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Author: Mark Grundeken
In Community Building in the Shepherd of Hermas , Mark Grundeken investigates key aspects of Christian community life as reflected upon in the early Christian writing the Shepherd of Hermas (2nd century C.E.). Grundeken’s thematic study deals with various topics: the community’s identity, including its (alleged) ‘Jewish Christianness’, (lack of) resurrection belief, sectarian tendencies and its relation to the authorities and to the emperor cult; social features, encompassing gender roles and charity; and rituals such as baptism, metanoia, Eucharistic meals, the Sunday collection, dancing (and singing), the ‘holy kiss’ and reading of Scripture. The many fruitful entries prove Hermas to be one of the main texts for studying the development of community building in the early church.
Author: Mark Grundeken

wissenschaftlichen Positionen bezüglich der Komposition des Hermas bietet M. Grundeken, Community Building in the Shepherd of Hermas: A Critical Study of Some Key Aspects (SVigChr 131; Leiden: Brill 2015) 11-16. Zitate des griechischen und lateinischen Textes des Hermas folgen M. Leutzsch, Hg., „Hirt des Hermas

In: Vigiliae Christianae
Author: Bogdan G. Bucur

Building on John R. Levison’s study on «The Angelic Spirit in Early Judaism», which documented the widespread use of the term «spirit» as a designation for an angelic presence, this essay argues the presence of an «angelomorphic Pneumatology» in three early Christian sources: the book of Revelation, the Shepherd of Hermas, and Clement of Alexandria. It is argued that angelomorphic Pneumatology occurs in tandem with Spirit Christology, within a binitarian theological framework. This larger theological articulation results in a quasi-Trinitarian structure of the divine world, featuring the Father, the Son/Spirit, and the angelomorphic Spirit. The final section of the essay proposes a theological interpretation of these data.

In: Scrinium
Author: Ted M. Erho

in memoriam Prof. Gianfranco Fiaccadori (1957–2015) Nearly a century elapsed between the discoveries of the first and second Ethiopic exemplars of the Shepherd of Hermas , and some seven decades between the second and third. 1 For its fourth Geʿez witness scholarship has not needed to wait nearly

In: Caught in Translation: Studies on Versions of Late-Antique Christian Literature
In: Angelomorphic Christology

cross-cultural mission. I add a further variable by extending the exploration briefly to the Two Ways ( TW ) in the Barn. 18–20 and more particularly to the Shepherd of Hermas, which shares many characteristics of the Jewish Christianity of the Didache. 3 The exploration of “salvation” would have to

In: Sōtēria: Salvation in Early Christianity and Antiquity
Author: B. Diane Wudel

THE SEDUCTION OF SELF-CONTROL: HERMAS AND THE PROBLEM OF DESIRE B. DIANE WUDEL Abstract In both narrative passages and ethical precepts, the early Christian text The Shepherd of Hermas places great emphasis on the virtue of enkrateia, self-control or self-restraint. At the same time

In: Religion and Theology
In: Angelomorphic Pneumatology

to be taken up. ESTHER REED University of Exeter ESTHER REED BOOK REVIEWS HUMPHREY, Edith M., The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apo- calyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and the Shepherd of Hermas. JSPS Supp. Series, 17. Sheffield: Sheffield Aca- demic Press

In: Biblical Interpretation