The Three Worlds Of Paul Of Tarsus

The Three Worlds Of Paul Of Tarsus

by Richard Wallace, Wynne Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415135915

ISBN-13: 9780415135917

Pub. Date: 03/09/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation.
The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle Paul, examining the three fundamental cultural 'layers':

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Overview

The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation.
The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle Paul, examining the three fundamental cultural 'layers':
* the native cultures
* the common Hellenistic culture which had been spread in the east as a result of the conquests of Alexander
* the culture of the political overlord, Rome.
It shows how Paul, as a Jew, a Greek-speaker and a Roman citizen, participates in all of these 'layers'. The authors give an account of the places Paul visited, showing their historical, cultural and political differences and discuss the varied categories, such as religion, philosophy and language, which constituted identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415135917
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/09/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
List of abbreviations
Pt. 1The world of Paul
1Introduction: The Three Worlds3
2The Geography of Paul's World8
3Travelling the World15
Pt. 2Peoples, cultures and languages
4The Native Cultures33
5Hellenisation in the Near East41
6Roman Rule in the Near East71
Pt. 3The city, the state and the individual
7The Life of the Polis95
8The Individual's Self-Identification117
Pt. 4Paul's cities
9Palestine, Syria and Arabia153
10Cyprus and Southern Asia Minor180
11Western Asia Minor194
12Greece and Macedonia205
13Rome and the West218
Bibliography223
Index231

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