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This World and the World to Come : Soteriology in Early Judaism, Hardback Book

This World and the World to Come : Soteriology in Early Judaism Hardback

Part of the The Library of Second Temple Studies series


This is a distinguished list of contributors consider the issue of 'soteriology' in "Second Temple literature".

Did authors of "Second Temple texts" concern themselves with 'salvation'?

If so, on what terms? What does one need 'salvation' from? And are the parameters of who is included in or excluded from 'salvation' defined?

Gurtner's vision in compiling this collection is to collect contributions on a single topic as it is addressed in individual books from the Second Temple period.

Working from a sound methodological basis the contributors assess the theme in different books, acknowledging that the approaches in each text are different, depending on issues of genre and provenance.

This allows an acute comparison of how this topic is present across a myriad of "Second Temple Jewish texts".

Throughout the course of the work the notion of 'soteriology' is very broadly conceived.

Whilst acknowledging the obviously Christian connotation of the term 'soteriology' the volume similarly acknowledges the usefulness of the term as an heuristic category for careful analysis. "The Library of Second Temple Studies" is a premier book series that offers cutting-edge work for a readership of scholars, teachers, postgraduate students and advanced undergraduates in the field of Second Temple studies.

All the many and diverse aspects of Second Temple study are represented and promoted, including innovative work from historical perspectives, studies using social-scientific and literary theory, and developing theological, cultural and contextual approaches.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN: 9780567028389


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