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The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus - Richard Wallace

The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus

Hardcover Published: 9th March 1998
ISBN: 9780415135917
Number Of Pages: 256

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The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometimes co-operatively, and sometimes in confrontation.
The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus explores this world through the life of the apostle Paul, examining the three fundamental cultural 'layers':
* the native cultures
* the common Hellenistic culture which had been spread in the east as a result of the conquests of Alexander
* the culture of the political overlord, Rome.
It shows how Paul, as a Jew, a Greek-speaker and a Roman citizen, participates in all of these 'layers'. The authors give an account of the places Paul visited, showing their historical, cultural and political differences and discuss the varied categories, such as religion, philosophy and language, which constituted identity.

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..."a concise introduction to some of the best scholarship available on the worlds of Paul." -Review of Biblical Literature, March 2000

List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
The World of Paul
Introduction: The Three Worlds
The Geography of Paul's World
Travelling the World
Peoples, Cultures and Languages
The Native Cultures
Hellenisation in the Near East
Roman Rule in the Near East
The City, the State and the Individual in Paul's World
The Life of the Polis
The Individual's Self-Identification
Paul's Cities
Palestine, Syria and Arabia
Cyprus and Southern Asia Minor
Western Asia Minor
Greece and Macedonia
Rome and the West Bibliography Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415135917
ISBN-10: 0415135915
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 9th March 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1