Early Christianity In Pompeiian Light: People, Texts, Situations

November 1, 2016|
Early Christianity In Pompeiian Light: People, Texts, Situations by Bruce Longenecker
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Scholars of early Christianity are awakening to the potential of Pompeiis 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 Pompeiis 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.

Bruce W. Longenecker is professor of Religion and W. W. Melton Chair of Religion at Baylor University; he formerly taught at St. Andrews, Cambridge, and Durham Universities. He is the author of numerous publications, including The Crosses of Pompeii: Jesus-Devotion in a Vesuvian Town (2016), The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life...
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Title:Early Christianity In Pompeiian Light: People, Texts, Situations
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 0.79 in
Published:November 1, 2016
Publisher:1517 Media (Augsburg Fortress)
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781451490107

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