Paul in the Greco Roman World

Paul in the Greco Roman World
Author: J. Paul Sampley
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 690
Release: 2003-11-01
ISBN: 9781563382666
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul in the Greco Roman World Book Excerpt:

Distinguished Pauline scholars offer an insightful examination of Paul and his world, using carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particular features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perceptions of them.

Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook

Paul in the Greco Roman World  A Handbook
Author: J. Paul Sampley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 0567657078
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook Book Excerpt:

This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.

Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook

Paul in the Greco Roman World  A Handbook
Author: J. Paul Sampley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 0567656748
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook Book Excerpt:

This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.

Paul in the Greco Roman World

Paul in the Greco Roman World
Author: J. Paul Sampley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9780567675514
Category: Civilization, Greco-Roman
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul in the Greco Roman World Book Excerpt:

Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook

Paul in the Greco Roman World  A Handbook
Author: J. Paul Sampley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN: 9780567656711
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul in the Greco Roman World A Handbook Book Excerpt:

This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.

Beginning from Jerusalem

Beginning from Jerusalem
Author: James D.G. Dunn
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 1347
Release: 2009-03-16
ISBN: 0802839320
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginning from Jerusalem Book Excerpt:

Beginning from Jerusalem covers the early formation of the Christian faith from 30 to 70 C.E. After outlining the quest for the historical church (parallel to the quest for the historical Jesus) and reviewing the sources, James Dunn follows the course of the movement stemming from Jesus beginning from Jerusalem. / He opens with a close analysis of what can be said of the earliest Jerusalem community, the Hellenists, the mission of Peter, and the emergence of Paul. Then Dunn focuses solely on Paul the chronology of his life and mission, his understanding of his call as apostle, and the character of the churches that he founded. The third part traces the final days and literary legacies of the three principal figures of first-generation Christianity: Paul, Peter, and James the brother of Jesus. Each section includes detailed interaction with the vast wealth of secondary literature on the many subjects covered.

Paul Corinth and the Roman Empire

Paul  Corinth  and the Roman Empire
Author: Panayotis Coutsoumpos
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1498234283
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul Corinth and the Roman Empire Book Excerpt:

Paul's letter to the Corinthians provides an exclusive quick look into the social and political life of a young Christian congregation in a Greco-Roman environment during the early decades when Christianity was emerging. The letter provides a range and richness of information regarding the early church that is unparalleled by any other writing in the New Testament. Much effort has gone into reconstructing the Christian church at Corinth; more recently, attention has focused on the Corinthian congregation itself and its influence towards the community of the Roman Empire. The scholarly picture of the Corinthian community throughout the period of modern interpretation has been far from constant. It has been continually altered as interpretative fashions have changed.

Christianity in the Greco Roman World

Christianity in the Greco Roman World
Author: Moyer V. Hubbard
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 1441237097
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christianity in the Greco Roman World Book Excerpt:

Background becomes foreground in Moyer Hubbard's creative introduction to the social and historical setting for the letters of the Apostle Paul to churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Hubbard begins each major section with a brief narrative featuring a fictional character in one of the great cities of that era. Then he elaborates on various aspects of the cultural setting related to each particular vignette, discussing the implications of those venues for understanding Paul's letters and applying their message to our lives today. Addressing a wide array of cultural and traditional issues, Hubbard discusses: • religion and superstition • education, philosophy, and oratory • urban society • households and family life in the Greco-Roman world This work is based on the premise that the better one understands the historical and social context in which the New Testament (and Paul's letters) was written, the better one will understand the writings of the New Testament themselves. Passages become clearer, metaphors deciphered, and images sharpened. Teachers, students, and laypeople alike will appreciate Hubbard's unique, illuminating, and well-researched approach to the world of the early church.

Greco Roman Culture and the New Testament

Greco Roman Culture and the New Testament
Author: David Edward Aune,Frederick Brenk
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN: 9004226540
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Greco Roman Culture and the New Testament Book Excerpt:

Focusing on a strength of the faculty of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, this volume is a collection of nine essays by an international group of scholars who have used texts from the Greco-Roman world to illuminate various aspects of the New Testament.

