THE PRE-NICENE NEW TESTAMENT - Fifty-four Formative Texts

THE PRE-NICENE NEW TESTAMENT - Fifty-four Formative Texts

By: Price, Robert M.

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Brand New Book. ; Through to the mid-fourth century AD, there were twice as many sacred writings in circulation in Christendom as were ultimately canonized for the New Testament. Not until AD 367, forty-two years after the famous Council of Nicea, would Saint Athanasius begin sorting through and determining which works should be granted special status. Prior to that time, Christians had recognized only the Hebrew Bible as scripture, all other works being seen as expressions rather than as sources of faith. Out of political necessity, and for the sake of unity and order in the church, canonization was harshly imposed on the churches. For scholars today, seeking to understand the breadth of early Christian teachings, it is important to consider all available sources. To that end, Professor Price offers the earliest extant versions of fifty-four books, all of which were once considered sacred, including both the New Testament books and lesser known works. These have been compiled into a single convenient, readable, and reliable volume. Robert M. Price holds doctoral degrees from Drew University in both theology and New Testament. He is currently Professor of Biblical Criticism at the Center for Inquiry Institute in Amherst, New York, and editor of the Journal of Higher Crit-icism. His books include Deconstructing Jesus, Paul as Text: The Apostle and the Apocrypha, and The Widow Traditions in Luke-Acts: A Feminist-Critical Scrutiny. He has published in the American Rationalist, Dialogue, Evangelical Quarterly, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Hervormde Teologiese Studies, Reformed Journal, and elsewhere. ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 1248 pages; 1560851945

Title: THE PRE-NICENE NEW TESTAMENT - Fifty-four Formative Texts

Author Name: Price, Robert M.


Publisher: Signature Books: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: New

Seller ID: 30804

Keywords: New Testament Criticism & Interpretation Reference Christianity Religion & Spirituality Books Church History Bible Study Apocrypha,