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The Resource Constantine's Bible : politics and the making of the New Testament, David L. Dungan

Constantine's Bible : politics and the making of the New Testament, David L. Dungan

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Constantine's Bible : politics and the making of the New Testament
Title
Constantine's Bible
Title remainder
politics and the making of the New Testament
Statement of responsibility
David L. Dungan
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Constantines Bible
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politics and the making of the New Testament
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Language
eng
Review
Beginning with a meticulous study of just what a canon is, Dungan offers a panoramic view of the first three centuries of Christian history and how the major players, both ecclesiastical and civil, contributed to defining the collection of writings we call the New Testament. One of the claims of the bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code is that the institution of theCatholic Church suppressed some writings that challenged its own views and agendas. Dungan, professor of religion at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, finds this view untenable and offers as evidence a long and detailed examination of the scripture selection process as documented by the fourth-century church historian Eusebius. While various schools of Christianity exerted pressure to either include or exclude certain works, he concludes that the selection process produced "a minimalist canon, but one that is as hard as rock: all regional agendas have been intentionally ignored, all personal proclivities of prominent theologians or bishops dispensed with, every possible taint of 'politicking' avoided." Although written for the general reader, the book's detail can be overwhelming. But while his case for an orthodox canon is not unassailable, he succeeds in providing a wealth of information to enable readers to decide for themselves. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 14, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 32, p201)
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Dungan, David L
Index
index present
LC call number
BS465
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.D86 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Constantine
  • Eusebius
  • Church history
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politics and the making of the New Testament
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Constantine's Bible : politics and the making of the New Testament, David L. Dungan
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http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0619/2006025361.html
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
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Contents
What a "canon" of scripture is and is not -- The Greek polis and the demand for accuracy -- Greek polis ideology within Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity -- The influence of Greek philosophy upon early Christianity -- Against pagans and heretics: Eusebius's strategy in defense of the Catholic scriptures -- An emperor intervenes: Constantine reshapes Catholic Christianity and its scriptures -- Epilogue
Control code
617927
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780800637903
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025361
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780800637903
  • (OCoLC)70921322
Label
Constantine's Bible : politics and the making of the New Testament, David L. Dungan
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0619/2006025361.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What a "canon" of scripture is and is not -- The Greek polis and the demand for accuracy -- Greek polis ideology within Second Temple Judaism and early Christianity -- The influence of Greek philosophy upon early Christianity -- Against pagans and heretics: Eusebius's strategy in defense of the Catholic scriptures -- An emperor intervenes: Constantine reshapes Catholic Christianity and its scriptures -- Epilogue
Control code
617927
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 224 pages
Isbn
9780800637903
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780800637903
  • (OCoLC)70921322

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