Moyer V. Hubbard's Christianity in the Greco-Roman World: A Narrative PDF

By Moyer V. Hubbard

ISBN-10: 0801046637

ISBN-13: 9780801046636

heritage turns into foreground in Moyer Hubbard's inventive advent to the social and historic surroundings for the letters of the Apostle Paul to church buildings in Asia Minor and Europe.

Hubbard starts off every one significant part with a short narrative that includes a fictional personality in a single of the good towns of that period. Then he elaborates on a variety of elements of the cultural surroundings relating to every one specific vignette, discussing the consequences of these venues for knowing Paul's letters and making use of their message to our lives this present day. Addressing a wide range of cultural and conventional matters, Hubbard discusses:

• faith and superstition
• schooling, philosophy, and oratory
• city society
• families and kinfolk lifestyles within the Greco-Roman world

This paintings relies at the premise that the higher one knows the old and social context during which the hot testomony (and Paul's letters) was once written, the higher one will comprehend the writings of the hot testomony themselves. Passages turn into clearer, metaphors deciphered, and pictures sharpened. lecturers, scholars, and laypeople alike will relish Hubbard's exact, illuminating, and well-researched method of the area of the early church.

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