The Early Christian Community: A Narrative Analysis of Acts 2:41-47 and 4:32-35

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Douglas A. Hume offers a narrative ethical reading of the passages depicting the early Christian community in Acts (2:41-47 and 4:32-35). He begins with a methodological exploration of how contemporary scholars may examine the impact of biblical narratives upon reader's moral imaginations. Given the presence of friendship language in Acts, the work subsequently launches into an examination of this idiom in Greco-Roman philosophical and literary works by Aristotle, Plutarch, Diogenes Laertius, and Iamblichus. The author then ...

The Early Christian Community: A Narrative Analysis of Acts 2:41-47 and 4:32-35 2011, Mohr Siebeck, Tuebingen

ISBN-13: 9783161507298

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