Paul in the Greco-Roman World

Paul in the Greco-Roman World

A Handbook

Book - 2003
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Within the flurry of scholarship on Paul in recent years, an area of significant interest has been the study of Paul within his particular context, the Greco-Roman world. This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, is the first and only single volume to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world. Each chapter explores a particular social convention, literary or rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural more of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particular features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. Chapter topics include- honor/shame; patron/client; pater familias; self-mastery; hardships; athletics/battle; friendship/enmity; commendation; adoption; virtues/vices; exemplification; comparison; boasting; frank speech; adiaphora; maxima; slavery; household/family; education; and marriage/divorce.
Publisher: Harrisburg, Pa. : Trinity Press International, c2003
ISBN: 9781563382666
1563382660
Branch Call Number: 225.92 P28s 2003
Characteristics: xiv, 690 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Sampley, J. Paul

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