Misreading scripture with individualist eyes : patronage, honor, and shame in the biblical world / E. Randolph Richards and Richard James. [print]

By: Richards, E. Randolph [author]Contributor(s): James, Richard (Crosscultural trainer) [author]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Downers Grove, IL : IVP Academic, (c)2020Description: 1 online resource (xii, 291 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780830843794; 0830843795Subject(s): Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible -- Social scientific criticism | Civilization, Ancient | Mediterranean Region -- Civilization | Mediterranean Region -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books. LOC classification: BS511.3.J28.M577 2020Online resources: EBSCOhost | OverDrive | ProQuest Ebook Central | VLeBooks | Excerpts | Image COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
Contents:
Kinship : being in a family ; Kinship : staying in a family ; Patronage : gifts had strings attached ; Patronage : the system and the players ; Patronage : grace, faith, and the language of patronage ; Brokerage in the biblical world : I get by with a little lot of help from my friends ; Having honor : everybody has some ; Gaining honor : everybody wants more ; Honor contests ; Having shame : it is good for everyone ; Shaming : done right (and wrong) ; Having boundaries : us and them ; Guarding boundaries : keeping us us ; Redeeming kinship and boundaries : who is our family? Redeeming patronage and brokerage ; Conclusion: Biblical collectivism in my individualist world.
Summary: "The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret--or miss--important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better"--
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Kinship : being in a family ; Kinship : staying in a family ; Patronage : gifts had strings attached ; Patronage : the system and the players ; Patronage : grace, faith, and the language of patronage ; Brokerage in the biblical world : I get by with a little lot of help from my friends ; Having honor : everybody has some ; Gaining honor : everybody wants more ; Honor contests ; Having shame : it is good for everyone ; Shaming : done right (and wrong) ; Having boundaries : us and them ; Guarding boundaries : keeping us us ; Redeeming kinship and boundaries : who is our family? Redeeming patronage and brokerage ; Conclusion: Biblical collectivism in my individualist world.

"The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret--or miss--important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better"--

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