Sunday, April 16, 2017

Frey et al. (eds.), Glaube

Das Verständnis des Glaubens im frühen Christentum und in seiner jüdischen und hellenistisch-römischen Umwelt
Hrsg. v. Jörg Frey, Benjamin Schliesser u. Nadine Ueberschaer, unter Mitarbeit von Kathrin Hager

[Faith. The Comprehension of Faith in Early Christianity and its Jewish and Hellenistic-Roman Environment.]
2017. XXV, 957 pages.
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 373

219,00 €
ISBN 978-3-16-153878-0

Published in German.
“Faith” has taken center stage in the religious language of Early Christianity and developed into the dominant description of the relationship between humans and God. No writing prior to or beside the New Testament uses the semantic field of “faith” with comparable density. At the same time, the Early Christian talk of faith is embedded into a complex network of perceptions and images, which constitute the addressees' horizon of understanding and lend communicative meaning to the word “faith”. The present volume contains studies on the understanding of faith in the writings of the New Testament as well as in foundational texts of the Old Testament, ancient and rabbinic Judaism, the Greco-Roman world, the Apostolic Fathers, and the Early Church. Reflections from the perspective of church history and systematic theology conclude it.
The essays are in German and English. Follow the link for the TOC.