logo
Supporting your high street Find out how »
Basket Image

Basket

A Short History of the New Testament, Paperback / softback Book

A Short History of the New Testament Paperback / softback

Edited by Halvor Moxnes

Part of the Short Histories series

Description

Few documents in world history can match the inspirational impact of the New Testament.

For all its variety - gospels, letters and visions - this firstcentury collection of texts keeps always at its centre the enigmatic figure of Joshua/Jesus: the Jewish prophet who gathered a group around him, proclaimed the imminent end of the world, but was made captive by the authorities of Rome only to suffer a shameful criminal's death on a cross.

When his followers (including former persecutor Saul/Paul) became convinced that Jesus had defeated extinction, and had risen again to fresh life, the movement crossed over from Palestine to ignite the entire Greco-Roman Mediterranean world.

The author shows how the writings of this vibrant new faith came into being from oral transmission and then became the pillar of a great world religion.

He explores their many varied usages in music, liturgy, art, language and literature.

In discussing its textual origins, as well as its later reception, Moxnes shows above all how the New Testament has been employed both as a tool for liberation and as a means of power and control.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages, 41 bw integrated, 3 maps
  • Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
  • Publication Date:
  • ISBN: 9781780766089

Other Formats

£14.99

£12.75

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops