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This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work.
Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them.
For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.
About the Author: J. Paul Sampley is Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Christian Origins, Boston University, USA, and is the author of Pauline Parallels and "1 Corinthians" and "2 Corinthians" in the New Interpreter's Bible.
Title: Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook: ...
Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
Publication Date: 2016
Book Condition: New
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