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The Moral World Of The First Christians
Westminster John Knox Press / 1986 / Paperback
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How did the early Christians develop a distinctive morality? Meeks explores the social setting of the early believers, shows how they cultivated their own identity and moral language from contemporary Greek, Roman, and Jewish traditions, and describes the patterns of moral concern and behavior which characterized their community.
This volume in the Library of Early Christianity examines the ethics and morality of the earliest Christians.
The Library of Early Christianity is a series of eight outstanding books exploring the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in which the New Testament developed.
Wayne A. Meeks is Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies in theDepartment of Religious Studies at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a well-known New Testament scholar and the author of a number of books, including The Moral World of the First Christians.
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