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The New Testament in Cross-Cultural Perspective

The New Testament in Cross-Cultural Perspective

by Richard L. Rohrbaugh


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ISBN-13: 9781597528276
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/28/2006
Series: Matrix: the Bible in Mediterranean Context Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard L. Rohrbaugh is Paul S. Wright Professor of Christian Studies Emeritus at Lewis and Clark College. He is the coauthor of Social-Science Commentary on the Synoptic Gospels, Social-Science Commentary on the Gospel of John, and the editor of The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     ix
Hermeneutics as Cross-Cultural Encounter: Obstacles to Understanding     1
Jesus: Village Artisan     19
Luke's Jesus: Honor Claimed, Honor Tested     31
Semiotic Behavior in Luke and John     45
What Did Jesus Know About Himself and When Did He Know It?     61
Zacchaeus: Defender of the Honor of Jesus     77
A Dysfunctional Family and Its Neighbors: Luke 15:11-32     89
A Peasant Reading of the Parable of the Talents/Pounds: A Text of Terror?     109
Gossip in the New Testament     125
The Preindustrial City in Luke-Acts: Urban Social Relations: A Study of Luke 14:15-24     147
What's the Matter with Nicodemus? A Social Science Perspective on John 3:1-21     175
Epilogue     185
List of Abbreviations     189
Bibliography     193

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