Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

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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.Contributors: David L. BalchSuzanne DixonJ. Albert HarrillRoss S. KraemerChristian LaesPeter LampeAmy-Jill LevineMargaret Y. MacDonaldDale MartinEric M. MeyersMargaret M. MitchellCarolyn OsiekBeryl RawsonRichard SallerTimothy F. SedgwickMonika TrumperAndrew Wallace-Hadrill


  • SKU: 9780802839862
  • SKU10: 080283986X
  • Title: Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
  • Series: Religion, Marriage, and Family
  • Qty Remaining Online: 73
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Date Published: Sep 2003
  • Pages: 412
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 1.38
  • Dimensions: 9.23" L x 6.28" W x 0.93" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Illustrated, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Chronological Period | Ancient (To 499 A.D.); Cultural Region | Mediterranean; Topical | Family;
  • Subject: Christianity - History - General


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