Book — 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations.
Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Preface; List of Figures; Abbreviations; INTRODUCTION;
Chapter 1 A DWELLING PLACE OF DEMONS;
Chapter 2 NATIONS HAVE DRUNK HER WINE;
Chapter 3 THE MERCHANTS HAVE GROWN RICH;
Chapter 4 REPAY HER DOUBLE FOR HER DEEDS;
Chapter 5 THE BLOOD OF PROPHETS AND OF SAINTS;
Chapter 6 A HEALING OF THE NATIONS; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.
Drawing evidence from ancient literature, coins, inscriptions and artwork, Kraybill points to the penetration of the Roman imperial cult (emperor worship) into commercial settings as a primary concern of the Apocalypse. By the time John was on Patmos, people in Asia Minor could not 'buy or sell' without giving idolatrous allegiance to Rome. Imperial cult and commerce blended in guild halls, the banking industry and the market place. John calls readers to 'come out from' pagan loyalties of Roman imperial society and give full allegiance to a New Jerusalem of justice and equality under the rule.
Early Christianity in its Hellenistic context : a critical survey of 20th century research / Reinhard Feldmeier
Early Christianity in its Jewish context : a brief look at 20th century research / Gerbern S. Oegema
Finding a basis for interpreting New Testament ethos from a Greco-Roman philosophical perspective / Anders Klostergaard Petersen
Some issues behind the ethics in the Qumran scrolls and their implications for New Testament ethics / George J. Brooke
The relevance of Jewish inscriptions for New Testament ethics / Andrew Chester
The importance of Hellenistic Judaism for the study of Paul's ethics / Thomas H. Tobin
"Ethical" traditions, family ethos, and love in the Johannine literature / Jörg Frey
Good as a moral category in the early Jesus tradition / Hermut Löhr
Ethics and anthropology in the letter of James : an outline / Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr
Essentials of ethics in Matthew and the Didache : a comparison at a conceptual and practical level / Huub van de Sandt.
Early Christian Ethics in Interaction with Jewish and Greco-Roman Contexts focuses upon the nexus of early Christian Ethics and its contexts as a dynamic process. The ongoing interaction with Jewish, Greco-Roman or early Christian traditions as well as with the social-historical context at large continuously transformed early Christian ethics. The volume proposes a dynamic model for studying culture and its various expressions in a society composed of several ethnic and religious groups. The contributions focus on specific transformations of ethics in key documents of early Christianity, or take a more comparative perspective pointing to similar developments and overlaps as well as particularities within early Christian writings, Hellenistic-Jewish writings, Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish inscriptions. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 267 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
Introduction / Halvor Moxnes
What is family? : problems in constructing early Christian families / Halvor Moxnes
The family in first-century Galilee / Santiago Guijarro
The family as the bearer of religion in Judaism and early Christianity / John M.G. Barclay
The relativisation of family ties in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman traditions / Stephen C. Barton
The Roman family : ideal and metaphor / Eva Marie Lassen
Family imagery and Christian identity in Gal 5:13 to 6:10 / Philip F. Esler
Equality within patriarchal structures : some New Testament perspectives on the Christian fellowship as a brother- or sisterhood and a family / Karl Olav Sandnes
Brotherhood in Plutarch and Paul : its role and character / Reidar Aasgaard
Brotherhood in Christ : a gender hermeneutical reading of 1 Thessalonians / Lone Fatum
Paul without passion : on Paul's rejection of desire in sex and marriage / Dale B. Martin
Asceticism and anti-familial language in the Gospel of Thomas / Risto Uro
Family structures in Gnostic religion / Ingvild Sælid Gilhus.
The family is a topical issue for studies of the Ancient world. Family, household and kinship have different connotations in antiquity from their modern ones. This volume expands that discussion to investigate the early Christian family structures within the larger Graeco-Roman context. Particular emphasis is given to how family metaphors, such as 'brotherhood' function to describe relations in early Christian communities. Asceticism and the rejection of sexuality are considered in the context of Christian constructions of the family. Moxnes' volume presents a comprehensive and timely addition to the study of familial and social structures in the Early Christian world, which will certainly stimulate further debate. (source: Nielsen Book Data)