This collection of essays by leading experts in New Testament scholarship addresses core themes in the study of early Christianity. The topics addressed include text-critical issues relating to the New Testament, the historical situation in which the earliest Christian documents were composed, early Christian rituals, historical questions concerning Jesus and Paul, and the origin and development of important theological ideas in the early Church.
This volume is dedicated to Henk Jan de Jonge (Emeritus Professor in the New Testament, Leiden University) in honour of his important contributions to the field of New Testament Studies.
Rieuwerd Buitenwerf is Head of the Translation Department of the Netherlands Bible Society.
Harm W. Hollander is Lecturer in New Testament Studies, University of Leiden.
Johannes Tromp is Lecturer in Early Jewish Studies, University of Leiden.
Many of the contributions are relevant, topical, and deserve to play an active role in current scholarship. Dirk Jongkind,
Journal for the Study of the New Testament 32.5 (2010)
Contributors include: K. Berger, R. Bieringer, M.C. de Boer, R. Buitenwerf, B. Dehandschutter, J.W. van Henten, M.J. de Jong, M. de Jonge, J.S. Kloppenborg, D.-A. Koch, G.H. van Kooten, P. Lanfranchi, L.J. Lietaert Peerbolte, A. Lindemann, D. Lührmann, M.J.J. Menken, D.C. Parker, J. Tromp, C. Tuckett, J. Verheyden, M. Wolter, J.K. Zangenberg.
All those interested in New Testament Literature and the history of the Early Church.