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Diversiteit van die begin af: 'n Vergelyking van Mack en Crossan se konstruksies van die vroegste Christendomme (ca 30-70 n C)

Johan Strijdom
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 51, No 1 | a5768 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v51i1.5768 | © 2019 Johan Strijdom | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 August 2019 | Published: 31 March 1995

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Johan Strijdom, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, South Africa

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Diversity from the beginning: A comparison of Mack and Crossan’s constructs of earliest Christianities (ca 30-70 CE)
According to recent propositions by Burton Mack and Dominic Crossan, earliest Christianity was a diverse phenomenon right from its inception. In this article their constructs of this early phase of 'church ’ history (ca 30-70 CE) are compared, so as to identify similarities and differences, advantages and shortcomings. The essay concludes with a proposal on methodological procedure to be followed in the search for earliest forms of Christianities (ca 30-70 CE), as well as some remarks on the meaning of the comparative analysis undertaken by Mack and Crossan.

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