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Portraits of Paul

Bruce MalinaJerome H Neyrey

Portraits of Paul

Bruce MalinaJerome H Neyrey

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A thorough understanding of Paul and his world as perceived in his contemporary context. Seeing Paul in this light offers a new and more balanced way of viewing the New Testament.

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- Publisher How did ancient persons understand themselves, other people, and the world around them? Is there a marked contrast between their understandings of "self" and "other" and the way modern Westerners define those concepts? Bruce Malina and Jerome Neyrey focus on the figure of Paul to provide a comprehensive investigation of how one man was perceived in the ancient world. Drawing on primary sources from antiquity, as well as lessons from cultural anthropology, the authors help provide a fuller understanding of the person of Paul and his world. By doing so, they offer readers a new, and more balanced, way to approach the New Testament.

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A thorough understanding of Paul and his world as perceived in his contemporary context. Seeing Paul in this light offers a new and more balanced way of viewing the New Testament.
- Publisher

265 Pages
- Publisher

How did ancient persons understand themselves, other people, and the world around them? Is there a marked contrast between their understandings of "self" and "other" and the way modern Westerners define those concepts? Bruce Malina and Jerome Neyrey focus on the figure of Paul to provide a comprehensive investigation of how one man was perceived in the ancient world. Drawing on primary sources from antiquity, as well as lessons from cultural anthropology, the authors help provide a fuller understanding of the person of Paul and his world. By doing so, they offer readers a new, and more balanced, way to approach the New Testament.
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Meet the Authors

Bruce Malina

Bruce J. Malina, STD, is professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Creighton University in Omaha. He is the author of numerous works, including The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology ( Louisville: Westminster/Knox, 3rd rev. ed., 2001); with John J. Pilch; Social Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006); and with John J. Pilch, Social Science Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008).

Jerome H Neyrey

Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J., is professor of New Testament studies at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Gospel of John, The Gospel of John (New Cambridge Bible Commentary), 2 Peter, Jude (The Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries) and Render to God: New Testament Understandings of the Divine.
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  • Catalogue Code 107846
  • Product Code 0664256813
  • EAN 9780664256814
  • Pages 288
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Jul 1996
  • Dimensions 228 x 153 x 21 mm
  • Weight 0.022kg

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