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The New Testament Christological hymns : their historical religious background /
by Jack T. Sanders.
imprint
Cambridge [Eng.] : University Press, 1971.
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xi, 162 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521079322
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Cambridge [Eng.] : University Press, 1971.
isbn
0521079322
catalogue key
908466
 
Bibliography: p. 145-147.
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A study of the hymnic and liturgical material in the New Testament which describes Christ's nature and person. Professor Sanders analyzes the hymns in detail and finds in them a common mythological pattern. He traces its origin to a particular and unorthodox branch of Judaism which is itself a branch of the 'wisdom' tradition where the thanksgiving hymn had its home.
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A study of the hymnic and liturgical material in the New Testament which describes Christ's nature and person. Professor Sanders analyzes the hymns in detail and finds in them a common mythological pattern. He traces its origin to a particular and unorthodox branch of Judaism which is itself a branch of the 'wisdom' tradition where the thanksgiving hymn had its home. His conclusions therefore have considerable importance and implications for questions about the origins of Gnosticism and its influence on Christianity.
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A study of the hymnic and liturgical material in the New Testament which describes Christ's nature and person. Professor Sanders analyzes the hymns in detail and finds in them a common mythological pattern. He traces its origin to a particular and unorthodox branch of Judaism which is itself a branch of the 'wisdom' tradition where the thanksgiving hymn had its home. His conclusions therefore have considerable importance and implications for questions about the origins of Gnosticism and its influence on Christianity. This is the full-scale historical religious study of the New Testament Christological hymns, and English readers will find particularly useful Professor Sanders' critical survey of recent continental scholarship on this and related subjects.
Table of Contents
Preface
Abbreviations
Hymns in the New Testament
Formal Analysis of he Hymns
The New Testament Christological hymns
The Current Status of the Investigation
The Prologue of John
Philippians ii. 6-11
Colossians i. 15-20
The shorter passages
Historical Religious Background of the New Testament Christological Hymns
The odes of Solomon
The coptic gnostic literature from Nag Hammadi
The Thanksgiving of the Wisdom School
The New Testament Christological hymns as language
Bibliography
Index
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