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Author Penner, Todd C.

Title In praise of Christian origins [electronic resource] : Stephen and the Hellenists in Lukan apologetic historiography / Todd Penner.

Imprint New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004.

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Description 1 online resource (xl, 400 pages).
Series Emory studies in early Christianity
Emory studies in early Christianity.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-376) and indexes.
Contents Hellenists and historia : constructing Christian history and theology in modern scholarship -- Textualizing the Hellenists, contextualizing interpretation : mapping the exegetical terrain -- Writing history in antiquity : identity, rhetoric, and compelling narration -- Jewish apologetic historiography : cultural identity and rewriting the past -- In praise of origins : the Hellenists, Stephen, and the Christian foundation narrative -- Epilogue: Historiography, history, and the academy.
Summary Almost all scholars look to Acts 6:1-8:3 as providing the bedrock of early Christian tradition. The incident between the Hebrews and the Hellenists are understood to reflect real historical and theological problems in the early Jerusalem community, demonstrating the Hellenist role as a historical bridge between Jesus and Paul. Penner''s study challenges the fundamental assumptions of this approach. Penner emphasizes the rhetorical and moral dimensions of ancient historiographical theory, especially the centrality of narrative and plot, the use of vivid description, the application of comparis.
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Subject Bible. Acts, VI, 1-VIII, 3 -- Historiography.
Bible. Acts, VI, 1-VIII, 3 -- Socio-rhetorical criticism.
Apostelgeschichte 6,1-8,4.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Penner, Todd C. In praise of Christian origins. New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004 0567026205 (DLC) 2003027920 (OCoLC)53993111
ISBN 9780567049704 (electronic bk.)
0567049701 (electronic bk.)