Jesus Movement Paper Edition

Jesus Movement Paper Edition

by Ekkehard W. Stegemann
     
 

Now in paperback, this monumental work by two continental New Testament scholars is the first comprehensive social history of the earliest churches. Integrating the historical and social data it locates the ancient Judeans and the Jesus Movement in their respective matrices. The Stegemanns deal with such issues as: conflict between the messianic communitites and… See more details below

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Now in paperback, this monumental work by two continental New Testament scholars is the first comprehensive social history of the earliest churches. Integrating the historical and social data it locates the ancient Judeans and the Jesus Movement in their respective matrices. The Stegemanns deal with such issues as: conflict between the messianic communitites and the rest of Judaism, religious pluralism social stratification, group composition, gender division, ancient economics, and urban/rural distinction. This volume offers both an introduction to these social issues, as well as fresh insights and analysis, and includes:
Integration of social history, social-scientific analyses, and theological analyses
Focus on the role of women in the Jesus Movement and early churches
Maps, charts, and diagrams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634254
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
556
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. 1Economy and Society in the Mediterranean World of the First Century5
1The Type of Ancient Mediterranean Societies7
2The Economic Situation of Ancient Mediterranean Societies15
3Stratification and the Social Situation in Ancient Mediterranean Societies53
Pt. 2The Land of Israel, the Social History of Judaism, and the Followers of Jesus97
4The Economic Situation in the Land of Israel104
5Social Development in the Land of Israel126
6Religious Pluralism in the Land of Israel in the Hellenistic-Roman Period137
7Jesus' Followers in the Land of Israel in New Testament Times187
8Messianic Communities in the Land of Israel after 70 C.E.221
Pt. 3The Social History of Christ-Confessing Communities in the Cities of the Roman Empire249
9The Concept and Basic Characteristics of Christ-confessing Communities262
10The Social Composition of Christ-confessing Communities288
11External Conflicts of Believers in Christ with Gentiles and Jews in the Diaspora317
Pt. 4The Social Roles and Social Situation of Women in the Mediterranean World and in Early Christianity359
12Gender-specific Spheres and the Social Stratification of Women in Mediterranean Societies361
13Women among the Followers of Jesus in the Land of Israel378
14Women in Urban Christ Communities389
Notes409
Bibliography475
Index of Ancient Sources517

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