Understanding the First Hundred Years of Christian Identity

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter


After stating that there did exist an early Christ-believing movement in the first century CE, distinct enough to be investigated, the chapter gives a review of recent scholarly approaches to what "Christian identity" is. Answers range from a textual reality only, to an ideological construct, or rhetorical construction with social effectiveness, or an autonomous inner structure of the semiotic system of the movement, or, finally, the self-understanding of the movement evolving in a feedback process.


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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExploring Early Christian Identity
EditorsBengt Holmberg
PublisherMohr Siebeck
ISBN (Print)978-3-16-149674-5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)