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The Rise of Christian Beliefs: The Thought-World of Early Christians

The Rise of Christian Beliefs

The Thought-World of Early Christians

Heikki Räisänen (Author)

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Heikki Räisänen offers a historical survey of the "roots and first growth" of the thoughts, values, and practices of the early Christians and explains the evolution of Christian belief in terms of vital adaptations to specific challenges. An ideal textbook for university introductory courses on the New Testament and Early Christianity, The Rise of Christian Beliefs offers chapters discussing "paradigmatic events" -the life and death of Jesus and experiences of Easter, principal figures and groups, last things and afterlife, savior figures and the human condition, ethnicity, identity, and morality, and ritual community life.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800662660
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 432
  • Publication Date July 30, 2009

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"Professor Räisänen unveils a penetrating and persuasive discussion of the origin and developments of the main features of early Christian thought. He deftly connects topics that appear in the New Testament with subsequent Christian (and non–Christian) theologizing. Long, deep, and careful consideration governs the whole, and perceptive insights adorn every page. All students of early Christian thinking, from novice to senior scholar, will find this work challenging and illuminating."
—E. P. Sanders
Arts and Sciences Professor Emeritus of Religion
Duke University


"Writing from an avowedly history–of–religions—rather than 'theological'—perspective and fleshing out some of his earlier programmatic studies and critiques of "New Testament Theology," Räisänen gives an account of the rise of early Christian beliefs in a dynamic, non–partisan way. Thoroughly researched but always clear, thoughtful, and thought–provoking. This will be absolutely essential reading for all students of early Christianity."
—Christopher Tuckett
University of Oxford

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Chapter 10


Chapter 11


Chapter 12


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