One in Christ Jesus: Essays on Early Christianity and "All That Jazz," in Honor of S. Scott Bartchy

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David Lertis Matson, K.C. Richardson
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Nov 11, 2014 - Religion - 308 pages
This Festschrift dedicated to S. Scott Bartchy comes on the occasion of his retirement from the Department of History at the University of California at Los Angeles. This volume contains seventeen essays contributed by Professor Bartchy's esteemed colleagues, associates, friends, and former graduate students.

Beginning with his groundbreaking work on Greco-Roman slavery, Bartchy's teaching and research have been marked both by his use of social-scientific methods for studying the New Testament and by an interest in the social history of early Christianity, including the role of women in the early Christian assemblies, the Christian critique of traditional views of male honor, and the practice of table fellowship and its implications for Christian social relations.

To honor Bartchy's legacy, the editors thought it appropriate to organize this collection according to the relational categories suggested by Galatians 3:28. Each essay pertains, therefore, to the social dynamics between Jews and Gentiles, slaves and freeborn, or males and females in the early church and beyond. The volume's subtitle reflects Scott's many accomplishments as a jazz musician and sounds a note of unity in diversity that characterizes the diverse perspectives and themes found in the essays of this volume.

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There Is No Longer
Hierarchisierung und Relativierung multipler Identitšten
Jew or Greek
Should Ἰουδαῖος Be Translated Judean? The Challenge
The AbUse of the Motif
The View from Torah and ShoahZev Garber
Footwashing as Paradigmatic Status Reversal
A Multidimensional Contextualization
Slavery and Sexual Ethics
28 and the African StoryJ Ayodeji Adewuya
Hard Saying or Stumbling Block?
28 An Aspect of Eschatological Asceticism in Paul
How to Bash Gays with the Bible
You Are One in Christ Jesus
On the Reception of 1 Clement in Corinth

Ἀδιάφορα of Slavery and Freedom Rollin A Ramsaran

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David Lertis Matson is Professor of Biblical Studies at Hope International University in Fullerton, California. He is the author of Household Conversion Narratives in Acts: Pattern and Interpretation (1996). K. C. Richardson is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Hope International University in Fullerton, California.

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