In Stone and Story: Early Christianity in the Roman World
: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...
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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.
Dr Bruce W. Longenecker (Ph.D., University of Durham) is professor of religion and holds the W. W. Melton Chair at Baylor University, previously Senior lecturer in New Testament Studies and Director of Operations at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland
His books include Narrative Dynamics in Paul: A Critical Assessment; Engaging Economics: New Testament Scenarios and Early Christian Reception; The Lost Letters of Pergamum: A Story from the New Testament World; Rhetoric at the Boundaries: The Art and Theology of New Testament Chain-link Transitions and most recently Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World.
Koorong - Editorial Review.
- :<b>contents</b>looking Ahead: <i>an Introduction</i><b>part 1: Protocols Of Engagement</b>1. Human Meaning In Stone And Story2. Fire In The Bones3. Accessing The First-centuryworldtimeline Of Events<b>part 2: Protocols Of Popular Devotion</b>4. Deities And Temples5. Sacrifice And Sin6. Peace And Security7. <i>genius </i>and Emperor8. Mysteries And Knowledge9. Death And Life<b>part 3: Protocols Of Social Prominence</b>10. Prominence And Character11. Money And Influence12. Literacies And Status13. Combat And Courts14. Business And Success<b>part 4: Protocols Of Household Effectiveness</b>15. Household And Slaves16. Family And Solidarity17. Piety And Pragmatism18. Powers And Protection19. Banqueting And The Deadlooking Further: <i>a Conclusion</i>appendix: Questions To Considerglossaryindexes