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Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (David L Balch Carolyn Osiek (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 2003) 9780802839862
Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue (David L Balch Carolyn Osiek (eds)) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 2003) 9780802839862
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Title: Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Author: Balch, David L Carolyn Osiek (eds)

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand); Publication Date: 2003

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802839862

Volumes: 1; Pages: 432

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Typical studies of marriage and family in the early Christian period focus on very limited evidence found in Scripture. This interdisciplinary book offers a broader, richer picture of the first Christian families by drawing together research by experts ranging from archaeologists to ancient historians.By exploring the nature of households in the ancient Greco-Roman world, the contributors assemble a new understanding of ancient Christian families that is both compelling and instructive. Divided into six parts, the book covers key aspects of ancient family life, from meals and child-rearing to women's roles and the lives of slaves. Three concluding chapters explore the implications of all this information for theological education today.ContentsSeries ForewordContributorsIntroductionAbbreviations1. Archaeology of Domus and InsulaeDomus and Insulae in Rome: Families and HousefulsAndrew Wallace-HadrillMaterial and Social Environment of Greco-Roman Households in the East: The Case of Hellenistic DelosMonika TrmperThe Problems of Gendered Space in Syro-Palestinian Domestic Architecture: The Case of Roman-Period GalileeEric M. Meyers2. Domestic Values: Equality, SufferingThe Language of Equality in Early Christian House Churches: A Constructivist ApproachPeter LampePaul's Portrait of Christ Crucified (Gal.3:1) in Light of Paintings and Sculptures of Suffering and Death in Pompeiian and Roman HousesDavid L. Balch3. WomenSex and the Married Woman in Ancient RomeSuzanne DixonTypical and Atypical Family Dynamics: The Cases of Babatha and BereniceRoss S. KraemerWas Celsus Right? The Role of Women in the Expansion of Early ChristianityMargaret Y. MacDonaldWomen, Slaves, and the Economy of the Roman HouseholdRichard Saller4. SlavesSlave Families and Slaves in FamiliesDale B. MartinThe Domestic Enemy: A Moral Polarity of Household Slaves in Early Christian Apologies and MartyrdomsJ. Albert HarrillFemale Slaves, Porneia, and the Limits of ObedienceCarolyn Osiek5. ChildrenDeath, Burial, and Commemoration of Children in Roman ItalyBeryl RawsonDesperately Different? Delicia Children in the Roman HouseholdChristian Laes6. Implications for Theological EducationTheological Education, the Bible, and History: Dtente in the Culture WarsAmy-Jill LevineTheological Education and the Analogical ImaginationTimothy F. SedgwickWhy Family Matters for Early Christian LiteratureMargaret M. MitchellBibliographyAcknowledgmentsIndex of Modern AuthorsIndex of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature
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