Essays on John and Hebrews (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen by Harold W. Attridge

By Harold W. Attridge

Harold W. Attridge has engaged within the interpretation of 2 of the main interesting literary items of early Christianity, the Gospel in keeping with John and the Epistle to the Hebrews. His essays discover the literary and cultural traditions at paintings within the textual content and its innovative rhetoric aiming to deepen religion in Christ through giving new aspiring to his dying and exaltation. His essays on John specialize in the literary artistry of the ultimate model of the gospel, its playful method of literary genres, its enticing rhetoric, its have fun with visible imagery. He situates that literary research of either works in the context of the historical past of faith and tradition within the first century, with cautious consciousness to either Jewish and Greco-Roman worlds. a number of essays, concentrating on the phenomena hooked up with 'Gnosticism', expand that religio-historical horizon into the lifetime of the early Church and give a contribution to the knowledge of the reception of those early Christian masterpieces.

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