Divine Accounting: Theo-economics In Early Christianity

June 8, 2021|
Divine Accounting: Theo-economics In Early Christianity by Jennifer A Quigley
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A nuanced narrative about the intersections of religious and economic life in early Christianity

The divine was an active participant in the economic spheres of the ancient Mediterranean world. Evidence demonstrates that gods and goddesses were represented as owning goods, holding accounts, and producing wealth through the mediation of religious and civic officials. This book argues that early Christ-followers also used financial language to articulate and imagine their relationship to the divine. Theo-economics—intertwined theological and economic logics in which divine and human beings regularly transact with one another—permeate the letters of Paul and other texts connected with Pauline communities. Unlike other studies, which treat the ancient economy and religion separately, Divine Accounting takes seriously the overlapping of themes such as poverty, labor, social status, suffering, cosmology, and eschatology in material evidence from the ancient Mediterranean and early Christian texts.
Jennifer A. Quigley is assistant professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Drew University Theological School.
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Title:Divine Accounting: Theo-economics In Early Christianity
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:192 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.69 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.69 in
Published:June 8, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300253160

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