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Roman faith and Christian faith : pistis and fides in the early Roman Empire and early churches

Author: Teresa Morgan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"This study investigates why "faith" (pistis/fides) was so important to early Christians that the concept and praxis dominated the writings of the New Testament. It argues that such a study must be interdisciplinary, locating emerging Christianities in the social practices and mentalites of contemporary Judaism and the early Roman empire. This can, therefore, equally be read as a study of the operation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Teresa Morgan
ISBN: 9780198801054 019880105X
OCLC Number: 961415004
Notes: Originally published: 2015 (hardback).
Description: xi, 626 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: approaching pistis and fides in the Graeco-Roman world, Hellenistic Judaism, and early churches --
Pistis and fides in the world of the early principate I : domestic and personal relations --
Pistis and fides in the world of the early principate II : structures of state --
Pistis and fides in Graeco-Roman religiosity --
Pistis in the Septuagint --
Pistis and the earliest Christian preaching --
Pistis in Galatians, Romans, Philippians, and Philemon --
Pistis in non-Pauline letters --
Pistis in the synoptic gospels and the Acts of the Apostles --
Pisteuein and its relations in the Johannine Corpus --
Relationality and interiority in pistis and fides --
Pistis, fides, and the structure of divine --
human communities --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Teresa Morgan.

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