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Moral World of the First Christians (Wayne A Meeks) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1988) 9780664250140
Moral World of the First Christians (Wayne A Meeks) Paperback Book, (Westminster John Knox, 1988) 9780664250140
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Title: The Moral World of the First Christians

Author: Meeks, Wayne A

Publisher: Westminster John Knox; Publication Date: 1988

Paperback; ISBN: 9780664250140

Volumes: 1; Pages: 184

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"An extraordinary methodological and historical tour de force.. Anyone wishing to do constructive Christian ethics cannot help but be informed by this substantial contribution."--Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics, The Divinity School, Duke UniversityContentsPreface Introduction 1 The Social Setting The Polis as Context of Greek Ethics The Polis in a World Empire Mixed Loyalties: Reactions to Rome The Stratified Society Outside the City 2 The Great Traditions: Greece and Rome Philosophy in the Roman Empire Some Common Themes Transmitting Moral Traditions 3 The Great Traditions: Israel The Situation Some Representative Voices Recurring Themes 4 The Christian Communities A Messianic Sect in Israel A Household Association in the Polis 5 The Grammar of Early Christian Morals A Letter of Moral Admonition: 1 Thessalonians Praise, Blame, and Exhortation: 1 Corinthians Messianic Biography as Community-forming Literature: The Gospel of Matthew On the Side of the Angels: The Apocalypse A Handbook (Revised): The Didache Our Role in God's Drama: Irenaeus Afterword Notes Suggestions for Further Reading Index of Selected Subjects Index of New Testament Passages
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