The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels

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Release Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2002
Format: Paperback, 424 pages  6 x 9 inches
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800634520


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The context of Jesus, his followers, and the early movement

What do the social sciences have to contribute to the study of Jesus and the Gospels? This is the fundamental question that these essays all address — from analyses of ancient economics to altered states of consciousness, politics, ritual, kinship, and labeling.

Contributors: Bruce J. Malina, Wolfgang Stegemann, Richard L. Rohrbaugh, Ekkehard W. Stegemann, Gerd Theissen, T. Raymond Hobbs, Dennis C. Duling, K.C. Hanson, Philip F. Esler, S. Scott Bartchy, John J. Pilch, Christian Strecker, Richard DeMaris, Stuart L. Love, Jerome H. Neyrey, Douglas E. Oakman, Gary Stansell, Santiago Oporto Guijarro

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