Seek The Welfare Of The City / Edition 1

Seek The Welfare Of The City / Edition 1

by Bruce W. Winter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802840914

ISBN-13: 9780802840912

Pub. Date: 05/02/1996

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

In this book, Bruce W. Winter maps out the role and obligations of Christians as benefactors and citizens in their society. Winter's scholarly insight is enhanced through the selective use of important ancient literary and nonliterary sources. Contrary to the popular perception that early Christians withdrew from society and sought to maintain a low profile, this…  See more details below

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In this book, Bruce W. Winter maps out the role and obligations of Christians as benefactors and citizens in their society. Winter's scholarly insight is enhanced through the selective use of important ancient literary and nonliterary sources. Contrary to the popular perception that early Christians withdrew from society and sought to maintain a low profile, this outstanding study explores the complexities of the positive commitments made by Christians in Gentile regions of the Roman empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802840912
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/02/1996
Series:
First-Century Christians in the Graeco-Roman World Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1Early Christians as Benefactors
Ch. 1Seeking the Welfare of the City
Ch. 2Civic Honours for Christian Benefactors
Ch. 3From Secular Clients to Christian Benefactors
Ch. 4Widows and Legal and Christian Benefactions
Pt. 2Early Christians as Citizens
Ch. 5Civic Responsibility
Ch. 6Civil Litigation
Ch. 7Civic Obligations
Ch. 8Social Mobility
Ch. 9Civic Rights
Ch. 10An Early Christian Benefactor and Prominent Citizen
Ch. 11Conclusions
Selected Bibliography
Indexes

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