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Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue [Paperback]

By David L. Balch (Editor) & Carolyn Osiek (Editor)
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Typical studies of marriage and family in the early Christian period focus on very limited evidence found in Scripture. this interdisciplinary book offers a broader, richer picture of the first Christian families by drawing together research by experts ranging from archaeologists to ancient historians. By exploring the nature of households in the ancient Grego-Roman world, the contributors assemble a new understanding of ancient Christian families that is both compelling and instructive. Divided into six parts, the book covers key aspects of ancient family life, from meals and child-rearing to women's roles and the lives of slaves. Three concluding chapters explore the implications of all this information for theological education today.

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Typical studies of marriage and family in the early Christian period focus on very limited evidence found in Scripture. This interdisciplinary book offers a broader, richer picture of the first Christian families by drawing together research by experts ranging from archaeologists to ancient historians.By exploring the nature of households in the ancient Greco-Roman world, the contributors assemble a new understanding of ancient Christian families that is both compelling and instructive. Divided into six parts, the book covers key aspects of ancient family life, from meals and child-rearing to women's roles and the lives of slaves. Three concluding chapters explore the implications of all this information for theological education today.Contributors: David L. BalchSuzanne DixonJ. Albert HarrillRoss S. KraemerChristian LaesPeter LampeAmy-Jill LevineMargaret Y. MacDonaldDale MartinEric M. MeyersMargaret M. MitchellCarolyn OsiekBeryl RawsonRichard SallerTimothy F. SedgwickMonika TrumperAndrew Wallace-Hadrill

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Early Christian Families in Context: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue by David L. Balch & Carolyn Osiek has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Reference and Research Bk News - 02/01/2004 page 16


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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   416
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.23" Width: 6.28" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   1.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2003
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  080283986X  
ISBN13  9780802839862  


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More About David L. Balch & Carolyn Osiek


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! David L. Balch is Professor of New Testament at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, California. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including "Families in the New Testament World: Households and House Churches"; "Early Christian Families in Context"; and "Homosexuality, Science, and the "Plain Sense" of Scripture".

David L. Balch currently resides in FT Worth, in the state of Texas.

David L. Balch has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Family, Religion, and Culture
  2. Library of Early Christianity
  3. Religion, Marriage, and Family


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1Books > Subjects > History > Ancient > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Ancient
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > Marriage & Family
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History
8Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > History
9Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Religion


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A good read with some dissapointments  Jan 22, 2007
Early Christian Families in Context is a very thorough academic exploration of family, gender and sexual issues in mostly the Greek-Roman world with some reference to Old Testament Israel. While some space is allotted to New Testament sources, this book falls short in not delivering the promise in the title by focusing more on the context (which is great) than on bringing new insight to the phenomenon of Christian Families within the particular context (which is not so great).
 

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