An up-to-date discussion of early Christian paraenesis in its Graeco-Roman and Hellenistic Jewish contexts in the light of one hundred years of scholarship, issuing from a research project by Nordic and international scholars. The concept of paraenesis is basic to New Testament scholarship but hardly anywhere else. How is that to be explained? The concept is also, toriously, without any agreed-upon definition and it is even contested. Can it at all be salvaged? This volume reassesses the scholarly discussion of paraenesis - both the concept and the phemen - since Paul Wendland and Martin Dibelius and argues for a number of ways in which it may continue to be fruitful.
Troels Engberg-Pedersen is Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Theology, Copenhagen University, Denmark. James M. Starr is Lecturer of Exegetic Theology (New Testament) at Johannelund Theological Seminary, Uppsala, Sweden.
Date of Publication
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft