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.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|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
ContentsLooking Ahead: An IntroductionPart 1: Protocols of Engagement1. Human Meaning in Stone and Story2. Fire in the Bones3. Accessing the First-CenturyWorldTimeline of EventsPart 2: Protocols of Popular Devotion4. Deities and Temples5. Sacrifice and Sin6. Peace and Security7. Genius and Emperor8. Mysteries and Knowledge9. Death and LifePart 3: Protocols of Social Prominence10. Prominence and Character11. Money and Influence12. Literacies and Status13. Combat and Courts14. Business and SuccessPart 4: Protocols of Household Effectiveness15. Household and Slaves16. Family and Solidarity17. Piety and Pragmatism18. Powers and Protection19. Banqueting and the DeadLooking Further: A ConclusionAppendix: Questions to ConsiderGlossaryIndexes