Disciples of the Beloved One: The Christology, Social Setting and Theological Context of the Ascension of Isaiah

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Sheffield Academic Press, 1996 - Religion - 354 pages
This is the most thorough investigation yet published on the early Christian apocalypse called the 'Ascension of Isaiah'. Knight examines all the critical issues in the study of this document, including matters of date, provenance and purpose. Particular attention is paid to the book's concepts of christology (with a view both to that christology's Jewish mediatorial background and to its relationship with wider Christianity) and millenarianism (with a view to the social setting of the writer and his readers). Questions concerning the author as haggadist and exegete are also addressed.

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Contents

Preface
7
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ASCENSION OF ISAIAH
25
Chapter 2
93
THE CHRISTOLOGY OF THE ASCENSION OF ISAIAH 71
125
THE SETTING OF THE ASCENSION OF ISAIAH
186
Chapter 4
210
THE ASCENSION OF ISAIAH AND THE NEW TESTAMENT
274
Bibliography
315
Index of References
336
Index of Authors
350
Copyright

About the author (1996)

Knight is a priest in the Church of England.

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