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The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective

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A lot of mystery surrounds the book of Hebrews, especially regarding its authorship, date, and audience. But by asking the right ... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

A lot of mystery surrounds the book of Hebrews, especially regarding its authorship, date, and audience. But by asking the right kind of questions, one can move beyond the impasses typical of historical investigation. In this volume, David deSilva explores Hebrews through a social-scientific lens, asking one of the most important questions when interpreting letters and sermons: What was going on in the community to occasion such a response? DeSilva looks for clues concerning the anonymous author, his education level, the influence of the Greek environment, and his perception of his own authority. In addition, by forming a social profile of the audience that includes location, ethnicity, and class status, deSilva brings to light the author's aims of helping protect Christian converts from persecution and social shame. This book not only helps the sermon to the Hebrews take on flesh and blood for contemporary readers; it also expands the readers' tools for asking fresh questions and exploring new dimensions in biblical texts.



Autorentext

David A. deSilva is Trustees' Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio, and an ordained elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is the author of twenty books, including Global Readings: A Sri Lankan Commentary on Paul's Letter to the Galatians (Cascade 2011); Seeing Things John's Way: The Rhetoric of the Book of Revelation (2009); An Introduction to the New Testament: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation (2004); Introducing the Apocrypha (2002); and Perseverance in Gratitude: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews (2000).

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Titel: The Letter to the Hebrews in Social-Scientific Perspective
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EAN: 9781621893660
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 204
Veröffentlichung: 20.06.2012
Dateigrösse: 2.7 MB
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