Item description for Social-Science Commentary On The Book Of Acts by Bruce J. Malina & John J. Pilch...
Overview Includes a new translation of the Book of Acts and cultural notes on specific passages
Publishers Description Like earlier volumes in the Social Science Commentary series, this volume situates Acts squarely in the cultural matrix of the first century Mediterranean world, elaborating its codes of patron and client, mediatorship, honor and shame, healing and sickening, wizardry and witchcraft accusations, and the understanding of the Spirit of God as well as deities and demons as personal causes of significant events. Part 1: Jesus First Command to the Twelve Their Activities Among Israelite Majority Populations (Acts 1:4-12:25) Part 2: Jesus Second Command to Saul/Paul His Activities Among Israelite Minority Populations (Acts 12:25-25:31)
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More About Bruce J. Malina & John J. Pilch
Bruce J. Malina is professor of biblical studies at Creighton University. Internationally known for his work in New Testament social science criticism, he is the author of numerous books, including "New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology" and "Windows on the World of Jesus: Time Travel to Ancient Judea."
Bruce J. Malina currently resides in Omaha, in the state of Nebraska.
Bruce J. Malina has published or released items in the following series...
Matrix: The Bible in Mediterranean Context
Paul's Social Network: Brothers & Sisters in Faith