The second volume of a new history of early Christianity, written by Martin Hengel and Anna Maria Schwemer (cf. Jesus und das Judentum, Mohr Siebeck, 2007; ET Jesus and Judaism, Baylor University Press and Mohr Siebeck, 2019), was published 10 years after Hengel’s death in 2009. The manuscript that Hengel passed on to Schwemer in early 2009 comprised 117 pages, which means that the volume under review is essentially the work of Schwemer, who retained the structure of the project and the titles of the main sections (p. v). It is probably fair to say that it is Schwemer’s respect for Hengel’s scholarship and influence on research into the faith and life of the earliest followers of Jesus that prompted her to retain Martin Hengel’s name as co-author of the volume, although the increasing transition from the first-person plural to the first-person singular (“vielleicht etwas spät einsetzend[e]”; p....
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Book Review| April 08 2021
Die Urgemeinde und das Judenchristentum
Hengel, Martin and Schwemer, Anna Maria.
Die Urgemeinde und das Judenchristentum. Geschichte des frühen Christentums 2.
790. ISBN 978-3-16-149474-1. $158.00; €134.00 cloth.
Eckhard J. Schnabel
Bulletin for Biblical Research (2021) 31 (1): 97–100.
Eckhard J. Schnabel; Die Urgemeinde und das Judenchristentum. Bulletin for Biblical Research 8 April 2021; 31 (1): 97–100. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/bullbiblrese.31.1.0097
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