Letter-Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity   -     By: Stanley K. Stowers
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Letter-Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Westminster John Knox Press / 1986 / Paperback

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Do the New Testament epistles follow conventional forms? Stowers analyzed thousands of ancient letters, both formal and personal, and constructed useful classifications based on the letters' social functions. He quotes hundred of letters, shows how to ''read'' them, and illuminates the structure and purpose of New Testament letters.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 188
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 6 X 9 (inches)
ISBN: 0664250157
ISBN-13: 9780664250157

Publisher's Description

Making use of letters--both formal and personal--that have been preserved through the ages, Stanley Stowers analyzes the cultural setting within which Christianity arose.

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.

Author Bio

Stanley E. Stowers is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

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