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To Set at Liberty: Essays on Early Christianity and its Social World in Honor of John H. Elliott
Black, Stephen K., editor

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2014 pp. xii + 399. $120.00

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Social World of Biblical Antiquity, 2/11

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Description: John H. (Jack) Elliott, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco, is one of the founding fathers of social-scientific criticism and its application to biblical interpretation as well as to the interpretation of other ancient literature. In this tribute twenty-one well-known practitioners of social-science criticism build on and advance various aspects of Elliottís work and methodology. Contributors include Norman Gottwald, David Aune, Alicia Batten, Stephen Black, Zeba Crook, Richard DeMaris, Jonathan Draper, Dennis Duling, Philip Esler, David Horrell, Ralph Klein, Stuart Love, James Mackey, Bruce Malina, Halvor Moxnes, John Pilch, Richard Rohrbaugh, Herman Waetjen, Robert Wilken, and Ritva Williams.

Subjects: Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Other Methods

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Review by Carolyn Osiek
Published 9/1/2016
Citation: Carolyn Osiek, review of Stephen K. Black, ed., To Set at Liberty: Essays on Early Christianity and its Social World in Honor of John H. Elliott, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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