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Conclusion

  • Joshua D. Garroway
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Abstract

Garroway wonders whether “gospel” might join other English terms, such as “Christianity” and “conversion,” that have lost favor as appropriate equivalents for critical Greek words used by the Jesus movement. While conceding that such a change is not in order, he does conclude that the findings of the book call upon historians to reconsider what euangelion meant for the earliest believers in Christ. It did not refer to the message of Jesus or to the general preaching of his disciples, but rather to the embattled, controversial preaching of Paul about the salvation of Gentiles outside the Jewish Law.

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  • Joshua D. Garroway
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  1. 1.Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of ReligionLos AngelesUSA

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