New Vistas on Early Judaism and Christianity

From Enoch to Montreal and Back

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Lorenzo DiTommaso, Gerbern S. Oegema
  • New York, NY: 
    Bloomsbury T&T Clark
    , July
     368 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


The study of early Judaism and early Christianity has been revolutionised by new evidence from a host of sources: the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha, the Nag Hammadi writings and related texts, and new papyrus and amulet discoveries. Now scholars have entered the “next generation” of scholarship, where these bodies of evidence are appreciated in conversation with each other and within the contexts of the wider Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman cultures from the fourth century BCE to the fourth century CE.

This volume features chapters from leading scholars who approach the study of early Judaism and early Christianity from this synthetic approach. The chapters engage in an inter-generational and international dialogue among the past, present and future generations of scholars, and also among European, North-American, African and South-American scholars and their various methodologies and approaches –- linguistic, historical or comparative. Among the chapters are contributions by Professors James Charlesworth (Princeton), André Gagné (Concordia) and Loren Stuckenbruck (Munich), as well as papers from researchers from North America, Europe, South America and Africa.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Lorenzo DiTommaso is Professor of Religion at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. Among his books is the Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research, 1850-1999 (T&T Clark, 2001).

Gerbern S. Oegema is Professor of Biblical Studies and Founder of the Center for Research on Religion at McGill University, Canada.


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