The Roman Empire and the New Testament Paperback

An Essential Guide

by Warren Carter;


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The Roman Empire and the New Testament

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An indispensable introduction to Roman society, culture, law, politics, religion, and daily life as they relate to the study of the New Testament.
The Roman Empire formed the central context in which the New Testament was written. Anyone who wishes to understand the New Testament texts must become familiar with the political, economic, societal, cultural, and religious aspects of Roman rule. Much of the New Testament deals with enabling its readers to negotiate, in an array of different manners, this pervasive imperial context. This book will help the reader see how social structures and daily practices in the Roman world illumine so much of the content of the New Testament message. For example, to grasp what Paul was saying about food offered to idols one must understand that temples in the Roman world were not “churches,” and that they functioned as political, economic, and gastronomic centers, whose religious dealings were embedded within these other functions.Brief in presentation yet broad in scope, The Roman Empire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide will introduce students to the information and ideas essential to coming to grips with the world in which early Christianity was born.

The Roman Empire and the New Testament by Warren Carter was published by Abingdon Press in August 2006 and is our 44572nd best seller. The ISBN for The Roman Empire and the New Testament is 9780687343942.

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Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherAbingdon Press (August 2006)
Weight247g
Number of Pages162
Thickness9 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780687343942
ISBN-100687343941
Product Code121972
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