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Bibil Identifier bibil:212924
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The New Testament Teaching on Family Matters
Author Osiek, Carolyn
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 62, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2006
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2006
Year (Copyright) 2006
Year (Reference) 2006
Language English
Pages 819-843 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Another version of the essay was published in Horsley, Richard A (ed), A people’s history of Christianity, Volume 1: Christian origins, 201-220. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress.
Abstract The article shows that first-century urban Christian communities, such as those founded by Paul, brought in both whole families and individual women, slaves, and others. An example of an early Christian family can be seen in the autobiographical details of the Shepherd of Hermas, whether factual or not. The article aims to demonstrate that the New Testament teaching on family gives two very different pictures: the structured harmony of the patriarchal family as presented in the household codes of Colossians 3 and Ephesians 5, over against the warnings and challenges of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels to leave family in favor of discipleship. The developing devotion to martyrdom strengthened the appeal to denial.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Family
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Anthropology
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