Kerygma, catechesis and other things we used to find: Twentieth-century research on early Christian teaching since Alfred Seeberg (1903)

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Edsall, Benjamin Andrew. (2012). Kerygma, catechesis and other things we used to find: Twentieth-century research on early Christian teaching since Alfred Seeberg (1903). Currents in Biblical Research. 10(3), pp. 410 - 441. https://doi.org/10.1177/1476993X11420781
AuthorsEdsall, Benjamin Andrew
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Inquiry into the content of the preaching and teaching of the early Church was commonplace in the first part of the twentieth century. Such research was carried out under a number of different headings – kerygma, catechesis, etc. – and pursued with the form-critical tools of the day. However, these reconstructions encountered serious criticism and since the 1970s such inquiries have been more reserved. Today the field is divided, if sparse, with some employing the methods and results of earlier scholarship and others all but ignoring the question entirely. The present article examines this history of scholarship from Alfred Seeberg into the twenty-first century.

Year2012
JournalCurrents in Biblical Research
Journal citation10 (3), pp. 410 - 441
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.
ISSN1476-993X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/1476993X11420781
Web address (URL)http://ezproxy.acu.edu.au/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1476993X11420781
Page range410 - 441
Research GroupInstitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
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