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The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels

The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels

Bruce J. Malina (Editor), Wolfgang Stegemann (Editor), Gerd Theissen (Editor)


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The context of Jesus, his followers, and the early movement

What do the social sciences have to contribute to the study of Jesus and the Gospels? This is the fundamental question that these essays all address — from analyses of ancient economics to altered states of consciousness, politics, ritual, kinship, and labeling.

Contributors: Bruce J. Malina, Wolfgang Stegemann, Richard L. Rohrbaugh, Ekkehard W. Stegemann, Gerd Theissen, T. Raymond Hobbs, Dennis C. Duling, K.C. Hanson, Philip F. Esler, S. Scott Bartchy, John J. Pilch, Christian Strecker, Richard DeMaris, Stuart L. Love, Jerome H. Neyrey, Douglas E. Oakman, Gary Stansell, Santiago Oporto Guijarro
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800634520
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 424
  • Publication Date October 1, 2002

Table of Contents

1. Social-Science Methods in Historical Jesus Research
Bruce J. Malina

2. The Contextual Ethos of Jesus
Wolfgang Stegemann

3. Ethnocentrism and Research on the Historical Jesus
Richard L. Rohrbaugh

4. Jesus' Setting within the Judaism of His Time
Ekkehard W. Stegemann

5. Feminist Research on Jesus
Elisabeth Schüsler Fiorenza

6. The Political Dimensions of Jesus' Proclamation
Gerd Theissen

7. Jesus and First-Century Politics: The Military Dimension
T. Raymond Hobbs

8. The Jesus Movement and Its Network
Dennis C. Duling

9. Jesus and the Social Bandits
K. C. Hanson

10. Jesus and the Reduction of Intergroup Conflict
Philip F. Esler

11. Jesus and Honor Reversal at Table
S. Scott Bartchy

12. Jesus and Altered States of Consciousness
John J. Pilch

13. Jesus the Exorcist
Christian Strecker

14. The Baptism of Jesus: A Ritual Analysis
Richard DeMaris

15. Jesus and the Healing of Women
Stuart L. Love

16. Jesus Against the Family
Jerome H. Neyrey

17. The Love of Money or the Curse of Mammon?
Douglas E. Oakman

18. Gift, Tribute, and Offering: The Economics of Presents
Gary Stansell

19. Jesus' Reaction to Hostile Labels
Santiago Oporto Guijarro