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The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions (Studies of the New Testament and Its World) Hardcover – January, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0567086938 ISBN-10: 0567086933

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies of the New Testament and Its World
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: T. & T. Clark Publishers, Ltd. (January 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0567086933
  • ISBN-13: 978-0567086938
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,858,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Klauck has done a commendable job undertaking a difficult task." -- Princeton Seminary Bulletin, July 2002

"Klauck's book is a currently unrivalled guide to its subject." -- International Review of Biblical Studies, 1999/2000

“The range of material covered by Klauck is huge and the bibliographies...are also very extensive..." -- Anvil, 2001

“another aid to understanding the background to the world into which the New Testament and Christianity were born” -- Novum Testamentum, XLII.4 (2000)

About the Author

Dr. Hans-Josef Klauck is Professor of New Testament Exegesis, University of Munich, Germany. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
The Religious Context Of Early Christianity: A Guide To Graeco-Roman Religions by Jans-Josef Klauck (Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago) is a college-level reference to the religious practices that were common and widespread at the inception of Christianity. Ranging from examinations of antiquarian sacrificial cults; to the popular belief systems of the day in astrology and soothsaying; to the imperial cults surrounding powerful individuals, and so much more, The Religious Context Of Early Christianity is a scholarly, impressively researched, and meticulously presented reference work which is a very welcome addition to Christian Studies reading lists and historical reference collections.
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