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Institutions of the Emerging Church


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List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction: Sven-Olav Back, Abo Akademi University, Finland 2. The apostate in the early church: from Luke-Acts to the Pauline tradition, Samuel Byrskog, University of Lund, Sweden 3. "Hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us": The Notion of a Common Apostolic Tradition in the Pauline letters, Reidar Hvalvik, Norwegian School of Theology, Norway 4. The religious authorities in the Corpus Paulinum, Erkki Koskenniemi, Abo Akademi University, Finland 5. A new life to live: Baptismal texts from the second and third generation church, Lars Hartman, Prof Em., University of Uppsala, Sweden 6. The Eucharist in Paul and in Hebrews, Jostein Adna, School of Mission and Theology, Norway 7. The Eucharist in the letters of Ignatius of Antioch, Sven-Olav Back, Abo Akademi University, Finland 8. The People of God, Tord Fornberg Bibliography Index

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In this volume the key 'institutions' of the early church are examined, from Baptism and Eucharist to religious authorities and the notion of the 'People of God'

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Sven Olav-Back is Lecturer in Biblical Languages and Exegesis at Abo Akademi University, Finland. Erkki Koskenniemi is Adjunct Professor of New Testament Exegesis at Abo Akademi University in Finland, University of Helsinki, Finland and University of Eastern Finland.


Institutions of the Emerging Church has my unqualified endorsement...the eminently admirable methodology, the many provocative theses the essays present, and the perfectly lucid readability of the collection ought to be enough to recommend the volume to any serious scholar of early Christianity. I myself am deeply grateful to the authors for their excellent contribution to early Christian scholarship. * Reading Religion *

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