Social-Science Commentary on the Gospel of John   -     By: Bruce J. Malina, Richard L. Rohrbaugh
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Social-Science Commentary on the Gospel of John

Fortress Press / 1998 / Paperback

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Building on the unique format and success of their Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels, Malina and Rohrbaugh extend their framework to the Fourth Gospel.

Unlike the usual historical, exegetical, or theological commentaries, this rich and engrossing work assembles and catalogs the pertinent values, conflicts, and mores of ancient Mediterranean culture. Its Gospel outline, detailed textual notes, and "reading scenarios" bring life and light to the social circumstances the Gospel text relates about childhood, money, divorce, military service, farming, family life, cities, demons, patronage, and a host of other aspects of the ancient world. In many ways, the authors disclose, the Fourth Gospel addresses an alienated anti-society, fundamentally at odds with the predominant culture. With its format, charts and photos, this social-science commentary is the ideal companion for the study of the Fourth Gospel.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 X 6 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 0800629922
ISBN-13: 9780800629922
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