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Some Hellenistic elements in primitive Christianity

Wilfred Lawrence Knox

Some Hellenistic elements in primitive Christianity

by Wilfred Lawrence Knox

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Published by Published for the British Academy by H. Milford, Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity and other religions -- Greek,
  • Hellenism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Wilfred L. Knox.
    SeriesThe Schweich lectures of the British Academy -- 1942., The Schweich lectures -- 1942.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR128G8 K6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination108 p. --
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14433873M

      “This book is an attempt to discover elements of what is commonly called Primitive Christianity. In it we will explore a brief overview of the Jewish and Roman world of the early Christians and what the earliest followers of Jesus believed about the afterlife, the Ten Commandments, the Passover, baptism and idolatry. Wilfred L. Knox, Some Hellenistic Elements in Primitive Christianity, (Really good, but mainly focused on Stoic/Platonic philosophy underpinning John's Gospel.) Geurt Hendrik van Kooten, Cosmic Christology in Paul and the Pauline School, John Dillon, The Middle Platonists: 80 B.C. to A.D. ,

    The two most important documents of this development of the primitive Christian theology are the Epistle to the Hebrews and the Gospel according to John, the former indicating the beginning and the latter the climax and maturity of the Hellenistic theology of primitive Christianity. The Hellenistic basis of the Epistle to the Hebrews, its dependence in individual points as well as in .   With reference to Hahn he further writes: ‘To be sure, Hellenistic Jewish Christianity was a mediating element between the Aramaic-speaking Jewish Christianity of Palestine and Hellenistic Gentile Christianity. Nevertheless, it is often impossible to grasp this second element in the development of the primitive Christian by: 7.

    the religion of the hellenistic age It has been shown in the last chapter that the religion of Paul was not derived from the pre-Christian Jewish doctrine of the Messiah. If, therefore, the derivation of Paulinism from the historical Jesus is still to be abandoned, recourse must be had to the pagan world.   The retribution principle is “the idea of divine retribution based on the merits (or demerits) of human behavior.” While the Old Testament had a view of the retribution principle that was rooted in the present world, the New Testament makes it clear that the ultimate reward to the righteous and punishment to the wicked will take place in the eschaton (Hill and Walton , .


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iv+ London: Milford, Cloth, by: 1. "Early Gentile Christianity and Its Hellenistic Background" and "A Note on the Resurrection" both originally appeared in ESSAYS ON THE TRINITY AND THE INCARNATION, edited by A.

Rawlinson, and published by Longmans, Green and Co., Ltd., London, in They are here reprinted by Size: 7MB. The "Christian" churches of this world are predominantly antinomian Some Hellenistic elements in primitive Christianity book some extent.

Both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism belong to what can be termed Hellenistic Christianity, that is, a form of Christianity heavily influenced by Greek philosophies, particularly Gnosticism. Catholicism is the more moderate of the two, having retained. one with which all students of primitive Christianity will have to reckon.

In it Professor Pfleiderer recognises that the solution offered by the Tubingen school is no longer tenable, and he comes forward with such an account of early Christianity, its writings and its doctrines, as will, he hopes, account for them, without having recourse to any- thing miraculous or supernatural.

This Judaic Christianity had no future, and the traces of it had almost disappeared, but forgotten works that had been preserved in Eastern languages, Armenian, Syriac, Coptic, Ethiopic, have gradually enabled its literary heritage to be restored: such writings as the Odes of Solomon, the Ascension of Isaias, the Testa- ments of the Twelve Patriarchs, and others.

And as this book points out— Primitive Christianity in Crisis by Alan Knight—Christian gnosticism came about because of a reformation of the Greek religion, beginning back in the 5th and 6th centuriesB.C.—where they essentially gave up on animal sacrifices and they said that as they looked in the heavens.

Most importantly, the book deals a death blow to the alleged similarities between Christianity and the mystery religions.

The Dionysis religion, for example did not, as claimed, have a virgin birth story because Dionysus was born of a union between Zeus and a human by: 6. Gnosticism. One of the most dangerous influences of Greek thought on Christianity concerned Greek beliefs about the physical and the spiritual realms.

Greek philosophy taught that the earth was created not by the Most High God, but by an underling, several levels below, who imbued the physical nature of his creation with imperfection.

Christianity and Hellenistic philosophies experienced complex interactions during the first to the fourth centuries. As Christianity spread throughout the Hellenic world, an increasing number of church leaders were educated in Greek philosophy. The dominant philosophical traditions of the Greco-Roman world then were Stoicism, Platonism, and Epicureanism.

Stoicism and, particularly, Platonism were readily incorporated into Christian ethics and Christian theology. This inevitably leads to thorough research of both Jewish and Hellenistic cultures in the period from Alexander the Great to Justinian, in their various interactions. This is why the book has a fourfold division: (1) Hellenism and Judaism, (2) Judaism and Christianity, (3) Hellenism and Christianity, and (4) Hellenism-Judaism-Christianity.

"This book is an attempt to discover elements of what is commonly called Primitive Christianity. In it we will explore a brief overview of the Jewish and Roman world of the early Christians and what the earliest followers of Jesus believed about the afterlife, the Ten Commandments, the Passover, baptism and idolatry/5.

Full text of "Bible studies: contributions chiefly from papyri and inscriptions to the history of the language, the literature, and the religion of Hellenistic Judaism and primitive Christianity.

His books on the Hellenic aspect of Christian history include St Paul and the Church of Jerusalem (), St Paul and the Church of the Gentiles () and Some Hellenistic Elements in Primitive Christianity ( – based on his Schweich lectures of ).

His last book, The Sources of the Synoptic Gospels was nearly complete when he : 21 MayKibworth Beauchamp, England. Umberto Eco noted that a book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.

History in general underlines the book’s fragility. Each essay moves forward the current understanding of how primitive Christianity situated itself in relation to evolving Greco-Roman Jewish culture.

Some essays focus on configuring the social context for the origins of the Jesus movement and beyond, while others assess the literary relation between early Christian and Hellenistic Jewish texts.

Was Early Christianity Corrupted by 'Hellenism'. Paul R. Eddy Assistant Professor of Theology, Bethel College, St. Paul, MN. A common criticism of historic orthodox Christianity is the claim that early Christianity was corrupted by the intellectual forces of 'Hellenism.' (Hellenism, of course, refers to the influence of ancient Greek philosophy and culture, which.

Christianity - Christianity - Relations between Christianity and the Roman government and the Hellenistic culture: The Christians were not respectful toward ancestral pagan customs, and their preaching of a new king sounded like revolution.

The opposition of the Jews to them led to breaches of the peace. Thus, the Christians could very well be unpopular, and they often were.Chapter three in the defense of the thesis that Jesus thought of himself not as God or Christ but as God's eschatological prophet proclaiming God's kingdom, the resurrection had nothing to do with Jesus coming back to life, and the affirmation that Jesus was divine first arose among his followers long after his death.

In this part of his book, Thomas Sheehan puts forward a .Hellenism is the term generally used by historians to refer to the period from the death of Alexander the Great ( B.C.E.) to the death of Cleopatra and the incorporation of Egypt in the Roman Empire in 30 B.C.E.

Egypt was the last important survivor of the political system which had developed as a consequence both of the victories of Alexander and of his premature death.