Item description for Galilee: History, Politics, People by Richard Horsley...
Overview In recent times, renewed quests for the historical Jesus, critical studies of rabbinic literature, and intensified archaeological explorations have led to a revived interest in Galilee. Questions about Jesus' teachings and activities require information regarding the social context of his ministry. Similarly, the rulings of the rabbis are no longer deemed satisfying when taken as abstract teachings apart form their context. And archaeologists have found new material evidence of urban and rural life in Galilee, Greek as well as Hebrew and aramaic language, and pagan as well as Jewish symbols in the decor of synagogues. All of this together has made possible a greater awareness of social structures in galilee and more in-depth analyses of the area. The outcome of his meticulous research, analysis, and reconstruction provides a more complete and precise sense of the historical Jesus And the Christian Gospel traditions.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.13" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1995
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 1563381338 ISBN13 9781563381331
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More About Richard Horsley
Richard A. Horlsey is Professor of Classics and Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is author of Galilee: History, Politics, People; Archaeology, History, and Society in Galilee: The Social Context of Jesus and the Rabbis; and editor of Paul and Empire: Religion and Power in Roman Imperial Society, all published by Trinity Press. James Tracy is Headmaster of Boston University Academy
Richard Horsley currently resides in Boston, in the state of Massachusetts.
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