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Portraits of Paul : An Archaeology of Ancient Personality
Bruce J Malina and Jerome H Neyrey

0664256813 Retail Price: $29.95
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Format: Paperback, 271pp.
ISBN: 0664256813
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Pub. Date: August 1996

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How did ancient persons understand themselves, other people, and the world around them? Is there a marked contrast between their understandings of "self" and "other" and the way modern Westerners define those concepts? Bruce Malina and Jerome Neyrey focus on the figure of Paul to provide a comprehensive investigation of how one man was perceived in the ancient world. Drawing on primary sources from antiquity, as well as lessons from cultural anthropology, the authors help provide a fuller understanding of the person of Paul and his world. By doing so, they offer readers a new, and more balanced, way to approach the New Testament.

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Bruce J. Malina is professor in the Department of Theology at Crieghton University. He is author of The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology and Windows on the World of Jesus: Time Travel to Ancient Judea. Jerome H. Neyrey is professor of New testament Studies at Notre Dame. He is author of Paul, in Other Words: A Cultural Reading of His Letters.

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Introduction
1. The Problem of Ancient Personality
2. The Encomium: A Native Model of Personality
3. The Public Defense Speech: Describing Persons
4. Physiognomics and Personality: Looking at Paul in The Acts of Paul
5. Ancient Mediterranean Persons in Cultural Perspective
6. Paul: Apostle and Prophet
Appendix 1: Progymnasmata and Rhetorical Treatises
Appendix 2: Individualists and Collectivists: A Comparative Table
Bibliography
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Sources
Index of Authors
Index of Subjects


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