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Church History

VOLKER LEPPIN Geschichte des mittelalterlichen Christentums

[A History of Medieval Christianity]

In his work, Volker Leppin follows the path of Christianity from the upheavals caused by the Germanic migrations and ethnogenesis to the high medieval institutional consolidations and pluralities up to the Late Middle Ages with its many tensions and polarities. He provides comprehensive up-to-date information on the external events, information drawn from current interdisciplinary research.   ( learn more | Reading Sample )

New Testament

NICHOLAS J. MOORE Repetition in Hebrews

Plurality and Singularity in the Letter to the Hebrews, Its Ancient Context, and the Early Church

The Letter to the Hebrews lies at the heart of a tradition that views repetition as a uniformly negative phenomenon. Nicholas Moore argues that repetition in fact has a variety of functions in the letter, including an essential role in the believer’s appropriation of the eternally valid work of Christ.   (learn more..)

New Testament

MICHAEL SOMMER Der Tag der Plagen

Studien zur Verbindung der Rezeption von Ex 7-11 in den Posaunen- und Schalenvisionen der Johannesoffenbarung und der Tag des Herrn-Tradition

[The Day of the Plagues. Studies on the Connection of the Reception of Ex 7-11 in the Visions of Trumpets and the Bowls of Wrath and the Tradition of the Day of the Lord]

Michael Sommer demonstrates that Rev 6:12-16:21 can be read as a coherent sub-unit in the apocalyptic visions in which John wanted to fuse together the two traditions of the great Day of the Lord and the plagues in Egypt.   (learn more...)

New Testament

The Mission of Jesus

Second Nordic Symposium on the Historical Jesus, Lund, 7-10 October 2012

Edited by Samuel Byrskog and Tobias Hägerland

[Die Mission Jesu. Zweites nordisches Symposium über den historischen Jesus, Lund, 7.-10. Oktober 2012]

This volume deals with the mission of the historical Jesus, that is, Jesus' notion of being commissioned by God to carry out a specific task, and his ideas of how to perform that task. Eleven scholars discuss how the mission of Jesus was understood in earlier research and present their own views.   (learn more...)