Paul as Benefactor
Reciprocity, Strategy & Theological
Reflection in Paul's Collection

By Stephan Joubert
November 2000
J.C.B. Mohr
ISBN: 3-16-147346-9
248 Pages
$97.50 Paper Original


Reciprocity was at the heart of all forms of benevolence in the ancient Greco-Roman world. The bestowal of gifts usually initiated long-term relationships that involved mutual obligations and clear status differentials between the parties concerned. The leadership of the Jerusalem church requests at the so-called Jerusalem meeting "not to forget the poor" (Gal. 2:10), was interpreted by Paul in terms of these principles...

Theology
Series: WissUNT zum Neuen Testament, Series 2, No. 124

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