ISBN-10:
0664224156
ISBN-13:
9780664224158
Pub. Date:
11/28/2002
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
The World That Shaped the New Testament / Edition 2

The World That Shaped the New Testament / Edition 2

by Calvin J. RoetzelCalvin J. Roetzel

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Overview

In this book, Calvin Roetzel explores the social, political, religious, and intellectual environment of the New Testament writers. Roetzel maps the major features of the first-century landscape so that the student may be able to view the whole, and through the whole gain new perspective on and insight into each part. Now updated with the most current scholarship and with revisions taking into account archeological findings, this is the best available introduction to the subject.

Expanded materials include discussion of the social structure of Roman society, political dimensions of Pharisaism, Hellenistic religious expression, the Jewish Diaspora, the influence of the Septuagint on the Gospel writers and Paul, and women in antiquity. Pictures are integrated into the text at relevant points, the end of each chapter contains suggestions for further reading, and there is also a current and comprehensive bibliography of topics and authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664224158
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 11/28/2002
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Calvin J. Roetzel is Sundet Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in Minneapolis. He also serves on the Council of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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