Beginning from Jerusalem (Christianity in the Making, vol. by James D. G. Dunn

By James D. G. Dunn

Beginning from Jerusalem covers the early formation of the Christian religion from 30 to 70 C.E. After outlining the hunt for the ancient church (parallel to the hunt for the ancient Jesus) and reviewing the assets, James Dunn follows the process the move stemming from Jesus “beginning from Jerusalem.” / He opens with a detailed research of what should be stated of the earliest Jerusalem neighborhood, the Hellenists, the challenge of Peter, and the emergence of Paul. Then Dunn focuses completely on Paul ― the chronology of his lifestyles and challenge, his knowing of his name as apostle, and the nature of the church buildings that he based. The 3rd half strains the ultimate days and literary legacies of the 3 central figures of first-generation Christianity: Paul, Peter, and James the brother of Jesus. every one part contains distinct interplay with the substantial wealth of secondary literature at the many matters covered.

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19, 29; Rom. 13-18). 53. See further my Romans (WBC 38; Dallas: Word, 1988) 875-76; and below. 4. 54. See Jesus Rememliered § 13 n. 1-14. The link forward to the Pbionites ("poor men') is also important (see. g.. Karpp. 'Christennamen' 1117). 55. 4. 56. 3; and cf. 14-15 (see Harnack, Mission 419-21). 57. 2 D; 1 Pel. 18; cf. MaU. 17. 58. 47; 1 Cor. 18; 2 Cor. 15; litzmyer. 'Designations" 226; Fitzmyer includes witnesses of the risen Christ" (224). 28-29; 1 Pet. 23), 'the company (pleilwsf ( . \ c t s 4 .

T. Hanson, The Image of the Invisible God (London: SCM, 1982); J. Habermann. Prdexislenzaussagen im Neimi Testament (Prankfurt: Lang. 1990). 112. D. B. 47: Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1992). 1 I 3. R. J. 2 I h e u s e o f wisdom language for Chrisl, I h e reference of 'Yahweh lexis' l o Christ, and the devotion offered through Christ"-* t o be understood not cjuite s o s t r a i g h t f o r w a r d l y ? " ^ If t h e former, then indeed the forward gap l o later d o g m a is much diminished, but t h e backward gap lo J e s u s ' own self-claims increases dramatically and the significance of his pre-passion mission recedes into t h e distance.

His crucial finding was that "two opposing parties with a ver\ distinct difference of views had come into being as early as th(>se early times in which Christianity had yet hardly begun to break through the narrow hounds of Judaism and to open up for itself a successful field of work in the pagan world" (cited by Kiimmcl. New Tesiiinienl 129-30). Baur argued that the Christ party and the Cephas party in I Cor. 12 were one and the same, so that the slogans attested only two parties. It was J. Weiss.

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