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Jacobus Kok, Martin Webber, Jermo van Nes (Eds.)
Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity
Reihe: Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible
Bd. 38, 2019, 192 S., 39.90 EUR, 39.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-91115-5
The construction of early Christian identity was a dynamic process in which social boundaries were drawn but also transcended. The source documents of Christianity bear witness to the process and dynamics involved in the construction of insiders and outsiders - determining who is to be included and who excluded. In the super-diverse and super-mobile time in which we live, identity boundaries are often drawn. This volume explores not only New Testament and Early Christian texts to investigate these dynamics, but also how contemporary ideology can shape the reading of scripture to exclude or include others.
Jacobus (Kobus) Kok is Professor of New Testament at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Martin Webber is Professor of New Testament at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven and Research Associate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Jermo van Nes is Senior Researcher at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven and Research Associate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.