Details for The New Testament in its Historical Context
- Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
- Unit code: BIB254
- Credit points: 10
- Total workload hours per week: 10
- Number of timetabled hours per week: 3 *
The following courses are prerequisites:
The unit The New Testament in its Historical Context is part of the subject area Biblical Studies and is offered as a part of the following Awards: Bachelor of Contemporary Ministry (Alphacrucis College (NSW Dept. of Education)).
This course may be offered in the following formats
Lectures, small-group work, presentations
Contemporary Presentation (25%, 1250 words); Exegesis (50%, 2500 words); Exam (25%)
Anderson, R. Dean. Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Paul. Leuven: Peeters, 1999.
Ascough, Richard S. “The Thessalonian Christian Community as a Professional Voluntary Association.” Journal of Biblical Literature 119, no. 2 (2000): 311–328.
Banks, Robert J. Paul’s Idea of Community: The Early House Churches in Their Cultural Setting. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 1994.
Bowersock, Glen W. Greek sophists in the Roman Empire. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969.
Clarke, Andrew D. Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.
Cribiore, Raffaella. Gymnastics of the Mind: Greek Education in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.
deSilva, David A. Honor, Patronage, Kinship & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2000.
Ferguson, Everett. Backgrounds of Early Christianity. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003.
Fitzgerald, John T., Thomas H. Olbricht, and L. Michael White, eds. Early Christianity and Classical Culture: Comparative Studies in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe. Atlanta: SBL, 2005.
Garnsey, Peter, and Richard Saller. The Roman Empire: Economy, Society and Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987.
Gill, David W. J. “Acts and the Urban Elites.” In The Book of Acts in Its Graeco-Roman Setting, edited by David W. J. Gill and Conrad Gempf, 2:105–118. The Book of Acts in its First Century Setting. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.
Harrison, James R., ed. The First Christians in the Roman World: Augustan and New Testament Essays. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008.
Horsley, Richard A., ed. Paul and Politics: Ekklesia, Israel, Imperium, Interpretation. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press, 2000.
Judge, E. A. “The Social Pattern of the Christian Groups in the First Century.” In Social Distinctives of the Christians in the First Century: Pivotal Essays, edited by David M. Scholer, 1–56. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2008.
Kennedy, George A. A New History of Classical Rhetoric. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994.
König, Jason. Athletics And Literature In The Roman Empire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Malherbe, Abraham J. Social Aspects of Early Christianity. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1983.
Meeks, Wayne A. The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
Morgan, Teresa Jean. Literate Education in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Rawson, Beryl, ed. The Family in Ancient Rome: New Perspectives. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1987.
Sampley, J. Paul, ed. Paul in the Greco-Roman world: a handbook. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press, 2003.
Scholer, David M., ed. Social Distinctives of the Christians in the First Century: Pivotal Essays. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2008.
Smith, Morton. “Pauline Worship as Seen by Pagans.” The Harvard Theological Review 73, no. 1/2 (1980): 241–249.
Stambaugh, John, and David Balch. The Social World of the First Christians. London: SPCK, 1986.
Stowers, Stanley Kent. “Does Pauline Christianity Resemble a Hellenistic Philosophy?” In Redescribing Paul and the Corinthians, edited by Ron Cameron and Merrill P. Miller, 219–244. Atlanta: SBL, 2011.
Trebilco, Paul. “Why Did the Early Christians Call Themselves the Ekklesia?” New Testament Studies 57, no. 3 (2011): 440–460.
Winter, Bruce W.Seek the Welfare of the City: Christians as Benefactors and Citizens. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994.
Witherington, Ben. The Paul Quest: The Renewed Search for the Jew of Tarsus. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2001.