The Social Setting Of Jesus And The Gospels

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The context of Jesus, his followers, and the early movement

What do the social sciences have to contribute to the study of Jesus and the Gospels? This is the fundamental question that these essays all address - from analyses of ancient economics to altered states of consciousness, politics, ritual, kinship, and labeling.

Contributors: Bruce J. Malina, Wolfgang Stegemann, Richard L. Rohrbaugh, Ekkehard W. Stegemann, Gerd Theissen, T. Raymond ...

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Overview

The context of Jesus, his followers, and the early movement

What do the social sciences have to contribute to the study of Jesus and the Gospels? This is the fundamental question that these essays all address - from analyses of ancient economics to altered states of consciousness, politics, ritual, kinship, and labeling.

Contributors: Bruce J. Malina, Wolfgang Stegemann, Richard L. Rohrbaugh, Ekkehard W. Stegemann, Gerd Theissen, T. Raymond Hobbs, Dennis C. Duling, K.C. Hanson, Philip F. Esler, S. Scott Bartchy, John J. Pilch, Christian Strecker, Richard DeMaris, Stuart L. Love, Jerome H. Neyrey, Douglas E. Oakman, Gary Stansell, Santiago Oporto Guijarro

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800634520
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication
Abbreviations
Introductory Perspectives 1
1 Social-Scientific Methods in Historical Jesus Research 3
2 Ethnocentrism and Historical Questions about Jesus 27
3 The Contextual Ethics of Jesus 45
Social-Psychological Perspectives 63
4 Jesus as Fatherless Child 65
5 Jesus Heals the Hemorrhaging Woman 85
6 Altered States of Consciousness in the Synoptics 103
7 Jesus and the Demoniacs 117
Social-Boundary Concerns 135
8 The Baptism of Jesus: A Ritual-Critical Approach 137
9 The Politics of Exorcism 159
10 The Historical Jesus and Honor Reversal at the Table 175
11 Jesus and the Reduction of Intergroup Conflict 185
12 The Plague of Uncleanness? The Ancient Illness Construct "Issue of Blood" in Luke 8:43-48 207
Politics and Political Religion 223
13 The Political Dimension of Jesus' Activities 225
14 The Political Jesus: Discipleship and Disengagement 251
15 Jesus and the Social Bandits 283
16 The Jesus Movement and Network Analysis 301
Politics and Political Economy 333
17 Money in the Moral Universe of the New Testament 335
18 Gifts, Tributes, and Offerings 349
An Overview of the Task 365
19 The Gospels in Comparison with the Pauline Letters: What We Can Learn from Social-Scientific Models 367
Index of Ancient Sources 379
Index of Subjects 389
Index of Authors 397
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