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The Social Context of Paul's Ministry

The Social Context of Paul's Ministry

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In this "slim, readable, and provocative volume" (Journal of Biblical Literature), Ronald Hock focuses on the apostle Paul and his work within the social and intellectual context of the Greek East of the early Roman Empire.Hock discusses the New Testament evidence concerning tentmaking in relation to Paul's life as an apostle of Christ. Relevant literary and nonliterary texts from outside the New Testament add detail to a picture of ancient society and open new areas for study. The author describes the typical experiences that arose from such a way of life ? traveling, the tentmaking trade, the missionary use of the workshop, attitudes toward work, and Paul's own reflections on the significance of his tentmaking for the apostolic self-understanding

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In this "slim, readable, and provocative volume" (Journal of Biblical Literature), Ronald Hock focuses on the apostle Paul and his work within the social and intellectual context of the Greek East of the early Roman Empire.Hock discusses the New Testament evidence concerning tentmaking in relation to Paul's life as an apostle of Christ. Relevant literary and nonliterary texts from outside the New Testament add detail to a picture of ancient society and open new areas for study. The author describes the typical experiences that arose from such a way of life ? traveling, the tentmaking trade, the missionary use of the workshop, attitudes toward work, and Paul's own reflections on the significance of his tentmaking for the apostolic self-understanding
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Meet the Author

Ronald F Hock

Hock holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in New Testament studies and is a professor of religion at the University of Southern California.

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  • Catalogue Code 299695
  • Product Code 9780800662042
  • ISBN 0800662040
  • EAN 9780800662042
  • Pages 112
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Paul
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2007
  • Sales Rank #54151
  • Dimensions 215 x 142 x 8 mm
  • Weight 0.159kg

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