From Jesus to his first followers : continuity and discontinuity : anthropological and historical perspectives / by Adriana Destro and Mauro Pesce.

Destro, Adriana, author.
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Essays. Selections. English
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Biblical interpretation series ; v. 152.
Biblical interpretation series, 0928-0731 ; volume 152
vi, 335 pages ; 25 cm.
Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Church history -- Primitive and early church.
From Jesus to his first followers' examines to what extent early Christian groups were in continuity or discontinuity with respect to Jesus. Adriana Destro and Mauro Pesce concentrate on the transformation of religious practices. Their anthropological-historical analysis focuses on the relations between discipleship and households, on the models of contact with the supernatural world, and on cohabitation among distinct religious groups. The book highlights how Matthew uses non-Jewish instruments of legitimation, John reformulates religious experiences through symbolized domestic slavery, Paul adopts a religious practice diffused in Roman-Hellenistic environments. The book reconstructs the map of early Christian groups in the Land of Israel and explains their divergences on the basis of an original theory of the local origin of Gospels' information.
Part 1: Jesus' strategy: interstitiality and conflict.The interstitial movement of Jesus and the oikos ; The conflict of Jesus with the society of his time ; Between family and temple: Jesus and sacrifices ; Kinship and movement: closeness and distance in John's perspective
Part 2: Religious practice as continuity with Jesus. The practice of the heavenly journey: the case of Paul ; Practices of contact with the supernatural: from Jesus to his followers
Part 3. Different groups of Jesus' followers, before Christianity. The places of Jesus' followers in the land of Israel: local origins of the Gospels' sources ; Divergent lines of transmission and memory: the Passion narratives in Mark and John ; A persecuted and antagonistic minority: the strategy of Matthew ; 'Mise en histoire' and social memory: the politics of the Acts of the Apostles ; Investigating domestic slavery in John
Part 4. Separation between Jews and Christians. The separation of the Jesus' followers from the Jews: the case of burial space.
Compilation of essays originally published by the authors in English, German, or Italian, most previously published at conferences, in journals, or as chapters of other publications.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-324) and index.
Pesce, Mauro, author.
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Online version: Destro, Adriana, author, editor. From Jesus to his first followers.
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