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The Birth of Christian History: Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts

Eve-Marie Becker


When the Gospel writings were first produced, Christian thinking was already cognizant of its relationship to ancient memorial cultures and history-writing traditions. Yet, little has been written about exactly what shaped the development of early Christian literary memory. This book explores the diverse ways in which history was written according to the Hellenistic literary tradition, focusing specifically on the time during which the New Testament writings came into being: from the mid-first century until the early second century CE. While acknowledging cases of historical awareness in other ... More

Keywords: early Christian history, Christian thinking, history-writing, Hellenistic literary tradition, New Testament writings

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780300165098
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300165098.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eve-Marie Becker, author
Aarhus University