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Families in the New Testament world : households and house churches

Author: Carolyn Osiek; David L Balch
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©1997.
Series: Family, religion, and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In many places the New Testament reflects the Roman Empire's values of social stability, but at the same time, other passages make strong statements that seem to be against the family. What was the family like for the first Christians? How did they combine their family values and their new faith? When there were conflicts between family and faith, how did early Christians make choices between them? Osiek and Balch  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Osiek; David L Balch
ISBN: 0664255469 9780664255466
OCLC Number: 36045893
Description: x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: Material and social environment of the Greco-Roman household --
Archaeology --
Cultural anthropology --
Social world --
pt. 2: Early Christian families and house churches --
Social location of early Christians --
Gender roles, marriage, and celibacy --
Education and learning --
Slaves --
Family life, meals, and hospitality.
Series Title: Family, religion, and culture.
Responsibility: Carolyn Osiek, David L. Balch.

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The authors attempt to profile the family in New Testament times, seeking to discover how Christians combined their family values and their new faith, and how Christians decided when their faith and  Read more...

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