Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Families in the New Testament World (FRC) (Family, Religion, and Culture) [Paperback]

By Carolyn Osiek (Author) & David L. Balch (Joint Author)
Our Price $ 28.00  
Retail Value $ 40.00  
You Save $ 12.00  (30%)  
Item Number 153958  
Buy New $28.00
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Families in the New Testament World (FRC) (Family, Religion, and Culture) by Carolyn Osiek & David L. Balch...

In many places the New Testament reflects the Roman Empire's values of social stability, but at the same time, other passages make strong statements that seem to be against the family. What was the family like for the first Christians? How did they combine their family values and their new faith? When there were conflicts between family and faith, how did early Christians make choices between them? Osiek and Balch provide solid scholarship on these issues, informed by archaeological work and illustrated by figures and photographs.

Publishers Description

What was the family like for the first Christians? Informed by archaeological work and illustrated by figures, this work is a remarkable window into the past, one that both informs and illuminates our current condition.

The Family, Culture, and Religion series offers informed and responsible analyses of the state of the American family from a religious perspective and provides practical assistance for the family's revitalization.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   329
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 5.99" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   1.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1997
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
Edition  New  
Series  Family Religion And Culture  
ISBN  0664255469  
ISBN13  9780664255466  

Availability  0 units.

More About Carolyn Osiek & David L. Balch

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. She is a past president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

Carolyn Osiek currently resides in the state of Texas.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts > Bible > New Testament
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > New Testament > Study
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > New Testament
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Topical

Christian Product Categories
Books > Christian Living > Relationships > Family Concerns

Reviews - What do customers think about Families in the New Testament World (FRC) (Family, Religion, and Culture)?

Ken's review  Sep 25, 2007
Way too much information on Rome. I was looking for more information on the life in Palistine during the time of Christ. This book does go into some aspects of the life in Palistine, but it is heavely weighted with Roman life. Not bad as books during this period go, but not what I expected.
Early Christian Hearth and Home  May 26, 1999
This book, one of a number of excellent titles from the Religion, Culture, and Family Project of the University of Chicago Divinity School, takes the reader behind the frequent rhetoric concerning the biblical family to the reality of family life in early Christian communities. Setting the New Testament teachings on the family within the social and cultural context of the Greco-Roman world, it moves through an analysis of Greek and Roman household architecture to an analysis of family life. The open architecture of ancient Christian houses, unlike modern houses, had large entryways which invited anyone who passed by into their spacious and semi-public courtyards. Balch and Osiek's work shows how the architectural patterns of Greek and Roman homes formed and influenced relationships in early Christian house churches and how worship in these house churches influenced Christian families. For example, with respect to gender relations, it shows that early Christian women enjoyed wider ranges of freedom and leadership and that early Christian men learned to think of themselves as servants. This outstanding piece of scholarship shed new light on the early Christian household.

Write your own review about Families in the New Testament World (FRC) (Family, Religion, and Culture)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Families in the New Testament World (FRC) (Family, Religion, and Culture)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy