How New Is the New Testament?

First-Century Judaism and the Emergence of Christianity
Author(s): Donald A. Hagner
Original Publish Date: Oct 16, 2018
Product Number: EB00725026
Released: Oct 16, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493415809
Publisher: Baker Academic
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What is so new about the New Testament? Senior scholar Donald Hagner tackles the issue of how distinct early Christianity was from the first-century Judaism from which it emerged. He surveys newness in the entire New Testament canon, examining the evidence for points of continuity and discontinuity between formative Judaism and early Christianity. Hagner's accessible analysis of the New Testament text shows that despite Christianity's thorough Jewishness, from the beginning dramatic newness was an essential aspect of this early literature.