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By Mark Grundeken

In group construction within the Shepherd of Hermas, Mark Grundeken investigates key features of Christian neighborhood existence as mirrored upon within the early Christian writing the Shepherd of Hermas (2nd century C.E.). Grundeken’s thematic research offers with a number of issues: the community’s identification, together with its (alleged) ‘Jewish Christianness’, (lack of) resurrection trust, sectarian trends and its relation to the gurus and to the emperor cult; social beneficial properties, encompassing gender roles and charity; and rituals equivalent to baptism, metanoia, Eucharistic nutrients, the Sunday assortment, dancing (and singing), the ‘holy kiss’ and examining of Scripture. the various fruitful entries end up Hermas to be one of many major texts for learning the improvement of neighborhood development within the early church.

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600: “der Herr [will], daß die Berufung, die durch seinen Sohn geschehen ist, bewahrt werde”; and Brox, Hirt, p. 351: “der Herr [will], daß alle gerettet werden, die durch seinen Sohn berufen sind”. Osiek, Shepherd, p.  wants those called through his son to be saved”, yet comments, on p.  of baptism are destined to be saved through God’s son”. 65 See Sim. 6; 9,6; 9,7,1; and 9,12,8. For the identification of the lord/inspector of the tower with the Son of God, see esp. Sim. 9,12,8. , Audet, Affinités (1953), pp.

694); “Aus traditionellem jüdischen Material besteht auch der zweite Teil der Schrift, die Mandata” (p. 695); and “Dem dritten Teil des Hermashirten liegt eine Sammlung von Parabeln (Similitudines) zugrunde, die sicher jüdischer Herkunft ist” (p. 696). See also Brox, Hirt, p. 189: “Gemeinsam ist weiter [for the Mandates] die deutliche Rezeption ethischer Tradition, und zwar jüdischer Provenienz”. 35 See Osiek, Shepherd, p. 103. , C. Taylor, The Two Ways in Hermas and Xenophon, in JP 21 (1893) 243–258, esp.

Manns, L’Israël de Dieu. Essais sur le christianisme primitif (SBFA, 42), Jerusalem, Franciscan Printing Press, 1996, p. , Le judéo-christianisme, mémoire ou prophétie? (ThH, 112), Paris, Beauchesne, 2000, p. 33: “la communauté judéo-chrétienne de Rome aurait été fondée quelques années auparavant. C. Mimouni, Le judéo-christianisme ancien. Essais historiques, Paris, Cerf, 1998, p. 104: “Des œuvres aussi diverses que la Didachè, l’Ascension d’Isaïe, les Odes de Salomon, l’Épître de Barnabé, le Pasteur d’Hermas et le Protévangile de Jacques sont sans doute originaires de communautés judéo-chrétiennes”; and p.

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