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Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World [Paperback]

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'I am a Christian' is the confession of the martyrs of early Christian texts and, no doubt, of many others; but what did this confession mean, and how was early Christian identity constructed? This innovative study sets the emergence of Christian identity in the first two centuries, as it is constructed by the broad range of surviving literature, within the wider context of Jewish and Graeco-Roman identity. It uses a number of models from contemporary constructionist views of identity formation to explore how what comes to be seen as 'Christian' literature creates a sense of what to be 'a Christian' means, and traces both continuities and discontinuities with the ways in which Jewish and Graeco-Roman identity were also being constructed through their texts. It seeks to acknowledge the centrality of texts in shaping early Christianity, historically as well as in our perception of it ...

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Pages   370
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.12" Width: 5.68" Height: 0.84"
Weight:   1.06 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 13, 2006
Publisher   Oxford University Press
ISBN  019929142X  
EAN  9780199291427  


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