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Published: 12 February 2015

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198724810

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Debates over the Resurrection of the Dead

Constructing Early Christian Identity

Outi Lehtipuu

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Studies various early Christian representations of resurrection and how they were used as markers to set boundaries among Christians.
  • Argues that the way the resurrection belief was formulated was used as a touchstone or a litmus test to show who was genuine and who was a Christian only in name.
  • Focuses on relevant Nag Hammadi texts, not often studied from the perspective of resurrection beliefs.
  • Highlights the hermeneutical potential of New Testament texts.