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Christian origins and greco-roman culture : social and literary contexts for the New Testament

Author: Stanley E Porter; Andrew W Pitts
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013.
Series: Texts and editions for New Testament study, 9.; Texts and editions for New Testament study., Early Christianity in its hellenistic context ;, v. 1.
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In Christian Origins and Greco-Roman Culture, Stanley Porter and Andrew Pitts assemble an international team of scholars whose work has focused on reconstructing the social matrix for earliest Christianity through the use of Greco-Roman materials and literary forms.
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Christian origins and greco-roman culture.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2013
(DLC) 2012030623
(OCoLC)808417323
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley E Porter; Andrew W Pitts
ISBN: 9789004236219 900423621X 9781283854634 1283854635
OCLC Number: 820029245
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Greco-Roman culture in the history of the New Testament interpretation: an introductory essay / Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts --
Greco-Roman social contexts for Christian origins --
Manuscripts, scribes, and book production within early Christianity / Michael J. Kruger --
What do we know and how do we know it? Reconstructing early Christianity from its manuscripts / Stanley E. Porter --
Recent efforts to reconstruct early Christianity on the basis of its papyrological evidence / Stanley E. Porter --
Jesus and parallel Jewish and Greco-Roman figures / Craig S. Keener --
The exorcisms and healings of Jesus within classical culture / Tony Costa --
Cash and release: Atonement and release from oppression in the Imperial context of Luke's Gospel / Matthew Forrest Lowe --
Luke and Juvenal at the crossroads: Space, movement, and morality in the Roman Empire / Osman Umurhan and Todd Penner --
Jesus, the beloved disciple, and Greco-Roman friendship conventions / Ronald F. Hock --
The imitation of the "Great Man" in antiquity: Paul's inversion of a cultural icon / James R. Harrison --
Ephesians: Paul's political theology in Greco-Roman political context / Fredrick J. Long --
Exiles, islands, and the identity and perspective of John in Revelation / Brian Mark Rapske --
Greco-Roman literary contexts for Christian origins --
Source citation in Greek historiography and in Luke( -Acts) / Andrew W. Pitts --
On sources and speeches: Methodological discussions in ancient prose works and Luke-Acts / Sean A. Adams --
Luke as a Hellenistic Historian / Paul L. Maier --
The genre of the Fourth Gospel and Greco-Roman literary conventions / Andreas J. Köstenberger --
Classical Greek poetry and the Acts of the Apostles: imitations of Euripides' Bacchae / Dennis R. MacDonald --
Pauline prescripts and Greco-Roman Epistolary conventions / E. Randolph Richards --
Letter openings in Paul and Plato / James Starr --
Progymnasmatic love / R. Dean Anderson --
"This is a great metaphor!" Reciprocity in the Ephesians household code / Cynthia Long Westfall --
Turning Kepavn on its head: the rhetoric of reversal in Ephesians 5:21-23 / Michelle Lee-Barnewell --
Frank speech at work in Hebrews / Benjamin Fiore --
How Greek was the author of "Hebrews"? A study of the author's location in regard to Greek / David A. deSilva --
The Didache as a Christian Enchiridion / William Varner --
The classroom in the text: Exegetical practices in Justin and Galen / H. Gregory Snyder.
Series Title: Texts and editions for New Testament study, 9.; Texts and editions for New Testament study., Early Christianity in its hellenistic context ;, v. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Stanley E. Porter, Andrew W. Pitts.

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