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- DescriptionThis volume seeks to demonstrate, for the first time, that many Jewish and Christian texts in the ancient world were written as a direct response to an earlier situation of crisis that affected the author, or the intended reader. Presented here are texts from both traditions that were written over many centuries in order to establish that such crisis management literature was widespread in the religious and theological literature of ancient times. These chosen works reveal that all manner of crises could contribute to the production or the nature of these texts; including persecution, political factors, religious or theological differences, social circumstances; as well as internal or external threats. By understanding this crucial element in the composition of these texts we are better able to understand the complexity of social, political and religious forces that gave rise to many ancient theological texts, and to appreciate the strategies which the authors used to manage these crises.
- Author BiographyDavid C. Sim is Associate Professor in Theology at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia. Professor Pauline Allen is Research Associate at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
- Author(s)T.H. Wright
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication16/01/2014
- SubjectChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Series TitleThe Library of New Testament Studies
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintT.& T.Clark Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight320 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine11 mm
- Edited byDavid C. Sim,Pauline Allen
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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