Where is the Wise Man

Where is the Wise Man
Author: Adam G. White
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN: 0567662683
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where is the Wise Man Book Excerpt:

The divisions in the Corinthian church are catalogued by Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:12: "Each of you says, 'I follow Paul,' or 'I follow Apollos,' or 'I follow Cephas,' or 'I follow Christ.'” White shows how these splits are found in the milieu of 1st-century Graeco-Roman education. By consulting relevant literary and epigraphic evidence, White develops a picture of ancient education throughout the Empire generally, and in Roman Corinth specifically. This serves as a backdrop to the situation in the Christian community, wherein some of the elite, educated members preferred Apollos to Paul as a teacher since Apollos more closely resembled other teachers of higher studies. White takes a new and different direction to other studies in the field, arguing that it is against the values inculcated through “higher education” in general that the teachers are being compared. By starting with this broader category, one that much better reflects the very eclectic nature of Graeco-Roman education, a sustained reading of 1 Corinthians 1–4 is made possible.

Jesus Paul and Power

Jesus  Paul  and Power
Author: Rick F. Talbott
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN: 1597524484
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus Paul and Power Book Excerpt:

Jesus of Nazareth and Paul of Tarsus represent two of the most influential figures of history because of the expansion of later Christianity. But Christianity's historical development includes a checkered and troubling past of abusive power that also impugns both Jesus and Paul. European colonialism carried the "gospel" to the world, claiming Jesus and Paul as architects of its oppressive empire building. Modern churches in America quote Jesus and Paul to inspire, inform, and justify a host of cultural values that often include the subordination of women and marginalization of others who differ in beliefs, values, and lifestyles. Talbott analyzes how Jesus and Paul responded to the systems of oppressive power in their day, and how each in turn used power to form their respective communities. The conclusions are based on the most recent scholarly approaches to Jesus and Paul and will enable modern readers to judge for themselves how Jesus and Paul envisioned the use of power among their communities.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World
Author: Michael Peachin
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks in Classics a
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9780195188004
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World Book Excerpt:

Michael Peachin is Professor of Classics at New York University. --Book Jacket.

Romans

Romans
Author: Craig S Keener
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-05-26
ISBN: 0718843371
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romans Book Excerpt:

A helpfully concise commentary on Paul's letter to the early Christians in Rome, which the Apostle wrote just a few years before the outbreak of Nero's persecution. Keener examines each paragraph for its function in the letter as a whole, helping the reader follow Paul's argument. Where relevant, he draws on his vast work in ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman sources in order to help modern readers understand the message of Romans according to the way the first audience would have heard it. Throughout, Keener focuses on major points that are especially critical for the contemporary study of Paul's most influential and complex New Testament letter.

T T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul

T T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul
Author: Ryan S. Schellenberg,Heidi Wendt
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN: 0567691977
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul Book Excerpt:

The T&T Clark Handbook to the Historical Paul gathers leading voices on various aspects of Paul's biography into a thorough reconsideration of him as a historical figure. The contributors show how recent trends in Pauline scholarship have invited new questions about a variety of topics, including his social location, his mode of subsistence, his cultural formation, his place within Judaism, his religious experience and practice, and his affinities with other religious actors of the Roman world. Through careful attention to biographical detail, social context, and historical method, it seeks to describe him as a contextually plausible social actor. The volume is structured in three parts. Part One introduces sources, methods, and historiographical approaches, surveying the foundational texts for Paul and the early Pauline tradition. Part Two examines key biographical questions pertaining to Paul's bodily comportment, the material aspects of his career, and his religious activities. Part Three reconstructs the biographical portraits of Paul that emerge from the letters associated with him, presenting a series of “micro-biographies” pieced together by leading Pauline scholars.

Paul s Letter to the Romans and Roman Imperialism

Paul s Letter to the Romans and Roman Imperialism
Author: Ian E Rock
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2017-05-25
ISBN: 0227906241
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul s Letter to the Romans and Roman Imperialism Book Excerpt:

Ian E. Rock demonstrates that the Letter to the Romans may be seen as an attempt by a subordinate group to redress actual and potential issues of confrontation with the Empire and to offer hope, even in the face of death. Paul demonstrates that it is God's peace and not Rome's peace that is important; that loyalty to the exalted Jesus as Lord and to the kingdom of God - not Jupiter and Rome - leads to salvation; that grace flows from Jesus as Christ and Lord and not from the benefactions of theEmperor. If the resurrection of Jesus - the crucified criminal of the Roman Empire - demonstrates God's power over the universe and death, the very instrument of Roman control, then the Christ-believer is encouraged to face suffering and death in the hope of salvation through this power. Paul's theology emerges from, and is inextricably bound to, the politics of his day, the Scriptures of his people, and to the critical fact that the God who is One and Lord of all is still in charge of the world.

