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Making sense in (and of) the first Christian century / F. Gerald Downing.

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Subject: Bible. New Testament > Social scientific criticism.
Bible. Gospels > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. New Testament > Critique sociale.
Bible > Sociologie.
Church history > Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Honneur dans la Bible.
Pardon > Enseignement biblique.
Rémission des péchés.
Cyniques (Philosophie grecque)
Christianisme > Relations > Religion grecque.
Bannissement dans la littérature rabbinique.
Eschatologie.
Magie ancienne.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567376213
  • ISBN: 0567376214
  • ISBN: 128319726X
  • ISBN: 9781283197267
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (268 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-249) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Editorial Board; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 ''HONOUR'' AMONG EXEGETES; Chapter 2 PERSONS IN RELATION; Chapter 3 FORGIVINGNESS?-OF FORGIVENESS?-OR THE REMISSION OF OFFENCES?; Chapter 4 THE AMBIGUITY OF ''THE PHARISEE AND THE TOLL COLLECTOR'' (LUKE 18.9-14) IN THE GRAECO-ROMAN WORLD OF LATE ANTIQUITY; Chapter 5 THE WOMAN FROM SYROPHOENICIA, AND HER DOGGEDNESS: MARK 7.24-31 (MATTHEW 15.21-28); Chapter 6 DEEPER REFLECTIONS ON THE JEWISH CYNIC JESUS; Chapter 7 CYNICS AND CHRISTIANS, OEDIPUS AND THYESTES.
Chapter 8 EXILE IN FORMATIVE JUDAISMChapter 9 COMMON STRANDS IN PAGAN, JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN ESCHATOLOGIES IN THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CENTURIES; Chapter 10 ONTOLOGICAL ASYMMETRY IN PHILO, AND CHRISTOLOGICAL REALISM IN PAUL, HEBREWS AND JOHN; Chapter 11 MAGIC AND SCEPTICISM IN AND AROUND THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CENTURY; Chapter 12 INTERPRETATION AND THE ''CULTURE GAP''; Chapter 13 REFLECTING IN THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CENTURY: 1 CORINTHIANS 13.12; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.
Summary: The first Christian century must be approached with careful attention to its cultural and linguistic heterogeneity. It should not simply be assumed that this past 'is a different place, they do things differently there'. Downing treats the ways in which early Christians tried to 'make things make sense' within their cultures, noting both the similarities and differences between their ways and contemporary ones and stressing the variety of contexts and influences on first-century communication. Downing brings his renowned expertise to bear in illuminating the cultural features of early Christia.
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