The Resource Who are the people of God? : early Christian models of community, Howard Clark Kee

Who are the people of God? : early Christian models of community, Howard Clark Kee

Label
Who are the people of God? : early Christian models of community
Title
Who are the people of God?
Title remainder
early Christian models of community
Statement of responsibility
Howard Clark Kee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this provocative book, an eminent scholar examines the complex factors that shaped Judaism and early Christianity, analyzing cardinal Judaic and Christian texts and the cultural worlds in which they were written. Howard Clark Kee's sociocultural approach emphasizes the diversity of viewpoint and belief present in Judaism and in early Christianity, as well as the many ways in which the two religions reacted to each other and to the changing circumstances of the first two centuries of the Common Era. According to Kee's interpretation of Jewish documents of the period, Jews began to adopt various models of community to bring into focus their group identity, to show their special relation to God, and to articulate their responsibilities within the community and toward the wider culture. The models they adopted - the community of the wise, the law-abiding community, the community of mystical participation, the city or temple model, and the ethnically and culturally inclusive community - were the means by which they responded to the challenges and opportunities for reinstating themselves as God's people. These models in turn influenced early Christian behavior and writing, becoming means for Christians to define their type of community, to understand the role of Jesus as God's agent in establishing the community, and to outline what their moral life and group structure, as well as their relations with the wider Jewish and Greco-Roman culture, ought to be
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kee, Howard Clark
Index
index present
LC call number
BV598
LC item number
.K425 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People of God
  • Church
  • Christianity
  • Peuple de Dieu
  • Église
  • Christianisme
  • Jodendom
  • Christendom
  • Geloofsgemeenschappen
  • Volk Gottes
  • Theologie
  • Geschichte 30-300
Label
Who are the people of God? : early Christian models of community, Howard Clark Kee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Critical note : priority in the gospel tradition
  • Ancient history and contemporary historiography
  • Models of community in the literature of postexilic Judaism
  • The community of the wise
  • The law-abiding community
  • The community where God dwells among his people
  • The community of mystical participation
  • The ethnically and culturally iclusive community
  • The community models develop in the post-New Testament period
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780300070637
Lccn
94013883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30475886
  • (OCoLC)ocm30475886
Label
Who are the people of God? : early Christian models of community, Howard Clark Kee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Critical note : priority in the gospel tradition
  • Ancient history and contemporary historiography
  • Models of community in the literature of postexilic Judaism
  • The community of the wise
  • The law-abiding community
  • The community where God dwells among his people
  • The community of mystical participation
  • The ethnically and culturally iclusive community
  • The community models develop in the post-New Testament period
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780300070637
Lccn
94013883
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30475886
  • (OCoLC)ocm30475886

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