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Jesus' family values /
Deirdre Good.
imprint
New York : Church Pub., 2006.
description
159 p.
ISBN
1596270276, 9781596270275
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imprint
New York : Church Pub., 2006.
isbn
1596270276
9781596270275
contents note
The Bible and family values -- The Holy family -- Matthew's new family -- Luke's respectable family -- Paul's urban households -- Conclusion: Jesus and family values.
catalogue key
6019419
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Deirdre Good is Professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary in New York City
Summaries
Main Description
Many people claim to know what Jesus would say or do in the kinds of ethical dilemmas we face today, but applying "traditional" Christian values out of context actually sells Jesus' teaching short. What are Christian family values, Deirdre Good asks, why are there so many interpretations of what Jesus actually taught and said, and which of these biblical values should guide our lives? She begins by setting this conversation in the context of the Greek, Roman, Jewish, and first-century sectarian world, and criticizes the attempts to use biblical texts literally in advocating for marriage and the family. Other chapters will take up the meaning of house and home, marriage and divorce, and biological ties vs. extended families and communities. Through careful attention to the words and stories of Matthew, Luke, Mark, John, and the letters of Paul, Good provides an ideal method for studying the Bible to find out what it actually says to our communities and households today.
Main Description
What are Christian family values, why are there so many interpretations of what Jesus actually taught and said, and which biblical values should guide our lives? Many people claim to know what Jesus would say or do in the kinds of ethical dilemmas we face today, but applying "traditional" Christian values out of context actually sells Jesus' teachings short.Through careful attention to the words and stories of Matthew, Luke, Mark, and John, and the letters of Paul, Deirdre Good provides an ideal method for learning what the Bible has to say to our communities and households today.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 9
The Bible and Family Valuesp. 11
Where Do Family Values Come From?p. 14
From Household to Homep. 21
Language about Families and Householdsp. 23
Houses in Ancient Rome and Palestinep. 29
Roman and Palestinian Householdsp. 32
Adoptionp. 35
The Holy Familyp. 38
Luke's "Extended Family"p. 44
John: The Family at the Crossp. 48
Mark: Leaving Home and Abandoning Familyp. 52
Jesus' Family: Outsiders and Insidersp. 57
Matthew's New Familyp. 63
Jesus' Brothers and Sistersp. 66
Eunuchs in the Familyp. 72
Insiders and Outsidersp. 79
Women in Matthew's Familyp. 83
Matthew's Community and Family Valuesp. 85
Luke's Respectable Familyp. 90
Birth Narrativep. 92
Jesus' Moral Growthp. 94
Luke's Urbane Householdsp. 100
Hospitality and Table Fellowshipp. 108
From Temple to Housep. 113
Paul's Urban Householdsp. 117
"I Do, I Do!"p. 118
Authentic Letters of Paulp. 121
Paul and Family Valuesp. 124
Christ's Death Overturns Hierarchyp. 125
Marriage and Related Matters in Corinthp. 128
Brothers and Sistersp. 132
Paul and Childrenp. 135
Social Order and Family Values after Paulp. 137
Harmony in Marriagep. 141
Jesus and Family Valuesp. 143
Easy Reference Chartp. 150
Selected Bibliographyp. 157
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