Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Parallels between the honor/shame culture of the New Testament world and our present age

I have heard several times over the past few years that the times we live in are like the times of the early church. Something I read today confirmed that once again for me.

I recently started reading David A. deSilva’s Honor, Patronage, Kinship, & Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture. I have seen it referenced in blogs and in other books on the cultural background of the Bible, and decided it was time to read it myself.