Kyrios Christos: A History of the Belief in Christ from the Beginnings of Christianity to Irenaeus
By: Wilhelm Bousset (author)Paperback
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In Kyrios Christos , Wilhelm Bousset argues that the Hellenistic Church's declaration of "Jesus as Lord" is a transformation of the pre-Christian Judaic community's understanding of Jesus as the Son of Man. This unique distinction between the primitive Palestinian community and Hellenistic Christianity reveals how the earliest Christian beliefs were informed by existing religious influences. A well-known classic, Kyrios Christos defined the research agenda for nearly a century concerning the belief in Jesus as Lord and Christ from the New Testament through Irenaeus and his contemporaries. Bousset's landmark, with a new introduction by Larry Hurtado, is now made available for a new generation of students and scholars seeking to delve further into the ancient world of the early Christians.
Wilhelm Bousset (1865-1920) was a German theologian and New Testament Scholar.
CONTENTS I: JESUS THE MESSIAH-SON OF MAN IN THE FAITH OF THE PALESTINIAN PRIMITIVE COMMUNITY II: THE FAITH OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE PICTURE OF JESUS OF NAZARETH IN THE FIRST THREE GOSPELS III: THE GENTILE CHRISTIAN PRIMITIVE COMMUNITY IV: PAUL V: THE BELIEF IN CHRIST IN THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS VI: GNOSTICISM VII: THE CHRIST CULT IN THE POST-APOSTOLIC AGE VIII: THE STRUCTURING OF CHRISTIANITY ON THE BASIS OF THE CHRIST CULT AND ITS VARIOUS TYPES IX: THE APOLOGISTS X: IRENAEUS INDEXES
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