Constructing early Christian families : family as social reality and metaphor /

Constructing Early Christian Families explores the complex picture of family relations and the manifold attitudes to the family in the early Christian world.

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Other Authors: Moxnes, Halvor.
Format: eBook
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Halvor Moxnes
  • What is family? : problems in constructing early Christian families / Halvor Moxnes
  • The family in first-century Galilee / Santiago Guijarro
  • The family as the bearer of religion in Judaism and early Christianity / John M.G. Barclay
  • The relativisation of family ties in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman traditions / Stephen C. Barton
  • The Roman family : ideal and metaphor / Eva Marie Lassen
  • Family imagery and Christian identity in Gal 5:13 to 6:10 / Philip F. Esler
  • Equality within patriarchal structures : some New Testament perspectives on the Christian fellowship as a brother- or sisterhood and a family / Karl Olav Sandnes
  • Brotherhood in Plutarch and Paul : its role and character / Reidar Aasgaard
  • Brotherhood in Christ : a gender hermeneutical reading of 1 Thessalonians / Lone Fatum
  • Paul without passion : on Paul's rejection of desire in sex and marriage / Dale B. Martin
  • Asceticism and anti-familial language in the Gospel of Thomas / Risto Uro
  • Family structures in Gnostic religion / Ingvild Sælid Gilhus.