Death in second-century Christian thought : the meaning of death in earliest Christianity /

Death in Second-Century Christian Thought' explores how the meaning of death was conceptualized in this crucial period of the history of the church. Through an exploration of key metaphors and other figures of speech that the early church used to talk about this fascinating and controversial to...

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Main Author: Mutie, Jeremiah (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom : James Clarke & Co., 2015.
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Summary:Death in Second-Century Christian Thought' explores how the meaning of death was conceptualized in this crucial period of the history of the church. Through an exploration of key metaphors and other figures of speech that the early church used to talk about this fascinating and controversial topic, Jeremiah Mutie argues that the church fathers selected, adapted and exploited existing pagan ideas about the subject of death in order to offer a distinctively Christian view based on Biblical texts. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus were critical to this development, as was the Christian.
Physical Description:1 online resource
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:0227904788
9780227904787