Moral World of the First Christians

ISBN-10: 0664250149

ISBN-13: 9780664250140

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Wayne A. Meeks

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List price: $30.00
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 1/1/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Social Setting
The Polis as Context of Greek Ethics
The Polis in a World Empire
Mixed Loyalties: Reactions to Rome
The Stratified Society
Outside the City
The Great Traditions: Greece and Rome
Philosophy in the Roman Empire
Some Common Themes
Transmitting Moral Traditions
The Great Traditions: Israel
The Situation
Some Representative Voices
Recurring Themes
The Christian Communities
A Messianic Sect in Israel
A Household Association in the Polis
The Grammar of Early Christian Morals
A Letter of Moral Admonition: 1 Thessalonians
Praise, Blame, and Exhortation: 1 Corinthians
Messianic Biography as Community-forming Literature: The Gospel of Matthew
On the Side of the Angels: The Apocalypse
A Handbook (Revised): The Didache
Our Role in God's Drama: Irenaeus
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index of Selected Subjects
Index of New Testament Passages
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