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    DescriptionThis work provides an indispensable introduction to Roman society, culture, law, politics, religion, and daily life as they relate to the study of the New Testament. The Roman Empire formed the central context in which the New Testament was written. Anyone who wishes to understand the New Testament texts must become familiar with the political, economic, societal, cultural, and religious aspects of Roman rule. Much of the New Testament deals with enabling its readers to negotiate, in an array of different manners, this pervasive imperial context. This book will help the reader see how social structures and daily practices in the Roman world illumine so much of the content of the New Testament message. For example, to grasp what Paul was saying about food offered to idols one must understand that temples in the Roman world were not "churches," and that they functioned as political, economic, and gastronomic centers, whose religious dealings were embedded within these other functions. Brief in presentation yet broad in scope, "The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide" will introduce students to the information and ideas essential to coming to grips with the world in which early Christianity was born.

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    The Roman Empire and the New Testament
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Warren Carter
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 162
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9780687343942
    ISBN 10: 0687343941

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    LC classification: BS2545.R65 C36 2006, 2006004350
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Abingdon Press
    Imprint name
    Abingdon Press
    Publication date
    31 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Author Information
    Warren Carter is Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, USA.