The construction of early Christian identity was a dynamic process in which social boundaries were drawn but also transcended. The source documents of Christianity bear witness to the process and dynamics involved in the construction of insiders and outsiders – determining who is to be included in and excluded from the community. In the super-diverse and super-mobile time in which we live, identity boundaries are often drawn. This volume explores not only New Testament and Early Christian texts to investigate these dynamics, but also how contemporary ideology can shape the reading of scripture to exclude or include others. (ISBN 9783643911155, 192 pag.)
Kok, Jacobus, Martin Webber and Jermo van Nes (eds.). Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity. Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible 38. Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2019.