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Death in Second-Century Christian Thought: The Meaning of Death in Earliest Christianity

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by Jeremiah Mutie
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Death in Second-Century Christian Thought: The Meaning of Death in Earliest Christianity by Jeremiah Mutie

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 promise of eternal life. In this erudite book, Mutie shows how Christians engaged with the views of death in late antiquity, coming up with their own characteristic belief in life after death.

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Pages: 242
Size: 3.1 MB
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780227904787 (DRM-PDF)

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