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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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.