The Resource The origins of Christian morality : the first two centuries, Wayne A. Meeks

The origins of Christian morality : the first two centuries, Wayne A. Meeks

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The origins of Christian morality : the first two centuries
Title
The origins of Christian morality
Title remainder
the first two centuries
Statement of responsibility
Wayne A. Meeks
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Language
eng
Summary
This book describes the formative years-from the crucifixion of Jesus to the end of the second century of the common era-when Christian beliefs and practices shaped their unique moral order. Wayne A. Meeks examines the surviving documents from Christianity's beginnings (some of which became the New Testament) and shows that they are largely concerned with the way converts to the movement should behave. Meeks finds that for these Christians, the formation of morals means the formation of community; the documents are addressed not to individuals but to groups, and they have among their primary aims the maintenance and growth of these groups. Meeks paints a picture of the process of socialization that produced the early forms of Christian morality, discussing many factors that made the Christians feel that they were a single and "chosen" people. He describes, for example, the impact of conversion; the rapid spread of Christian household cult-associations in the cities of the Roman Empire; the language of Christian moral discourse as revealed in letters, testaments, and "moral stories"; the rituals, meetings, and institutionalization of charity; the Christians' feelings about celibacy, sex, and gender roles; and their sense of the end-time and final judgment. In each of these areas Meeks seeks to determine what is distinctive about the Christian viewpoint and what is similar to the moral components of Greco-Roman or Jewish thought.--From publisher's description
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Meeks, Wayne A
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1212
LC item number
.M43 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Christian ethics
  • Ethics in the Bible
  • Sociology, Biblical
  • Morale chrétienne
  • Morale dans la Bible
  • RELIGION
  • Christian ethics
  • Ethics in the Bible
  • Sociology, Biblical
  • Christelijke ethiek
  • Vroege kerk
  • Christliche Ethik
  • Entwicklung
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The origins of Christian morality : the first two centuries, Wayne A. Meeks
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260) and indexes
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morals and community -- Turning : moral consequences of conversion -- City, household, people of God -- Loving and hating the world -- The language of obligation -- The grammar of Christian practice -- Knowing evil -- The body as sign and problem -- A life worthy of God -- Senses of an ending -- The moral story -- History, pluralism, and Christian morality
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160901
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt3005hf
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792601
  • (OCoLC)ocn861792601
Label
The origins of Christian morality : the first two centuries, Wayne A. Meeks
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-260) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Morals and community -- Turning : moral consequences of conversion -- City, household, people of God -- Loving and hating the world -- The language of obligation -- The grammar of Christian practice -- Knowing evil -- The body as sign and problem -- A life worthy of God -- Senses of an ending -- The moral story -- History, pluralism, and Christian morality
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 275 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300160901
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt3005hf
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861792601
  • (OCoLC)ocn861792601

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