Into All the World: Emergent Christianity in Its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context edited by Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs
The third volume from editors Mark Harding and Alanna Nobbs on the content and social setting of the New Testament— like the first two volumes this brings together a team of eminent Australian scholars with links to the Australian College of Theology and Macquarie University to take the story of Christianity into the Jewish and Greco- Roman world of the first century. In thirteen chapters, the contributors discuss all the post- Pauline New Testament writings, devoting attention to both their content and their context. They examine the impact of the growth of the church on both Jews and Gentiles, exploring issues such as the diaspora, minorities, the Book of Acts, and the Fourth Gospel. The book then proceeds to a discussion of the impact of Christianity on the Roman state, including consideration of the book of Revelation and the imperial cult. A final chapter investigates how the church was perceived by Clement of Rome at the end of the first century.
About the editors:
Mark Harding is a former dean of the ACT and currently the Executive Officer of ANZATS and the Council of Deans of Theology.
Alanna Nobbs is a Professor of Ancient History at Macquarie University.
Johan Ferriera is a former Principal of Brisbane School of Theology.
Tim MacBride is Lecturer in New Testament and Preaching and co-chair of Homiletics at Morling College, Sydney.
Ian K. Smith is the Principal of Christ College, Sydney.
Murray J. Smith is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Christ College, Sydney
David Starling is Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Theology and Head of the Bible and Theology Department at Morling College, Sydney.
Bruce Winter is a former Queensland Theological College Principal and is now Emeritus Professor of New Testament Context there.