Families In The New Testament World / Edition 1

Families In The New Testament World / Edition 1

by Carolyn Osiek
     
 

What was the family like for the first Christians? Informed by archaeological work and illustrated by figures, this work is a remarkable window into the past, one that both informs and illuminates our current condition.

The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious

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What was the family like for the first Christians? Informed by archaeological work and illustrated by figures, this work is a remarkable window into the past, one that both informs and illuminates our current condition.

The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255466
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Family, Religion, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1Material and Social Environment of the Greco-Roman Household
1Archaeology5
2Cultural Anthropology36
3Social World48
Pt. 2Early Christian Families and House Churches
4Social Location of Early Christians91
5Gender Roles, Marriage, and Celibacy103
6Education and Learning156
7Slaves174
8Family Life, Meals, and Hospitality193
Conclusion215
Abbreviations223
Notes225
Glossary287
Bibliography291
Index of Subjects303
Index of Modern Authors311
Index of Ancient Authors319
Index of Scripture and Ancient Texts321

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