Giovedì, 24 Febbraio 2022 08:45

From Jesus to the First Groups

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From Jesus to His First Followers examines to what extent early Christian groups were in continuity or discontinuity with respect to Jesus. Adriana Destro and Mauro Pesce concentrate on the transformation of religious practices. Their anthropological-historical analysis focuses on the relations between discipleship and households, on the models of contact with the supernatural world, and on cohabitation among distinct religious groups. The book highlights how Matthew uses non-Jewish instruments of legitimation, John reformulates religious experiences through symbolized domestic slavery, Paul adopts a religious practice diffused in Roman-Hellenistic environments. The book reconstructs the map of early Christian groups in the Land of Israel and explains their divergences on the basis of an original theory of the local origin of Gospels’ information.

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Adriana Destro

Ordinaria di Antropologia culturale Università di Bologna, Facoltà di Lettere, Dipartimento di Discipline storiche. Dal 1994. Fondatrice del LEA - Laboratorio Etno-Antropologico dell'Ateneo di Bologna.. (continua)

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