Prof. dr. H.J. (Henk) de Jonge (Emeritus)
- Professor Emeritus
- Exegesis of the New Testament
- Early Christian literature
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|Faculty / Department:||Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, LUCSoR|
VERZENDING VIA PRIVE-ADRES
Bible, Biblical exegesis, New Testament, Jesus Christ, early Christian literature.
The origin of Christianity is an intriguing, but curious phenomenon. A traveling preacher from Galilee announces the dawn of a new world and urges his contemporaries to accept the moral consequences. People listen. He himself is seen as the beginning of a new era. His vision and person soon inspired new convictions: he rose from the grave; his death and rise bring God's blessing for those who put their trust in it, not temporarily, but for all eternity; and he will come back soon. A new religion is born. Can we understand this process with usual tools of critical, historical studies? I have always wanted to know the answer to this question. The answer is yes, and I am more than willing to explain.
My research is concerned with the origin and the development of cultic congregation in early Christianity.
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