Constructing Early Christian Families

Constructing Early Christian Families

by Halvor Moxnes
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415146399

ISBN-13: 9780415146395

Pub. Date: 04/24/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The family is a topical issue for studies of the Ancient world. Family, household and kinship have different connotations in antiquity from their modern ones. This volume expands that discussion to investigate the early Christian family structures within the larger Graeco-Roman context.
Particular emphasis is given to how family metaphors, such as 'brotherhood'

Overview

The family is a topical issue for studies of the Ancient world. Family, household and kinship have different connotations in antiquity from their modern ones. This volume expands that discussion to investigate the early Christian family structures within the larger Graeco-Roman context.
Particular emphasis is given to how family metaphors, such as 'brotherhood' function to describe relations in early Christian communities. Asceticism and the rejection of sexuality are considered in the context of Christian constructions of the family. Moxnes' volume presents a comprehensive and timely addition to the study of familial and social structures in the Early Christian world, which will certainly stimulate further debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415146395
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/24/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

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