In Between Jesus and Paul Martin Hengel pours in a lifetime of scholarship in order to create a comprehensive picture of the engigmatic period in Christian history between Jesus and Paul. This work represents a collection of six formative studies by Hengel that concern multiple aspects of early Christianity including:
the formation and success of the Christian mission
the function hymns in the early church
In addition to his seasoned expertise as a scholar, Hegel's work here draws upon a wealth of source material for his reconsruction of these pivotal early decades. All students and scholars will find Hengel's work in Between Jesus and Paul very useful as a jumping off point for studying early Christianity.