|The 1101 Spring 2004 Quiz #1 makeup||2/6/04||Name:______________________|
What is the synoptic problem? Why is it important? Outline the two most accepted solutions to the problem. How does the Gospel of Thomas fit into this picture?
How was what we have called "Hellenistic Christianity" different from the Jewish Christianity which was probably the norm in the earliest years after the death of Jesus? To what extent was it a reflection of tendencies already present in Diaspora Judaism? As Hellenistic Christianity became the dominant form of Christianity, do you think those adhering to traditional Jewish Christianity were more likely to merge into the emerging orthodoxy, merge back into Judaism, or simply stop getting converts until they no longer existed?