Portraits of Paul: An Archaeology of Ancient Personality   -     By: Bruce J. Malina
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Portraits of Paul: An Archaeology of Ancient Personality

Westminster John Knox Press / 1996 / Paperback

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How did ancient persons understand themselves, other people, and the world around them? Is there a marked contrast between their understandings of "self" and "other" and the way modern Westerners define the same? Bruce Malina and Jerome Neyrey focus on the figure of Paul to provide a comprehensive investigation of how one man was perceived in the ancient world. Drawing on primary sources form antiquity, as well a lessons from cultural anthropology, the authors help provide a fuller understanding of the person of Paul and his world. By doing so, the authors offer readers a new, and more balanced, way to approach the New Testament.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1996
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0664256813
ISBN-13: 9780664256814
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How did ancient persons understand themselves, other people, and the world around them? Is there a marked contrast between their understandings of "self" and "other" and the way modern Westerners define the same? Bruce Malina and Jerome Neyrey focus on the figure of Paul to provide a comprehensive investigation of how one man was perceived in the ancient world. Drawing on primary sources from antiquity, as well a lessons from cultural anthropology, the authors help provide a fuller understanding of the person of Paul and his world. The result is a new, more balanced way to approach the New Testament.

Author Bio

Bruce J. Malina is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity of the Department of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Jerome H. Neyrey is Professor Emeritus of New Testament Studies at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana and executive secretary of The Context Group in South Bend, Indiana.

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