Text, Image, and Christians in the Graeco-Roman World: A Festschrift in Honor of David Lee Balch

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Aliou Cisse Niang, Carolyn Osiek
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Nov 3, 2011 - Religion - 438 pages
Twenty-four scholars join their efforts to congratulate David Lee Balch for a long career of dedication to scholarship and teaching. Topics range from the life of early Christian house churches to the kinds of challenges that early Christians needed to negotiate in their artistic and literary worlds as they established their own identity.

Contributors
Edward Adams
Frederick E Brenk
Warren Carter
John R. Clarke
Everett Ferguson
John T. Fitzgerald
Richard A. Freund
Ronald F. Hock
Robin M. Jensen
Davina C. Lopez
Margaret Y. MacDonald
Abraham J. Malherbe
Aliou Cisse Niang
Peter Oakes
Todd Penner
Leo G. Perdue
Turid Karlsen Seim
Dennis E. Smith
Yancy W. Smith
Stephen V. Sprinkle
Hal Taussig
Oliver Larry Yarbrough
 

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Contents

The House Church as Social Environment
3
Placing the Corinthian Common Meal
22
Reading 1 Corinthians 7 through the Eyes of Families
38
Converting Household
53
Overseers as Household Managers in the Pastoral Epistles
72
The Triumph of the Private
89
Egnatius the Breathalyzer Kiss and an Early Instance
119
From Archaeology to Commentary Writing via House
132
The Murder of Lesbians and
199
A Christian in the Temple of Isis
218
On Reading the Alexamenos
239
Constructing the Spaces of Epiphany in Ancient Greek
257
Complicating
280
Nudity in Early Christian ArtRobin M Jensen
296
Divine
320
Death Resurrection
342

Scholarly IdentityConstruction
145
1 under
160
Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion in the Wisdom
183
GrecoRoman Jewish Art
354
Index ofAncient Sources
379
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Aliou Cisse Niang is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary, New York. He is the author of Faith and Freedom in Galatia and Senegal. Carolyn Osiek is Charles Fischer Catholic Professor of New Testament Emerita at Brite Divinity School of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. She is now an archivist in St. Louis. She is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous works, including A Woman's Place: Houses Churches in Earliest Christianity (with Margaret Y. MacDonald and Janet H. Tulloch).

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