"A dramatically distinctive commentary. Scattered throughout the reading scenarios are mini-essays that present honor and shame, coalitions and factions, patronage, the three-zone personality and other social institutions peculiar to Mediterranean culture. For preachers and teachers,"---Modern Liturgy. 448 pages, softcover. Fortress.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 448 Vendor: Augsburg Fortress Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0800636406 ISBN-13: 9780800636401 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
This latest addition to the Fortress Social-Science Commentaries on New Testament writings illuminates the values, perceptions, and social codes of the Mediterranean culture that shaped Paul and his interactions -both harmonious and conflicted - with others. Malina and Pilch add new dimensions to our understanding of the apostle as a social change agent, his coworkers as innovators, and his gospel as an assertion of the honor of the God of Israel.