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The influence of some ancient philosophical and religious traditions on the soteriology of early Christianity

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Niekerk, Rassie en
dc.contributor.author Gibson, Jan Albert en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-25T11:03:52Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-25T11:03:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-25T11:03:52Z
dc.date.submitted 2002-08-31 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2483
dc.description.abstract When reading the Bible in an independent way, i.e., not through the lenses of any official Church dogma, one is amazed by the many voices that come through to us. Add to this variety the literaiy finds from Nag Hammadi, as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls, then the question now confronting many spiritual pilgrims is how it came about that these obviously diverse theologies, represented in the socalled Old and New Testaments, were moulded into only one "orthodox" result. In what way and to what degree were the many Christian groups different and distinctive from one another, as well as from other Jewish groups? Furthermore, what was the influence of other religions, Judaism, the Mysteries, Gnostics and Philosophers on the development, variety of groups and ultimately 021 the consolidation of "orthodox" soteriology? en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (271 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject No keywords available en
dc.subject.ddc 234
dc.subject.lcsh Salvation -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600
dc.subject.lcsh Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600
dc.subject.lcsh Philosophy, Ancient
dc.title The influence of some ancient philosophical and religious traditions on the soteriology of early Christianity en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Systematic Theology and Theological Ethics en
dc.description.degree M.Th. (Systematic Theology) en


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