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Social-science Commentary on the Letters of Paul (edition 2006)

by Bruce J. Malina, John J. Pilch

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This latest addition to the Fortress Social-Science Commentaries on New Testament writings illuminates the values, perceptions, and social codes of the Mediterranean culture that shaped Paul and his interactions —both harmonious and conflicted — with others. Malina and Pilch add new dimensions to our understanding of the apostle as a social change agent, his coworkers as innovators, and his gospel as an assertion of the honor of the God of Israel.… (more)
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Title:Social-science Commentary on the Letters of Paul
Authors:Bruce J. Malina
Other authors:John J. Pilch
Info:Fortress Press (2006), Kindle Edition, 430 pages
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This is a very interesting commentary which provides a useful additional perspective over more conventional commentaries. However it is rather in the habit of presenting scholarly opinion about the historical background as if it were undisputed fact., While this may be partly down to the format the more frequent uses of phrases such as 'it is widely agreed' or 'latest scholarship suggests' would be welcome. ( )
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This latest addition to the Fortress Social-Science Commentaries on New Testament writings illuminates the values, perceptions, and social codes of the Mediterranean culture that shaped Paul and his interactions —both harmonious and conflicted — with others. Malina and Pilch add new dimensions to our understanding of the apostle as a social change agent, his coworkers as innovators, and his gospel as an assertion of the honor of the God of Israel.

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