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Paul & his world : interpreting the New Testament in its context

Author: Helmut Koester
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most erudite New Testament scholars of our time brings insight from a career of interpretation and a wealth of archaeological, historical, and cultural data to illuminate Paul's place in his world. In a final essay, Helmut Koester looks back over a career in interpretation that spans the decades from the exciting theological atmosphere of post-war Germany to archaeological discoveries today."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paulus, Apostel Heiliger.; Paulus (Apostel).
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Koester
ISBN: 0800638905 9780800638900
OCLC Number: 71004165
Description: xv, 301 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Reading Paul : his letters and their interpretation. Paul's proclamation of God's justice for the nations ; First Thessalonians : an experiment in Christian writing ; Apostle and church in the letters to the Thessalonians ; The text of 1 Thessalonians ; Archaeology and Paul in Thessalonike ; From Paul's eschatology to the apocalyptic scheme of 2 Thessalonians ; Paul and Philippi : the evidence from early Christian literature ; Wisdom and folly in Corinth ; Hero worship : Philostratos's Heroikos and Paul's tomb in Philippi --
Reading Paul's world : the cultural and religious environment. Suffering servant and royal Messiah : from Second Isaiah to Paul, Mark, and Matthew ; The figure of the divine human being ; Natural law ([nomos physeōs]) in Greek thought ; The cult of the Egyptian deities in Asia Minor ; Associations of the Egyptian cult in Asia Minor ; The Red Hall in Pergamon ; Lefkopetra : inscriptions from the sanctuary of the mother of the gods ; Melikertes at Isthmia : a Roman mystery cult --
Reading early Christianity. Thomas Jefferson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Apostle Paul ; Writings and the Spirit : authority and politics in ancient Christianity ; The apostolic tradition and the origins of Gnosticism ; The theological aspects of early Christian heresy ; Ephesos in early Christian literature ; The designation of James as [ōblias] ; Early Christianity from the perspective of the history of religions : Rudolf Bultmann's contribution ; Insights from a career of interpretation.
Other Titles: Paul and his world
Responsibility: Helmut Koester.
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