Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture

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InterVarsity Press, 12 paź 2000 - 336
Contemporary Western readers may find it surprising that honor and shame, patronage and reciprocity, kinship and family, and purity and pollution offer us keys to interpreting the New Testament. But as recent scholarship has proposed and as David deSilva demonstrates, paying attention to these cultural themes opens our eyes and ears to new discoveries and deeper understanding. Through our understanding of honor and shame in the Mediterranean world, we gain new appreciation of the way in which the personhood of early Christians connected with group values. By examining the protocols of patronage and reciprocity, we more firmly grasp the meaning of God's grace--and our response has fresh meaning. In exploring the ethos of kinship and household relations, we enlarge our perspective on the early Christian communities that met in houses and functioned as a new family or "household" of God. And by investigating the notions of purity and pollution along with their associated practices, we come to realize how the ancient "map" of society and the world was revised by the power of the gospel. DeSilva's work will reward you with a deeper appreciation of the New Testament, the gospel and Christian discipleship. More than that, it will also inform your participation in contemporary Christian community.
 

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Recenzja użytkownika  - Lori - Christianbook.com

The subtitle of this bookUnlocking New Testament Culturesays it all. As a seminary student, I have found HPKP to be a great resource, not only for writing papers, but for deepening my own ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Recenzja użytkownika  - Steve - Christianbook.com

This is an outstanding book that offers great insight into New Testament life as it relates to the Bible. At points you can almost picture life as it was lived day by day. How did the first century ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Abbreviations
9
Preface
15
Connecting Personhood to Group Values
23
HONOR 8 SHAME IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
55
The Social Context of Grace
95
PATRONAGE GRACE IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 222
123
Living as a Family in the FirstCentury World 257
157
KINSHIP THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD IN THE NEW TESTAMENT 299
201
Structuring the World Before a Holy God
241
PURITY THE NEW TESTAMENT
279
Conclusion
327
Index of Other Ancient Literature
336
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David A. deSilva is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio.

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