Text Image and Christians in the Graeco Roman World

Text  Image  and Christians in the Graeco Roman World
Author: Aliou Cissé Niang,Carolyn Osiek
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2011-11-03
ISBN: 1725246732
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Text Image and Christians in the Graeco Roman World Book Excerpt:

Twenty-four scholars join their efforts to congratulate David Lee Balch for a long career of dedication to scholarship and teaching. Topics range from the life of early Christian house churches to the kinds of challenges that early Christians needed to negotiate in their artistic and literary worlds as they established their own identity. Contributors Edward Adams Frederick E Brenk Warren Carter John R. Clarke Everett Ferguson John T. Fitzgerald Richard A. Freund Ronald F. Hock Robin M. Jensen Davina C. Lopez Margaret Y. MacDonald Abraham J. Malherbe Aliou Cisse Niang Peter Oakes Todd Penner Leo G. Perdue Turid Karlsen Seim Dennis E. Smith Yancy W. Smith Stephen V. Sprinkle Hal Taussig Oliver Larry Yarbrough

Paul and the Ancient Letter Form

Paul and the Ancient Letter Form
Author: Stanley E. Porter,Sean A. Adams
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-03-22
ISBN: 9004190678
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and the Ancient Letter Form Book Excerpt:

This volume seeks to advance the discusison of Paul's relationship to Greek epistolary traditions by evaluating the nature of ancient letters as well as the individual letter components. These features are evaluated alongside Paul's letters to better understand Paul's use and adaptations of these traditions in order to meet his communicative needs.

Paul and Patronage

Paul and Patronage
Author: Joshua Rice
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2013-07-22
ISBN: 1620325578
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and Patronage Book Excerpt:

The question of how leadership and authority functioned in the Pauline church remains one of the most polarizing issues in New Testament scholarship today. On the one side are egalitarian and counterimperial readings that stake their interpretation of the liberating gospel upon a depiction of the Pauline church as radically countercultural with regard to leadership and authority. On the other side are authoritarian readings that just as easily conceive of Paul as fully embedded within the cultural conceptions and structures of leadership and authority in vogue across the Greco-Roman world. This study employs social-science criticism to construct a model of ancient patronage conventions and power-exchange dynamics in the Greco-Roman world, and this model is then applied to 1 Corinthians. This study finds that when Paul addresses his own apostolic relationship to the Corinthians, he tends toward reinscribing traditional hierarchies, but that when Paul addresses relationships between participants of the Corinthian assembly, he tends toward overturning them.

Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity

Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
Author: David C. Sim,James S. McLaren
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN: 0567035786
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity Book Excerpt:

This volume describes the attitudes towards Gentiles in both ancient Judaism and the early Christian tradition. The Jewish relationship with and views about the Gentiles played an important part in Jewish self-definition, especially in the Diaspora where Jews formed the minority among larger Gentile populations. Jewish attitudes towards the Gentiles can be found in the writings of prominent Jewish authors (Josephus and Philo), sectarian movements and texts (the Qumran community, apocalyptic literature, Jesus) and in Jewish institutions such as the Jerusalem Temple and the synagogue. In the Christian tradition, which began as a Jewish movement but developed quickly into a predominantly Gentile tradition, the role and status of Gentile believers in Jesus was always of crucial significance. Did Gentile believers need to convert to Judaism as an essential component of their affiliation with Jesus, or had the appearance of the messiah rendered such distinctions invalid? This volume assesses the wide variety of viewpoints in terms of attitudes towards Gentiles and the status and expectations of Gentiles in the Christian church.

Paul and Rhetoric

Paul and Rhetoric
Author: J. Paul Sampley,Peter Lampe
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-06-20
ISBN: 0567128628
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paul and Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

Paul and Rhetoric contains essays presented in a seminar called "Paul and Rhetoric" in the annual meetings of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the leading international forum for New Testament and Christian Origin scholars. Translated into English, these essays, by leaders in the field and in the topic, engage and represent modern scholarship on Paul and rhetorical studies. The foundational essays are listed under the heading "State of the Discussion", attempting to take the major rhetorical categories of the time contemporary with Paul (types of rhetoric, invention and arrangement, and figures and tropes) and, first, lays out where the discussion is now. They then note the problems and highlight where continued discussion and deliberation would be helpful. The "Broad Questions" section asks what can be learned about reading Paul's letters to congregations in light of ancient epistolography, how theology and rhetoric are related (because the two are often treated as if they are alien to one another), and how ancient rhetoric and ancient psychology are associated with one another. This volume illustrates, examines and assesses where we are now in the study of rhetorical traditions in Pauline scholarship, and suggests the direction of future studies.