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Redemptive almsgiving in early Christianity [electronic resource] / Roman Garrison.

By: Garrison, Roman, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 77.Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, c1993Description: 1 online resource (177 p.).ISBN: 9780567550606 (electronic bk.); 0567550605 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Charity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600 | Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 | Bible. New Testament -- Theology | Bible. N.T. -- Theology | Charity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600 | Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 | Religion | Charit�e -- Enseignement biblique | Charit�e -- Enseignement patristique | Charit�e -- Histoire des doctrines -- ca 30-600 (�Eglise primitive) | RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Soteriology | Caritas | Vergeving | Vroege kerk | Aalmoezen | Fr�uhchristentum | Almosen | Geschichte 30-600 | Christianity SalvationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Redemptive almsgiving in early Christianity.DDC classification: 234.3 Other classification: 11.51 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: In the light of the New Testament's conviction that Jesus Christ died for sins, and that the Cross is a 'once for all' act that makes the Temple cult unnecessary, this challenging work probes the reasons for the emerging doctrine of redemptive almsgiving in early Christianity. Do the New Testament writers themselves (even Jesus!) implicitly endorse the view that a 'supplementary' or alternative means of atonement is necessary? What is the background of this theme in Graeco-Roman sources and in the Hebrew Bible? What are the principal texts in early Christian literature that advocate almsgiving.
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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Toronto, 1990).

Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-166) and indexes.

In the light of the New Testament's conviction that Jesus Christ died for sins, and that the Cross is a 'once for all' act that makes the Temple cult unnecessary, this challenging work probes the reasons for the emerging doctrine of redemptive almsgiving in early Christianity. Do the New Testament writers themselves (even Jesus!) implicitly endorse the view that a 'supplementary' or alternative means of atonement is necessary? What is the background of this theme in Graeco-Roman sources and in the Hebrew Bible? What are the principal texts in early Christian literature that advocate almsgiving.

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