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Reconceptualising Conversion: Patronage, Loyalty, and Conversion in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
Combining classical, epigraphical, and biblical sources with social-scientific methodology, this monograph questions the way in which modern scholarship has tended to discuss ancient conversion. TheExpand
Honor, Shame, and Social Status Revisited
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.) He does not make gods who sculpts sacred faces into gold or marble; he makes gods who asks of them. The humblest could hiss you at the games or piss on yourExpand
The Synoptic Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven: a Test-Case for the Two-Document, Two-Gospel, and Farrer-Goulder Hypotheses
It is not uncommon to read studies that either state explicitly or work under the assumption that the synoptic problem has been solved. Using the parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven as aExpand
Book Review: Oral Tradition and the New Testament: A Guide for the Perplexed
228 “protests” Matthew’s violent eschatology. Neville argues, however, that even internally to these documents, there are elements that subvert or destabilize that scenario, so that as a whole theyExpand
BTB Readers Guide: Loyalty
This article looks at the nature of ancient loyalty, stressing its external (relationship) as opposed to its internal (emotional) features, and confirms this through an analysis of loyalty withinExpand
Reflections on Culture and Social-Scientific Models
In an article published recently in this journal, Alan Kirk offered fresh insights into a long-standing problem by using an anthropological model of reciprocity.1 Kirk dissolved the tension betweenExpand