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Author Longenecker, Bruce W.,
Title In stone and story : early Christianity in the Roman world / Bruce W. Longenecker.
Imprint Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, [2020]

Author Longenecker, Bruce W.,
Subject Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Church history.
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Civilization.
Herculaneum (Extinct city) -- Church history.
Herculaneum (Extinct city) -- Civilization.
Description x, 292 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-282) and index.
Contents Protocols of engagement -- Human meaning in stone and story -- Fire in the bones -- Accessing the first-century world : timeline of events -- Protocols of popular devotion -- Deities and temples -- Sacrifice and sin -- Peace and security -- Genius and emperor -- Mysteries and knowledge -- Death and life -- Protocols of social prominence -- Prominence and character -- Money and influence -- Literacies and status -- Combat and courts -- Business and success -- Protocols of household effectiveness -- Household and slaves -- Family and solidarity -- Piety and pragmatism -- Powers and protection -- Banqueting and the dead.
Summary This beautifully designed, full-color textbook introduces the Roman background of the New Testament by immersing students in the life and culture of the thriving first-century towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, which act as showpieces of the world into which the early Christian movement was spreading. Bruce Longenecker, a leading scholar of the ancient world of the New Testament, discusses first-century artifacts in relation to the life stories of people from the Roman world. The book includes discussion questions, maps, and 175 color photographs. --From publisher's description.
ISBN 9781540960672 hardcover
1540960676 hardcover
OCLC # 1104062110

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