Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Paperback Religion, Marriage, and Family

By (author) Balch, Edited by David Balch, Edited by Carolyn Osiek

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  • Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
  • Format: Paperback | 444 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm x 22mm | 619g
  • Publication date: 6 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 080283986X
  • ISBN 13: 9780802839862
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 347,425

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Typical studies of marriage and family in the early Christian period focus on very limited evidence found in Scripture. This interdisciplinary book offers a broader, richer picture of the first Christian families by drawing together research by experts ranging from archaeologists to ancient historians.By exploring the nature of households in the ancient Greco-Roman world, the contributors assemble a new understanding of ancient Christian families that is both compelling and instructive. Divided into six parts, the book covers key aspects of ancient family life, from meals and child-rearing to women's roles and the lives of slaves. Three concluding chapters explore the implications of all this information for theological education today.Contributors: David L. BalchSuzanne DixonJ. Albert HarrillRoss S. KraemerChristian LaesPeter LampeAmy-Jill LevineMargaret Y. MacDonaldDale MartinEric M. MeyersMargaret M. MitchellCarolyn OsiekBeryl RawsonRichard SallerTimothy F. SedgwickMonika TrumperAndrew Wallace-Hadrill

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Typical studies of marriage and family in the early Christian period focus on very limited evidence found in Scripture. This interdisciplinary book offers a broader, richer picture of the first Christian families by drawing together research by experts ranging from archaeologists to ancient historians.By exploring the nature of households in the ancient Greco-Roman world, the contributors assemble a new understanding of ancient Christian families that is both compelling and instructive. Divided into six parts, the book covers key aspects of ancient family life, from meals and child-rearing to women's roles and the lives of slaves. Three concluding chapters explore the implications of all this information for theological education today.Contributors: David L. Balch Suzanne Dixon J. Albert Harrill Ross S. Kraemer Christian Laes Peter Lampe Amy-Jill Levine Margaret Y. MacDonald Dale Martin Eric M. Meyers Margaret M. Mitchell Carolyn Osiek Beryl Rawson Richard Saller Timothy F. Sedgwick Monika Trumper Andrew Wallace-Hadrill