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A spiritual economy : gift exchange in the letters of Paul of Tarsus

Author: Thomas R Blanton
Publisher: New Haven (Conn.) ; London : Yale University Press, ©2017.
Series: Synkrisis.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thomas Blanton sheds light on the philosophy surrounding gift giving in Paul's letters and on modern theories of gift exchange through the lens of religion.

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Named Person: Paul, saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas R Blanton
ISBN: 9780300220407 0300220405
OCLC Number: 999849046
Description: 1 v. (VIII-227 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Symbolic goods as media of exchange in Paul's gift economy ; The benefactor's account book : the rhetoric of gift reciprocation according to Seneca and Paul ; Gift or commodity? On the classification of Paul's unremunerated labor ; Classification and social relations : the dark side of the gift ; The gift of status ; Spiritual gifts and status inversion
Series Title: Synkrisis.
Responsibility: Thomas R. Blanton.
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"If you think you know what 'grace' means in the theology of Paul, read this book and think again. Deploying an awe-inspiring array of disparate disciplines, Blanton shows us, with precision and Read more...

 
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