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Making sense in (and of) the first Christian century [electronic resource] / F. Gerald Downing.

By: Downing, Francis Gerald.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 197.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (268 p.).ISBN: 9780567376213 (electronic bk.); 0567376214 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. New Testament -- Social scientific criticism | Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 | Bible. N.T. Gospels -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. N.T. -- Critique sociale | Bible -- Sociologie | Honneur dans la Bible | Pardon -- Enseignement biblique | R�emission des p�ech�es | Cyniques (Philosophie grecque) | Christianisme -- Relations -- Religion grecque | Bannissement dans la litt�erature rabbinique | Eschatologie | Magie ancienne | RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History | RELIGION -- Christianity -- History | Zingeving | Maatschappij | Oudheid | Bible. N.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Christianisme -- 0030-0600 (Eglise primitive) | �Eglise -- 30-600 (�Eglise primitive) | Neues Testament | ZeithintergrundGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Making sense in (and of) the first Christian century.DDC classification: 270.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The first Christian century must be approached with careful attention to its cultural and linguistic heterogeneity. It should not simply be assumed that this past 'is a different place, they do things differently there'. Downing treats the ways in which early Christians tried to 'make things make sense' within their cultures, noting both the similarities and differences between their ways and contemporary ones and stressing the variety of contexts and influences on first-century communication. Downing brings his renowned expertise to bear in illuminating the cultural features of early Christia.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [236]-249) and indexes.

The first Christian century must be approached with careful attention to its cultural and linguistic heterogeneity. It should not simply be assumed that this past 'is a different place, they do things differently there'. Downing treats the ways in which early Christians tried to 'make things make sense' within their cultures, noting both the similarities and differences between their ways and contemporary ones and stressing the variety of contexts and influences on first-century communication. Downing brings his renowned expertise to bear in illuminating the cultural features of early Christia.

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