Text, Image, and Christians in the Graeco-Roman World: A Festschrift in Honor of David Lee Balch

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Twenty-four scholars join their efforts to congratulate David Lee Balch for a long career of dedication to scholarship and teaching. Topics range from the life of early Christian house churches to the kinds of challenges that early Christians needed to negotiate in their artistic and literary worlds as they established their own identity.

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Overview

Twenty-four scholars join their efforts to congratulate David Lee Balch for a long career of dedication to scholarship and teaching. Topics range from the life of early Christian house churches to the kinds of challenges that early Christians needed to negotiate in their artistic and literary worlds as they established their own identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610975247
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

A Biographical Sketch Professor David Lee Balch xi

Contributors xiii

A Bibliography Professor David Lee Balch xv

Abbreviations xxvi

Introduction xxxv

Part 1 Text and House Churches

1 The House Church as Social Environment Dennis E. Smith 3

2 Placing the Corinthian Common Meal Edward Adams 22

3 Reading 1 Corinthians 7 through the Eyes of Families Margaret Y. MacDonald 38

4 Interfacing House and Church: Converting Household Codes to Church Order Turid Karlsen Seim 153

5 Overseers as Household Managers in the Pastoral Epistles Abraham J. Malherbe 172

6 "Houses Made with Hands": The Triumph of the Private in New Testament Scholarship Davina C. Lopez Todd Penner 189

7 The Greek Novel and Literary Ethnography: The Household in the World of the New Testament Ronald E Hock 116

8 Egnatius, the Breathalyzer Kiss, and an Early Instance of Domestic Homicide at Rome John T. Fitzgerald 119

9 From Archaeology to Commentary Writing via HouseChurches Peter Oakes 132

Part 2 Creating Images-Verbal and Visual

Section 1 Constructions of the "Other"

10 Matthew's Others: Scholarly Identity-Construction and Absentee Gentile Great Men (Matt 20:24-27) Warren Carter 145

11 Seeing Jesus Christ Crucified in Galatians 3:1 under Watchful Imperial Eyes Aliou Cisse Niang 160

12 Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion in the Wisdom of Solomon Leo G. Perdue 183

13 Standing Together: The Murder of Lesbians and the Martyrdom of Saints Perpetua and Felicity Stephen V. Sprinkle 199

14 Image and Religion: A Christian in the Temple of Isis at Pompeii Frederick Brenk 218

15 The Shadow of an Ass: On Reading the Alexamenos Graffito Oliver Larry Yarbrough 239

Section 2 Constructing the Visual World

16 Constructing the Spaces of Epiphany in Ancient Greek and Roman Visual Culture John R. Clarke 257

17 Melancholy, Colonialism, and Complicity: Complicating Counterimperial Readings of Aphrodisias' Sebasteion Hal Taussig 280

18 Nudity in Early Christian Art Robin M. Jensen 296

19 Bible Translation and Ancient Visual Culture: Divine Nakedness and the "Circumcision of Christ" in Colossians 2:11 Yancy W. Smith 320

20 Jonah in Early Christian Art: Death, Resurrection, and Immortality Everett Ferguson 342

21 "Created in the Image of God": Greco-Roman Jewish Art-New Perspectives from Archaeology Richard Freund 354

Index of Ancient Documents 369

Index of Ancient Sources 379

Index of Modern Authors 391

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