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Title Constructing early Christian families : family as social reality and metaphor / edited by Halvor Moxnes.

Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 267 pages) : illustrations
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary 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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Subject Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Families -- Biblical teaching.
Sociology, Biblical.
Families -- Rome.
Jewish families -- Religious life.
Families -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Religion and sociology -- Rome.
Rome -- Religion.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Moxnes, Halvor.
Other Form: Print version: Constructing early Christian families. London ; New York : Routledge, 1997 0415146380 (DLC) 96044657 (OCoLC)35627693
ISBN 0203280598 (electronic bk.)
9780203280591 (electronic bk.)
0203440498 (electronic bk.)
9780203440490 (electronic bk.)
9780415146388 (hbk.)
0415146380 (hbk.)
9780415146395 (pbk.)
0415146399 (pbk.)