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The Church and Its Mission in the New Testament and Early Christianity

Essays in Memory of Hans Kvalbein
Ed. by David E. Aune and Reidar Hvalvik

[Die Kirche und ihre Mission im Neuen Testament und dem frühen Christentum. Aufsätze im Gedenken an Professor Hans Kvalbein.]

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The present volume consists of fifteen essays by colleagues and friends of the late Professor Hans Kvalbein focusing on various aspects of the theme of the church and mission in the New Testament and early Christianity as well as a survey of Hans Kvalbein's academic career and scholarship and a bibliography of his books and articles.
The present volume consists of fifteen essays by colleagues and friends of the late Professor Hans Kvalbein focusing on various aspects of the theme of the church and mission in the New Testament and early Christianity. It also includes a survey of Hans Kvalbein's academic career and scholarship as well as a bibliography of his books and articles. Among the contributions are several related to the question of mission in Acts, while others focus on various texts and topics in the gospels, in Paul, in 1 Peter and Revelation. Some of the contributors interact with Kvalbein's views on aspects of the mission of the early church, for example the understanding of mission in Matthew and the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. Others deal with questions such as mission and love of enemies, mass conversions and persecutions, infant baptism and the geographical horizon of early Christian mission.
Survey of contents
David E. Aune: Introduction – Reidar Hvalvik: Theology for the Church, Its Mission and the Christian Life: The Scholarly Profile of Professor Hans Kvalbein (1942–2013)

THE GOSPELS
Jostein Ådna: The Mission to Israel and the Nations: The Understanding of Mission in the Gospel of Matthew Reconsidered – Ernst Baasland: Mission and Love of Enemy: Matthew 5:43ff and Luke 6:27–28 (2 Clem. 13.3; Diogn. 5) in Its Graeco-Roman Context – Johannes Beutler SJ: Peter on the Way to His Universal Mission in the Gospel of John – Reinhard Feldmeier: Ecclesia peregrinans: Luke's Concept of a Missionary Church

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
Volker Gäckle: The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God in Acts – Klaus Haacker: Frustrated Plans and Unexpected Outcome: Acts 16:6–8 Re-considered – Rainer Riesner: The Gentile Mission of the Hellenists (Acts 11:19–21) and the Jesus Tradition – Christoph Stenschke: Migration and Mission in the Book of Acts

PAUL
Peder Borgen: Perspectives for Mission: Galatians 3:1–14 in Context – Halvor Moxnes: Who are the Children of Abraham in Romans 4? Retelling the Memory of Abraham »Our Ancestor«

LATER NEW TESTAMENT WRITINGS
David E. Aune: John's Prophetic Commission and the People of the World (Rev 10:8–11) – Torrey Seland: »Like Newborn Infants«: The Readers of 1 Peter as Newly Converted Christians?

EARLY CHRISTIANITY
Reidar Hvalvik: Mass Conversions, Persecutions and Church Growth: Critical Reflections on the Rapid Expansion of the Church during the First Three Centuries – Karl Olav Sandnes: Households and the Exodus: A Note on Infant Baptism in the Early Church – Oskar Skarsaune: Mapping 'πάντα τὰ ἔθνη': The Geographical Horizon of Early Christian Mission

Reidar Hvalvik: Bibliography of Hans Kvalbein's Scholarly Publications
Authors/Editors

David E. Aune Born 1939; 1970 PhD; taught at several universities, including Saint Xavier University and Loyola University; Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

Reidar Hvalvik Born 1951; 1994 Dr.theol.; 1994–2005 Associate Professor, since 2005 Professor in New Testament studies at MF Norwegian School of Theology; 2006–07 Research Professor at the Norwegian Institute in Rome.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Reading Religion — http://readingreligion.org/books/church-and-its-mission-new-testament-and-early-christianity (Ross D. Harmon)
In: Vestnik der St-Tichon-Universität — http://periodical.pstgu.ru/en/pdf/article/7168 (Antal Gergely Nyebolszin)
In: Nouvelle Revue Théologique — 141 (2019), pp. 688–689 (Gonzague de Longcamp)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 62 (2018), S. 512