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The New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature

Jeffrey A. Trumbower

in Rescue for the Dead: The Posthumous Salvation of Non-Christians in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140996
eISBN:
9780199834747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140990.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter two scours the New Testament and other Christian literature, of roughly the same era, for passages in which there is a discussion of the possibility of salvation after death. Luke's parable ... More


One Bible, Two Covenants

Eugen J. Pentiuc

in The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195331226
eISBN:
9780199358380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331226.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter discusses the unity in diversity of the Old and New Testaments within the Christian Bible. The emergence of the New Testament, primarily the gospel, was preceded by the Christian ... More


Conclusion: The Evil Creator at Large

M. David Litwa

in The Evil Creator: Origins of an Early Christian Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197566428
eISBN:
9780197566459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197566428.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The conclusion sums up the work and makes several key points. First, Marcionites—among other early Christian groups—had biblical reasons for believing that the creator of this world was evil. Their ... More


Old and New Faiths, AD 1–450

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

As in any port city of the Roman world, the population of Ostia was very mixed. An extraordinary discovery was made on the outskirts of Ostia in 1961, while a road was being constructed linking ... More


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