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Synoptic Problems

Collected Essays

Synoptic Problems

Collected Essays

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£217.70

Publisher: JCB Mohr (Paul Siebeck)
ISBN: 9783161526176
Number of Pages: 750
Published: 02/07/2014
Width: 24.1 cm
Height: 17.2 cm
This volume contains a collection of twenty-one essays of John S. Kloppenborg, with four foci: conceptual and methodological issues in the Synoptic Problem; the Sayings Gospel Q; the Gospel of Mark; and the Parables of Jesus. Kloppenborg, a major contributor to the Synoptic Problem, is especially interested in how one constructs synoptic hypotheses, always aware of the many gaps in our knowledge, the presence of competing hypotheses, and the theological and historical entailments in any given hypothesis. Common to the essays in the remaining three sections is the insistence that the literature, thought and practices of the early Jesus movement must be treated with a deep awareness of their social, literary, and intellectual contexts. The context of the early Jesus movement is illumined not simply by resort to the literary and historical sources produced by Greek and Roman elites but, more importantly, by data gathered from documentary sources available in non-literary papyri.

John S. Kloppenborg

Born 1951; MA and PhD at the University of St. Michael's College; Professor and Chair of the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto.

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