The First Christians in Their Social Worlds

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


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

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Product details

  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 15.24mm | 226.8g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1991. Corr. 4th ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0415111226
  • 9780415111225
  • 961,786

Review quote

"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. 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

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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

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