In Stone and Story: Early Christianity in the Roman World

In Stone and Story: Early Christianity in the Roman World

by Bruce W. Longenecker


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This beautifully designed, full-color textbook introduces the Roman background of the New Testament by immersing students in the life and culture of the thriving first-century towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which act as showpieces of the world into which the early Christian movement was spreading. Bruce Longenecker, a leading scholar of the ancient world of the New Testament, discusses first-century artifacts in relation to the life stories of people from the Roman world. The book includes discussion questions, maps, and 175 color photographs. Additional resources are available through Textbook eSources.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540960672
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/18/2020
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 694,609
Product dimensions: 7.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Bruce W. Longenecker (PhD, University of Durham) is professor of religion and W. W. Melton Chair of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Philippians and Philemon in the Paideia series and the bestselling The Lost Letters of Pergamum.

Table of Contents


Looking Ahead: An Introduction
Part 1: Protocols of Engagement
1. Human Meaning in Stone and Story
2. Fire in the Bones
3. Accessing the First-Century
Timeline of Events
Part 2: Protocols of Popular Devotion
4. Deities and Temples
5. Sacrifice and Sin
6. Peace and Security
7. Genius and Emperor
8. Mysteries and Knowledge
9. Death and Life
Part 3: Protocols of Social Prominence
10. Prominence and Character
11. Money and Influence
12. Literacies and Status
13. Combat and Courts
14. Business and Success
Part 4: Protocols of Household Effectiveness
15. Household and Slaves
16. Family and Solidarity
17. Piety and Pragmatism
18. Powers and Protection
19. Banqueting and the Dead
Looking Further: A Conclusion
Appendix: Questions to Consider

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