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Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul
Malina, Bruce J. and John J. Pilch

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006 pp. x + 419. $27.00



Description: This latest addition to the Fortress Social-Science Commentaries on New Testament writings illuminates the values, perceptions, and social codes of the Mediterranean culture that shaped Paul and his interactions —both harmonious and conflicted — with others. Malina and Pilch add new dimensions to our understanding of the apostle as a social change agent, his coworkers as innovators, and his gospel as an assertion of the honor of the God of Israel.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology

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Review by Valérie Nicolet Anderson
Published 5/26/2007
Citation: Valérie Nicolet Anderson, review of Bruce J. Malina And John J. Pilch, Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


Review by Eduard Verhoef
Published 11/17/2007
Citation: Eduard Verhoef, review of Bruce J. Malina and John J. Pilch, Social-Science Commentary on the Letters of Paul, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


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