Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Backgrounds of Early Christianity

Ferguson, Everett


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Listen to a lecture by Dr. Evertt Ferguson entitled Why Study Early Christian History and Literature. (Wheaton College)

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Having long served as a standard introduction to the world of the early church, Everett Ferguson’s Backgrounds of Early Christianity has been expanded and updated in this third edition. The book explores and unpacks the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds necessary for a good historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church. New to this edition are revisions of Ferguson’s original material, updated bibliographies, and fresh discussions of first-century social life, of Gnosticism, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish literature.

Book Details

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0802822215
ISBN 13: 9780802822215

Ferguson’s standard introduction to the backgrounds of the New Testament and early Christianity is a great resource. It is weighted slightly more toward the Greco-Roman backgrounds of the New Testament, though it includes ample coverage of Jewish historical and literary backgrounds for the beginning student. Each section is easy to use, with area-specific bibliographies to aid in further research.
- Brandon Crowe, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary