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Decisive Meals (Library Of New Testament Studies Series)

Hardback|Mar 2012
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Decisive Meals discusses various aspects of meal traditions and their relevance in terms of boundaries between different groups in the context of first century Judaism and the early Christ-movement. The contributors discuss different communities at different times and places -...


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Decisive Meals discusses various aspects of meal traditions and their relevance in terms of boundaries between different groups in the context of first century Judaism and the early Christ-movement.The contributors discuss different communities at different times and places - under the same focus of common meals: The postexilic community in Judaea, the Pauline communities in Asia Minor, as well as in the Roman dominated city of Caesarea and the Hellenistic Jewish community and the emerging rabbinical community - each time a community is affected through the sharing of meals, but how exactly? What are similar effects - where are the differences? This sheds light on power dynamics between rich and poor, well fed and hungry, but also between men and women. These questions will clarify how detailed exegesis is influenced by hermeneutical patterns and ideas about food, boundaries and power dynamics.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 366034
  • Product Code 9780567526014
  • ISBN 0567526011
  • EAN 9780567526014
  • Pages 200
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Mar 2012
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 25mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

Nathan MacDonald

Nathan MacDonald (Ph.D., in Theology, University of Durham) is lecturer in Old Testament at St. Marys College, University of St. Andrews. His other works include Not Bread Alone, Deuteronomy and the Meaning of Monotheism and What Did the Ancient Israelites Eat? Diet in Biblical Times. He also the author of Numbers in the Two Horizons Theological Commentary on the Old Testament.
Koorong - Editorial Review.

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