The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology

The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology

by Bruce J. Malina
     
 

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"More than any other book, this one introduces students to another time and another place, what Karl Barth long ago called "the strange new world of the Bible".---Dennis C. Dualing, Professor of Religion Canisius College, Buffalo, New York See more details below

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"More than any other book, this one introduces students to another time and another place, what Karl Barth long ago called "the strange new world of the Bible".---Dennis C. Dualing, Professor of Religion Canisius College, Buffalo, New York

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Written for undergraduate students who have little training in religion, this volume provides an accessible guide to the use of cultural anthropology as a tool for recreating the context of the society in which Jesus lived. Malina (theology, Creighton U.), whose detailed discussion conveys the richness of meaning contained in the New Testament, discusses the values of honor and shame, the first-century personality, its role as an individual and in a group, the perception of limited good, the evil eye, kinship and marriage, rules of purity, and group development. This edition contains updated bibliography for each chapter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780664254568
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1300L (what's this?)

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