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Paul's World (Stanley E Porter (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004162723
Paul's World (Stanley E Porter (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004162723
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Title: Paul's World

Author: Porter, Stanley E (ed)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004162723

Volumes: 1; Pages: xii, 284

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This volume is concerned with Paul's world. The major question to ask is--what is that world of Paul? In determinable ways, Paul's world is everything in the world in which Paul lived and acted, and hence virtually everything that Paul did. In other words, Paul's world can be defined macrocosmically and microcosmically. As the term is defined in the various essays in this volume, Paul's world includes the surrounding environment in which Paul functioned, including its various religious, social, cultural, literary, rhetorical, linguistic and related phenomena. This volume treats some of the most important and germane factors that went into making up the world in which Paul lived, and that consequently defined who he was and became.CONTENTSPrefaceAbbreviationsDefining the Parameters of Paul's World: An IntroductionStanley E. PorterThe Problem of Paul's Social Class: Further ReflectionsRonald F. HockHellenistic Schools in Jerusalem and Paul's Rhetorical EducationAndrew W. PittsGreco-Roman Concepts of DeityRon C. FayPaul and the Athletic Ideal in Antiquity: A Case Study in Wrestling with Word and ImageJim HarrisonCrucifixion in the Ancient World: A Response to L. L. WelbornSean A. AdamsThe Languages that Paul Did Not SpeakStanley E. PorterPaul at the Ball: Eccclesia Victor and the Cosmic Defeat of Personified Evil in Romans 16:20Michael J. ThatePaul, the Cults in Corinth, and the Corinthian CorrespondencePanayotis CoutsoumposEphesians 5:18-19 and Religious Intoxication in the World of PaulCraig A. EvansThe Letter to Philemon: A Discussion with J. Albert HarrillTobias NicklasSome Rhetorical Techniques in Acts 24:2-21Craig S. KeenerIndex of Ancient SourcesIndex of Modern Authors
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