The Social World of the New Testament: Insights and Models
The Social World of the New Testament: Insights and Models  -     By: Jerome H. Neyrey, Eric C. Stewart
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Examining important essays and articles from leading scholars of the social-scientific approach to New Testament interpretation, Neyrey and Stewart offer a comprehensive collection grouped under three headings: institutions, culture, and modal personality. Topics cover economics, kinship, purity, healing, social location, limited good, and more by contributors including Bruce Malina, John Pilch, John Elliott, and Alicia Batten.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 270
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0801047366
ISBN-13: 9780801047367

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The Social World of the New Testament: Insights and Models surveys essential contributions made by leading scholars of the social-scientific approach to New Testament studies. Including important essays by Bruce J. Malina and John J. Pilch, among others, this book acts as a comprehensive collection of the most important essays and articles in the field. Included are topics vital to the social scientific interpretation of the New Testament, organized under three headings: INSTITUTIONS  Kinship: All in the Family: Kinship in Agrarian Roman Palestine--K. C. Hanson  The Patron-Client Institution: God in the Letter of James: Patron or Benefactor?--Alicia Batten  Economics: Jesus and Agrarian Palestine: The Factor of Debt--Douglas E. Oakman CULTURE  Honor and Shame: Loss of Wealth, Loss of Family, Loss of Honor: The Cultural Context of the Original Makarisms in Q--Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ  Purity: The Epistle of James in Rhetorical and Social-Scientific Perspective: Holiness-Wholeness and Patterns of Replication-- John H. Elliott  Social Location: Was Jesus a Peasant: Implications for Reading the Jesus Tradition (Luke 10:30-35)--Douglas E. Oakman  Social Location: The Social Location of the Markan Audience--Richard L. Rohrbaugh  Gender: Who Should Be Called "Father"? Paul of Tarsus between the Jesus Tradition and Patria Potestas--S. Scott Bartchy  Space: "Teaching You in Public and from House to House" (Acts 20:20): Unpacking a Cultural Stereotype--Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ  Healing: Healing in Luke-Acts--John J. Pilch  Evil Eye: Paul, Galatians, and the Evil Eye-- John H. Elliott  Limited Good: "He Must Increase, I Must Decrease"(John 3:30): A Cultural and Social Interpretation--Richard L. Rohrbaugh and Jerome H. Neyrey MODAL PERSONALITY  Modal Personality: Ancient Mediterranean Persons in Cultural Perspective: Portrait of Paul--Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ and Bruce J. Malina

Author Bio

Jerome H. Neyrey, SJ, is professor of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. He is widely known for his pioneering work in applying social science criticism to New Testament interpretation. As a member of the Context Group: Project on the Bible in Its Cultural Environment, Professor Neyrey is the author of several books and is a frequent contributor to scholarly journals.

Eric C. Stewart is assistant professor of religion at Augusta College in Rock Island, Illinois. He is the coeditor of In Other Words: Essays on Social Science Methods and the New Testament in Honor of Jerome H. Neyrey.

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