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Mystery and the Making of a Christian Historical Consciousness : From Paul to the Second Century

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Lang explores the origins, ensuing articulations, and intellectual implications of the totalizing reconceptualization of history and ecclesial identity that enabled early Christians to imagine themselves as simultaneously new to the world in terms of revelation and yet also ancient with respect to God's eternal plan. A key to mapping the early development of this historical consciousness, he proposes, is a detailed analysis of a single term introduced by the apostle Paul into the Christian theological lexicon, the Greek noun for mystery, and the particular understanding of history and revelation that is commonly coupled with it--an understanding he refers to as the "once hidden, now revealed" mystery schema. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 293
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Christianity / General
Series Title: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Author: T. J. Lang
Language: English
Street Date: October 16, 2015
TCIN: 50275104
UPC: 9783110442670
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-1816

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