ISBN-10:
041512980X
ISBN-13:
9780415129800
Pub. Date:
12/07/1995
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Modelling Early Christianity / Edition 1

Modelling Early Christianity / Edition 1

by Philip Esler
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Overview

Modelling Early Christianity explores the intriguing foreign social context of first century Palestine and the Greco-Roman East, in which the Christian faith was first proclaimed and the New Testament documents were written. It demonstrates that a sophisticated analysis of the context is essential in order to understand the original meaning of the texts.
The contributors examine social themes such as early Christian group formation, the centrality of kinship and honour and the economic setting. They offer a wealth of novel and socially realistic interpretations which make sense of the texts. At the same time, Modelling Early Christianity contains significant new ideas on the relationship between social-scientific and literary-critical analysis, the theoretical justification for model-use and the way these new approaches can fertilise contemporary Christian theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415129800
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/07/1995
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 1440L (what's this?)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface Abbrievations Introduction: Context and Kerygma in New Testament Interpretation Philip F. Esler Part I The World of First Century Palestine Part II Early Christian Group Formation and Maintenance Part III Family and Honour in Matthew and Luke Part IV Paul, Kinship and Ideology Part V Oppression, War and Peace References Index of Ancient Sources Index of Modern Authors

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