Because early Christianity was the product of Western as well as Eastern religious and cultural traditions, David Aune begins by examining the antecedents of early Christian prophecy.
Mohr Siebeck, pp. The commonality of the contributions, however, is in their investigation into the role of the prophet, prophecy, and prophetic literature of Jewish and early Christian literature and tradition.
It is difficult to know precisely what this means in terms of the volume as a collective statement as the individual essays seem rather aloof in abiding by this over-arching approach. Klein appears to draw conclusions about the rhetorical strategies of 1 and 2 Samuel based upon the verbiage and descriptors attributed to these three prophets.
Doyle follows the reception of Isaiah in its canonical form as the basis of his analysis of the vineyard metaphor in Isa Tobias Nicklas looks at the prophetic resonances with Paul the apostle pp.
Aune's comprehensive study of early Christian prophecy includes a review of its antecedents (Greco-Roman oracles, ancient Israelite prophecy, prophecy in early Judaism), a discussion of Jesus as prophet, and analyses of Christian prophetic speeches from Paul to the middle of the second century A.D. The Odes of Solomon and Early Christian Prophecy* - Volume 28 Issue 4 - D. E. Aune. His reconstruction is based almost exclusively on the source critical, form critical and redaction critical analysis of the Fourth Gospel, unchecked by . Others (like prof Candida Moss and lecturer Paul Cavill) point out, that this mentality of being persecuted roots back at early Christianity era. it appeared during the era of early Christianity due to internal Christian identity politics. claims that the New Testament teaches that persecutions are inherent to Christianity.
Nicklas gestures toward seeing Paul of Tarsus als charismatischen Juden seiner Zeit p. The next three essays look at the prophetic within Synoptic traditions.
Joseph Verheyden looks at what it means for Jesus to be called a prophet in Luke by examining passages which name him as such pp. Verheyden sees in Luke a tension between his naming Jesus as a prophet.
Verheyden sees Luke as not wanting to call Jesus a prophet. Prophet is a name of misunderstanding and misrecognition. The chapter is rather hypothetical in its four-stage development within the Johannine tradition but it presents an interesting investigation into the role of spirit and prophecy within the so-called Johannine writings.
The next two essays look at the Apocalypse. That being said, he works through Didache, Ignatius of Antioch, and Shepherd of Hermas as examples of the post-apostolic church of the early second century grasping for its ecclesial identity through such patterns as the prophetic.
From an organizational perspective, the collection of essays could have benefited from sectional ordering.
But all in all, the essays are excellent in their own right and as a collection a significant contribution to the discussion of the prophetic and its divergent developments.Through intertexture analysis of the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, this paper explores the use of the gift of prophecy, through the Holy Spirit, to communicate God’s divine empowerment of leaders in the early Christian church as in.
An Ecstasy of Folly: Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity. 28 Pages. Prophecy and Authority in Early Christianity. scholars have studied a variety of issues in early Christian prophecy—leadership, prophets’ itinerancy, prophetic versus ecclesiastical authority, and the genres and forms of prophetic utterances and literature.
Feb 08, · The commonality of the contributions, however, is in their investigation into the role of the prophet, prophecy, and prophetic literature of Jewish and early Christian literature and tradition. The book is an essential tool for studies in early Christian prophecy." --Charles W.
Hedrick, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Scholar, Southwest Missouri State University "The fulfillment of prophecy has never been given its proper due by the critical scholar.
For nearly a century, the figure of Max Weber has cast a long theoretical shadow over the conventional history of early Christianity, nowhere more influentially and problematically than in the history of early Christian prophecy.
Thus, while I find his analysis of the function of prophecy in Paul's understanding to be help- ful, I remain confused whenever he identifies particular texts as examples of Christian prophecy. This returns the discussion to the difference between the study of the global phe- nomenon of early Christian prophecy and the explication of particular.