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- DescriptionIn ancient Greece and Rome, Charis was a system in which one person gave something of value to ather, and the receiver gave service, thanks, and lesser value back to the giver. It was the word used to describe familial gifts, gifts between friends, gifts between kings and servants, and gifts to and from the gods. In Rome, these reciprocal transactions became the patron-client system. Orderly gift exchange is a key building block in the development of societies.
Charis (grace) is the word New Testament authors, especially Paul, sometimes used to explain Christ's gift to people. But what is the nature of the gift? Since the fifth century, a number of Christian scholars have taught that grace is something bestowed by God freely, with little or thing required in return. This book sets out to show that free grace is t what Paul and others intended.
The practice in the ancient world of people granting and receiving favors and gifts came with clear obligations. Charis served New Testa
- Author(s)Brent Schmidt
- PublisherByu Studies
- Date of Publication18/11/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChristian History & Denominations
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintByu Studies
- Weight363 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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