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The moral world of the first Christians

Author: Wayne A Meeks
Publisher: Philadelphia : Westminster Press, ©1986.
Series: Library of early Christianity, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Meeks, Wayne A.
Moral world of the first Christians.
Philadelphia : Westminster Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)565153948
Online version:
Meeks, Wayne A.
Moral world of the first Christians.
Philadelphia : Westminster Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)632160087
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne A Meeks
ISBN: 0664219101 9780664219109 0664250149 9780664250140 0281042918 9780281042913
OCLC Number: 13330621
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 182 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1: The social setting --
The Polis as context of Greek ethic --
The Polisin a world empire --
Mixed loyalties: reactions to Rome --
The stratified society --
Outside the city --
Chapter 2: The great traditions: Greece and Rome --
Philosophy in the Roman empire --
Some common themes --
Transmitting moral traditions --
Chapter 3: The great traditions: Israel --
The situation --
Some representative voices --
Recurring themes --
Chapter 4: The Christian communities --
A Messianic sect in Israel --
A household association in the Polis --
Chapter 5: The grammar of early Christian morals ---
A letter of moral admonition: 1 Thessalonians --
Praise, Blame, and Exhortation: 1 Corinthians --
Messianic biography as community-forming literature: The Gospel of Matthew --
On the side of the angels: the apocalypse --
A handbook (revised): The Didache --
Our role in God's drama: Irenaeus --
Afterword --
Notes.
Series Title: Library of early Christianity, 6.
Responsibility: Wayne A. Meeks.

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