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Offering of the Gentiles : Paul's Collection for Jerusalem in Its Chronological, Cultural, and Cultic

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The monetary fund that the apostle Paul organized among his Gentile congregations for the Jewish-Christian community in Jerusalem was clearly an important endeavor to Paul; discussion of it occupies several prominent passages in his letters. In this book David Downs carefully investigates that offering from historical, sociocultural, and theological standpoints.
 
Downs first pieces together a chronological account of Paul’s fund-raising efforts on behalf of the Jerusalem church, based primarily on information from the Pauline epistles. He then examines the sociocultural context of the collection, including gift-giving practices in the ancient Mediterranean world relating to benefaction and care for the poor. Finally, Downs explores how Paul framed this contribution rhetorically as a religious offering consecrated to God.
Number of Pages: 204
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
Author: David J. Downs
Language: English
Street Date: May 7, 2016
TCIN: 50613889
UPC: 9780802873132
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-0936

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