A meaty volume! Organized by topic (e.g., honor/shame;marriage/divorce; virtues/vices; friendship/enmity; household/family) are profound pieces by the likes of Lampe,Stowers, Jewett, Engberg-Pederson, Malherbe, and Balchcovering the entire gamut of Greco-Roman influences. 464pages, hardcover.
This landmark handbook 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 mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen to demonstrate how particular features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them.
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