Item description for Paul's Gift from Philippi: Conventions of Gift Exchange and Christian Giving (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) by G. W. Peterman, Gerald W. Peterman & Peterman G. W....
Overview This book is a study of Paul's response to the financial help he received from the church in Philippi while he was a prisoner in Rome. It examines Philippians 4.10-20 in the light of Greek and Roman practices and language regarding the exchange of gifts and favors in society. Dr. Peterman concludes that "gift exchange" or "social reciprocity" permeated every level of society in Paul's day, and that Paul's seemingly ungracious response was an attempt to create a new, Christian attitude to gifts and to giving.
Publishers Description This volume is a study of Paul's response to the financial help he received from the church in Philippi whilst he was a prisoner in Rome. Philippians 4.10-20 has always puzzled commentators because of its seemingly strained and tortured mode of thanks. Word studies, psychological studies and literary studies have all failed to provide insight into the text, which is unique in the Pauline corpus. Using contemporary sources the author re-examines the passage in the light of Greek and Roman practices and language regarding the exchange of gifts and favours in society. The text concludes that gift exchange or social reciprocity, with its expectations and obligations, permeated every level of society in Paul's day, and that Paul's seemingly ungracious response was an attempt to create a new, Christian attitude to gifts and to giving.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.75" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Apr 8, 2004
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Society For New Testament Studie
Series Number 92
ISBN 0521572207 ISBN13 9780521572200
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More About G. W. Peterman, Gerald W. Peterman & Peterman G. W.
G. W. Peterman has an academic affiliation as follows - Osceola Evangelical Free Church, Iowa.
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