By Bruce J. Malina

This paintings assembles and catalogs the values, conflicts, and mores of historical Mediterranean tradition pertinent to the Fourth Gospel. in lots of methods, the authors expose, the Fourth Gospel addresses an alienated antisociety, essentially at odds with its primary tradition. With its particular layout, charts, and pictures, this social-science remark is the perfect significant other for the examine of the Fourth Gospel.

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