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By Alan Kirk (ed.), Tom Thatcher (ed.)

Social and cultural reminiscence thought examines the methods groups and participants reconstruct and commemorate their pasts in mild of shared studies and present social realities. Drawing at the tools of this rising box, this quantity either introduces reminiscence thought to biblical students and restores the class “memory” to a preeminent place in study on Christian origins. within the technique, the quantity demanding situations present methods to analyze difficulties in Christian origins, resembling the heritage of the Gospel traditions, the beginning of early Christian literature, ritual and ethics, and the historic Jesus. The essays, taken in mixture, define a finished learn schedule for interpreting the beginnings of Christianity and its literature and likewise suggest a essentially revised version for the phenomenology of early Christian oral culture, examine the impression of reminiscence idea upon old Jesus study, identify connections among reminiscence dynamics and the looks of written Gospels, and examine the connection of early Christian commemorative actions with the cultural reminiscence of historical Judaism.

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