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John and ‘the Gnostics’

Charles E. Hill

in The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199264582
eISBN:
9780191602085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264589.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Investigates the chief empirical basis for the OJP, the use of the Fourth Gospel among ‘gnostic’ and Valentinian authors and groups that can be plausibly dated to the second century. The works of ... More


The Gospel of Thomas: What is Revealed

Andrew Hui

in A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter details how the Gospel of Thomas, like the Analects, is also the posthumous collection of a charismatic teacher. The sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas are difficult, obscure, and ... More


Praeparatio Evangelica in Early Christian Gospels

Simon Gathercole

in Connecting Gospels: Beyond the Canonical/Non-Canonical Divide

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198814801
eISBN:
9780191852480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814801.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The novelty of the Christian message was a crucial point of discussion in the early church, a discussion reflected in both canonical and non-canonical gospels. In contrast to texts which saw the ... More


Introduction

David A. deSilva

in The Jewish Teachers of Jesus, James, and Jude: What Earliest Christianity Learned from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195329001
eISBN:
9780199979073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329001.003.0000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas attests to a reluctance among early Christians to regard Jesus as learning from his senior contemporaries, a tendency that has persisted throughout the centuries, ... More


The New Testament, Jesus, and the Enigma of Paul: Scriptural Background for Patristic Positions

Ilaria L. E. Ramelli

in Social Justice and the Legitimacy of Slavery: The Role of Philosophical Asceticism from Ancient Judaism to Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198777274
eISBN:
9780191823022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198777274.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

This chapter examines New Testament positions on slavery and poverty. Galatians 3:28 argues against the social, gender, and ethnic inferiority theorized by Aristotle. Paul may have embraced the ... More


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