Warring States Publications
Studies in Early Christianity

Galilee in Modern Times

The first Christian century, the years from the preaching of John the Baptist to the death of Ignatius of Antioch, witnessed a remarkable new phenomenon, in which the humanistic trend within late Judaism gradually worked itself free to become a world religion. The monographs in this series focus on several highlights within this development, including the Historical Jesus, as he was reported and repeatedly revised by his earliest chronicler, John Mark of Jerusalem, and then as he was transformed by the later Gospel writers. The strong influence of Paul, and the irenic period that followed his death, are not neglected. The final tempest of individual suffering that attended the expulsion of Christians from Jewish fellowship is taken up in the final volume. These studies approach their subjects with philological scrupulousness and doctrinal objectivity, with a view to producing the first methodologically sound and historically coherent account of early Christianity.

One very famous philological problem is the question of the order and relationships of the Synoptic Gospels in New Testament studies, which is recognized as crucial for any investigation of the program and teachings of the Historical Jesus and the history of his movement. Several volumes in this series are devoted to a detailed reconsideration of key aspects of this problem. For these and related subjects, see also the articles in the Project's journal Alpha.

Release dates are tentative. Volumes presently planned, in chronological order by subject, are the following:

Studies in Early Christianity

Detailed descriptions, and in some cases sample readings, are available at the above pages. An order link is provided for books whose publication has been formally announced.

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