The Theology of the Ascension of Isaiah : A First New Synthesis

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Pages:168
ISBN:0-7734-4363-0
978-0-7734-4363-1
Price:$159.95
Dr. Knight contributes to the study of both the theology of the earliest Christian literature and the New Testament by examining the neglected early second century apocalypse known as The Ascension of Isaiah. The goal is to allow scholars to examine all the evidence that exists.

Reviews

"Jonathan Knight's book, clearly and engagingly written from along engagement with an important but relatively neglected text that was nevertheless widely read in the second century, invites the student of the New Testament to radically revise conventional views about early Christian theology, and to realise that the canonized writings of the New Testament gives a fragmented, incomplete impression of the perception of Jesus as divine. This account also defines a strong relationship between emerging Christianity and a Jewish tradition, written perhaps in Antioch, that celebrated the notion of salvation through revealed knowledge."
Dr. Philip Davies,
Sheffield University


Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Theology

Christology

Pneumatology

The Theology (and the sociology) of relevation

Soteriology

Anthropology

Ethics

Ecclesiology

Eschatology

Setting in the history of early Christian theology

Bibliography