The Open Mind: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland (The Library of New Testament Studies)

The Open Mind: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland (The Library of New Testament Studies)

By: Jonathan Knight (editor), Kevin Sullivan (editor)Hardback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


This Festschrift draws on the research interests of Christopher Rowland. The collection of essays comes from former doctoral students and other friends, many of whom shed light on the angelic contribution to the thought-world of developing Christianity. The significance of the Jewish contribution to developing Christian ideology is critically assessed, including the impact of the original Jewish sources on the earliest Christian belief. The distinguished contributors to this volume include April DeConick, Paul Foster, John Rogerson, Tobias Nicklas and Andrei Orlov.

About Author

Jonathan Knight is Research Fellow of the Katie Wheeler Trust and formerly Visiting Fellow in New Testament and Christian Ministry at York St. John University, UK. Kevin Sullivan is Associate Professor and Chair of the Religion Department at Illinois Wesleyan University, USA.


Table of Contents Foreword 1. On trees and visionaries: the role of the cosmic tree and related material in Baruch, Daniel and Pseudo-Danielic literature Vincente Dobronruka, University of Brazil, Brazil 2. Performing the Cosmic Mystery of the Church in the Communities of the Didache Jonathan Draper, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 3.The Similitudes of Enoch (1 En. 37-71): The Son of Man, Apocalyptic Messianism & Political Theology Crispin Fletcher-Louis 4. The Open Hell: A Study of the Apocalypse of Peter Paul Foster, University of Edinburgh, UK 5. The Descending Son of Man in the Gospel of John: A Polemic against Mystical Ascent to See God Charles A. Gieschen, Concordia Theological Seminary, USA 6. Heavenly mysteries and earthly riches: an apocalyptic perspective on the proper use of wealth in the Gospel according to Luke? Andrew Gregory, University of Oxford, UK 7. "The Christology of The Ascension of Isaiah: docetic or polymorphic?" Jonathan Knight, York St John University, UK 8. "Before Mary and Jesus there was Raphael: An antecedent to the angelic "incarnations" of Jewish Christianity and its gospels" Phillip Munoa, Hope College, USA 9. Drink the Cup which I promised you!" (Apocalypse of Peter 14.4) Peter's Death and the End of Times Tobias Nicklas, University of Regensburg, Germany 10. The Demise of the Antagonist in the Apocalyptic Scapegoat Tradition Andrei A. Orlov, Marquette University, USA 11. Reading Leviticus Today J. W. Rogerson, University of Sheffield, UK 12. Jesus, Angels and the Honeycomb in Luke 24:42 Kevin P. Sullivan, Illinois Wesleyan University, USA 13. 13. Escape from Time: The Cognitive Basis for Gnostic Ascent Practices April deConick, Rice University, USA Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780567658517
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780567658517
  • weight: 639
  • ISBN10: 0567658511

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly