The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus

The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus

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.

Publisher Routledge
Release Date
ISBN 1134778643
Pages 256 pages
Rating 4/5 (45 users)

More Books:

The Three Worlds of Paul of Tarsus
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Richard Wallace
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-11 - Publisher: Routledge

The world in which early Christianity developed consisted of a complex of distinct communities and cultural 'layers', which interacted with one another, sometim
Three Worlds of Relief
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Cybelle Fox
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-29 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Three Worlds of Relief examines the role of race and immigration in the development of the American social welfare system by comparing how blacks, Mexicans, and
Race and Blood in the Iberian World
Language: en
Pages: 203
Authors: David Nirenberg
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: LIT Verlag M√ľnster

Racism Analysis is a research series by LIT Verlag that explores racial discrimination in all its varying historical, ideological, and cultural patterns. It exa
From Three Worlds
Language: en
Pages: 342
Authors: William Clark
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher:

Triworlds Revolution
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: A. J. McMillan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-23 - Publisher: A. J. McMillan

As a member of the ruling class aboard a star ship destined to carry her people to a new home world, Trayia is duty-bound and loyal to the cause. But when an en
Jews in the Early Modern World
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Dean Phillip Bell
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Jews in the Early Modern World presents a comparative and global history of the Jews for the early modern period, 1400-1700. It traces the remarkable demographi
On the Way to the
Language: en
Pages: 428
Authors: Doris Gruber
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-06 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This volume brings together twenty-two authors from various countries who analyze travelogues on the Ottoman Empire between the fifteenth and nineteenth centuri
The Dark Arts of Immortality
Language: en
Pages: 190
Authors: C. Hariison Kon
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-09-28 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

If you had the power within your reach to insure your own immortality, would you risk all to grasp it? Think about it. No longer would you plead for the mercy o
The Literature of California
Language: en
Pages: 684
Authors: Jack Hicks
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

This text is the first volume of a comprehensive anthology of Californian literature. It is divided into four parts and contains material ranging from Native Am
Modern Judaism
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: John Allen
Categories: Judaism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1816 - Publisher: Pantianos Classics

John Allen's discussion of Judaism dates to 1816; for many years, it was the authoritative history of the Jews from the time of Abraham through to the modern da