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Early Christianity in Pompeian Light: People, Texts, Situations

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Scholars of early Christianity are awakening to the potential of Pompeii's treasures for casting light on the settings and situations that were commonplace and conventional for the first urban Christians. The uncovered world of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., allows us to peer back in time, capturing a heightened sense of what life was like on the ground in the first century – the very time when the early Jesus-movement was beginning to find its feet. In light of the Vesuvian material remains, historians are beginning to ask fresh questions of early Christian texts and perceive new contours, nuances, and subtleties within the situations those texts address. The essays of this book explore different dimensions of Pompeii's potential to refine our lenses for interpreting the texts and situations of early Christianity. The contributors to this book (including Carolyn Osiek, David Balch, Peter Oakes, Bruce Longenecker, and others) demonstrate that it is an exciting time to explore the interface between the Vesuvian contexts and the early Jesus-movement.

Product Specifications

Author
Bruce W. Longenecker
Binding
Hardcover
Creator
  • Bruce W. Longenecker
  • Editor
EAN
9781451490107
EANList
  • 9781451490107
ISBN
1451490100
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Label
Fortress Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Fortress Press
NumberOfPages
272
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1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2016-11-01
Publisher
Fortress Press
Studio
Fortress Press
Title
Early Christianity in Pompeian Light: People, Texts, Situations
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