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Intolerance And the Gospel by Gerd Ludemann

Intolerance And the Gospel

Intolerance And the Gospel by Gerd Ludemann
Nov 01, 2006 | 261 Pages
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    Nov 01, 2006 | 261 Pages

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“Tolerance or intolerance? Which of the two is promoted by the New Testament? And why? Only a close reading of the early sources can answer these questions. And only an independent expert can do this job. Lüdemann’s exegesis is impeccable, and the answer he comes up with is as straightforward as it is convincing: the representatives of the early church followed Jewish monotheists in their intolerance toward unbelievers and heretics. A fascinating book to read and to ponder.”
Professor of Religious Studies, University of Paderborn
Germany Honorary Professor of Divinity, University of St. Andrews, UK
Editor of the International Review of Biblical Studies

“This fascinating and probing book shows tolerance and intolerance delicately balanced between theological inquiry and historical investigation regarding the New Testament….A solid and compelling piece of scholarship, the book often reads as an apologetic treatise, with Lüdemann engaging what he sees as an incongruousness between religious pluralism, which champions tolerance, and the biblical text, which is inherently intolerant….Certain to fire up debate, this work is recommended for theological and academic libraries.”


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