- Basic problems of a theory of primitive religion -- Myth and history in primitive Christianity -- The significance of the historical Jesus for the origin of primitive Christian religion : the revitalization of the Jewish religion by Jesus -- Myth in the preaching of the historical Jesus -- The ethic of Judaism and the preaching of Jesus -- The Jewish rites and the preaching of Jesus -- The political situation of Judaism and the historical Jesus -- Myth and Jesus' understanding of himself -- How did Jesus come to be deified? The transformation of the Jewish sign system by post-Easter belief in Christ -- The exaltation of Jesus as a way of surmounting dissonance -- The exaltation of Jesus as the intensification of the basic conviction of monotheism -- The exaltation of Jesus as the outdoing of competition -- The ethics of primitive Christianity -- The two basic values of the primitive Christian ethic : love of neighbour and renunciation of status -- Love of neighbour as the first basic value in primitive Christianity -- Renunciation of status as the second basic value in primitive Christianity -- The primitive Christian 'myth' and the two basic values of primitive Christianity -- Dealing with power and possessions in primitive Christianity. Ethical demands in the light of the two basic values : I -- A change of value in dealing with power and rule -- A change of value in dealing with possessions and wealth -- Dealing with wisdom and holiness in primitive Christianity. Ethical demands in the light of the two basic values : II -- A change of value in dealing with wisdom -- A change of value in dealing with holiness and cleanness -- The ritual sign language of primitive Christianity -- The origin of the primitive Christian sacraments from symbolic actions -- The ritual sign language of primitive Christianity as a whole -- Symbolic actions as preliminary forms of the sacraments -- The transformation of prophetic symbolic actions into primitive Christian sacraments -- The sacrificial interpretation of the death of Jesus and the end of sacrifice -- The replacement of sacrifice in the primitive Christian period -- The sacrificial interpretation of the death of Jesus -- The functions of traditional sacrifice -- Primitive Christian sign language as a functional equivalent of the traditional sacrifices
  • Primitive Christian religion as an autonomous sign world -- The way from primitive Christian religion to an autonomous sign world : from Paul to the Synoptic Gospels -- The beginning of the development towards the autonomy of primitive Christian religion : the Apostolic Council and Paul -- The way to autonomy of primitive Christian religion and the Synoptic Gospels -- The Gospel of John : the internal autonomy of the primitive Christian sign world is brought to consciousness -- The programme of the Johannine hermeneutic-in-stages in the prologue -- The implementation of the Johannine hermeneutic-in-stages -- The self-organization of the primitive Christian sign system in the Gospel of John -- The crises and consolidation of primitive Christianity -- The crises of primitive Christianity -- The Judaistic crisis in the first century -- The Gnostic crisis in the second century -- The prophetic crises in the first and second centuries -- Plurality and unity in primitive Christianity and the origin of the canon -- Plurality in Christianity up to the formation of the canon -- The formation of the canon as a confession of plurality -- The inner canon within the canon : the grammar of primitive Christian faith -- Conclusion : the construction and plausibility of the primitive Christian sign world -- The construction of the primitive Christian religion : a summary -- The plausibility of primitive Christian religion
Control code
51835702
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 393 pages
Isbn
9780334029137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51835702
Label
A theory of primitive Christian religion, Gerd Theissen
Publication
Note
"Translated by John Bowden from the German ..."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-322) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The programme of a theory of primitive Christian religion -- The 'essence' of religion : religion as a cultural sign system -- The function of religion : religion as the promise of a gain in life -- Basic problems of a theory of primitive religion -- Myth and history in primitive Christianity -- The significance of the historical Jesus for the origin of primitive Christian religion : the revitalization of the Jewish religion by Jesus -- Myth in the preaching of the historical Jesus -- The ethic of Judaism and the preaching of Jesus -- The Jewish rites and the preaching of Jesus -- The political situation of Judaism and the historical Jesus -- Myth and Jesus' understanding of himself -- How did Jesus come to be deified? The transformation of the Jewish sign system by post-Easter belief in Christ -- The exaltation of Jesus as a way of surmounting dissonance -- The exaltation of Jesus as the intensification of the basic conviction of monotheism -- The exaltation of Jesus as the outdoing of competition -- The ethics of primitive Christianity -- The two basic values of the primitive Christian ethic : love of neighbour and renunciation of status -- Love of neighbour as the first basic value in primitive Christianity -- Renunciation of status as the second basic value in primitive Christianity -- The primitive Christian 'myth' and the two basic values of primitive Christianity -- Dealing with power and possessions in primitive Christianity. Ethical demands in the light of the two basic values : I -- A change of value in dealing with power and rule -- A change of value in dealing with possessions and wealth -- Dealing with wisdom and holiness in primitive Christianity. Ethical demands in the light of the two basic values : II -- A change of value in dealing with wisdom -- A change of value in dealing with holiness and cleanness -- The ritual sign language of primitive Christianity -- The origin of the primitive Christian sacraments from symbolic actions -- The ritual sign language of primitive Christianity as a whole -- Symbolic actions as preliminary forms of the sacraments -- The transformation of prophetic symbolic actions into primitive Christian sacraments -- The sacrificial interpretation of the death of Jesus and the end of sacrifice -- The replacement of sacrifice in the primitive Christian period -- The sacrificial interpretation of the death of Jesus -- The functions of traditional sacrifice -- Primitive Christian sign language as a functional equivalent of the traditional sacrifices
  • Primitive Christian religion as an autonomous sign world -- The way from primitive Christian religion to an autonomous sign world : from Paul to the Synoptic Gospels -- The beginning of the development towards the autonomy of primitive Christian religion : the Apostolic Council and Paul -- The way to autonomy of primitive Christian religion and the Synoptic Gospels -- The Gospel of John : the internal autonomy of the primitive Christian sign world is brought to consciousness -- The programme of the Johannine hermeneutic-in-stages in the prologue -- The implementation of the Johannine hermeneutic-in-stages -- The self-organization of the primitive Christian sign system in the Gospel of John -- The crises and consolidation of primitive Christianity -- The crises of primitive Christianity -- The Judaistic crisis in the first century -- The Gnostic crisis in the second century -- The prophetic crises in the first and second centuries -- Plurality and unity in primitive Christianity and the origin of the canon -- Plurality in Christianity up to the formation of the canon -- The formation of the canon as a confession of plurality -- The inner canon within the canon : the grammar of primitive Christian faith -- Conclusion : the construction and plausibility of the primitive Christian sign world -- The construction of the primitive Christian religion : a summary -- The plausibility of primitive Christian religion
Control code
51835702
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 393 pages
Isbn
9780334029137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51835702
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