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Social status. And it is clear that missionary activities flourished primarily after the death of Jesus. Questions do arise, however, concerning the third and fourth conditions.
It exaggerates and idealizes this reality. " 36 The Prophet Thus far we have been dealing with premillennial murmurings. There are many such situations in which millenarian movements do not arise. In every case, the decisive factor would appear to be the prophet. But we must be careful not to confuse description with explanation. The fact that there can be no cult without a prophet does not justify a premature conclusion that the prophet is the primary cause of the cult. , Paul) is difficult to say.
ROBINSON and H. KOESTER (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1971), pp. 15S-204. 26. "One Jesus," p. 203. 27. See the article of E. L. ABEL, "The Psychology of Memory and Rumor Transmission and Their Bearing on Theories of Oral Transmission in Early Christianity," Journal of Religion 51 (1971), pp. 270-S1. See also the controversy over B. GERHARDSSON'S Memor)' and Manuscript. Oral Tradition and Written Transmission in Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity (Lund: C. W. K. Gleerup, 1961). Among the numerous responses to Gerhardsson, see M.
Kingdom and Community: The Social World of Early Christianity (Prentice-Hall Studies in Religion Series) by John G Gager