The First Christians in Their Social Worlds: Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation

The First Christians in Their Social Worlds: Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation

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By (author) Philip Francis Esler

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 211mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1994
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415111226
  • ISBN 13: 9780415111225
  • Edition statement: 1991. Corr. 4th ed.
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 832,814

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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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"Elser applies his socialscientific model sesitively and flexibly; his illuminating results amply warrant his method.."-"Religious Studies Review, January 1997 ..."Esler applies his social-scientific model sensitively and flexibly; his illuminating results amply warrant his method. ...an accessible introduction to social science-based descriptions of aspects of Jewish and Christian formations in their Mediterranean cultural locales.."-" Religious Studies Review, Vol. 23, January 1997

Table of contents

Preface 1. Social worlds, social sciences and the New Testament 2. Reading the Mediterranean social script 3. Glossolalia and the admission of Gentiles into the early Christian community 4. Sectarianism and the conflict at Antioch 5. Introverted sectarianism at Quran and in the Johannine community 6. Millennialism and Daniel 7 7. The social function of 4 Ezra 8. Sorcery accusations and the Apocalypse References Index