Light from the Ancient East

The New Testament Illustrated by Recently Discovered Texts of the Graeco-Roman World

By Adolf Deissmann

Translated by Lionel R. M. Strachan

Light from the Ancient East

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  • ISBN: 9781592444724
  • Pages: 688
  • Publication Date: 1/15/2004
  • Retail Price: $67.00
Web Price: $53.60
Web Price: $53.60

Light from the Ancient East

The New Testament Illustrated by Recently Discovered Texts of the Graeco-Roman World

By Adolf Deissmann

Translated by Lionel R. M. Strachan

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592444724
  • Pages: 688
  • Publication Date: 1/15/2004
  • Retail Price: $67.00
Web Price: $53.60

About-

'Light from the Ancient East' is the classic study of nonliterary Greek and Latin texts from the
period leading up to, and contemporary with, the emergence of Christianity. Deissmann showed
how late nineteenth-century discoveries shed light on early Christian social and religious life. Working from the now common thesis that Christianity must be understood in its historical setting, Deissmann posits that Christianity be seen as a movement of the lower classes.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The New Testament is in exile here in the West, and we do well to restore it to its home in Anatolia. It is right to set it once more in the company of the unlearned, after it has made so long a stay amid the surroundings of modern culture. We have had hundreds of university chairs for the exact, scientific interpretation of the little Book - let us now listen while the homeland of the New Testament yields up its own authentic witness to the inquiring scholar."

Adolf Deissmann

Contributors-

Adolf Deissmann
Lionel R. M. Strachan

Bio(s)-

Adolf Deissmann (1866-1937) studied at Tuebingen and Berlin. In 1897 he was appointed to a professorship at Heidelberg where he taught until 1908, when he was called to succeed Bernhard Weiss at Berlin. Deissmann made important contributions to biblical philology and sociology. His research into the papyri remains important for biblical scholarship today.

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