Take 1 cup deSilva, 2 tablespoons Bates, a teaspoon of Gupta, a dash of Barclay and a pinch of Streett. Mix thoroughly in a ceramic bowl from the first century Greco-Roman world, and serve with a side of nerdish humor.
I mentioned in my talk that one proof of my nerdiness was that the handout I gave the class had one full page of bibliography.
Here are the resources I listed:
Honor,Patronage, Kinship, and Purity: Unlocking New Testament Culture by David A. deSilva.
Gospel Allegiance: What Faith in Jesus Misses forSalvation in Christ by Matthew Bates.
Paul and the Gift by John M. G. Barclay
Paul and thePower of Grace by John M. G. Barclay (shorter, less technical version of Paul and the Gift)
Caesar and the Sacrament: Baptism: A Rite of Resistance by R. Alan Streett
15 NewTestament Words of Life: A New Testament Theology for Real Life by Nijay K. Gupta
“Patronage andReciprocity: The Context of Grace in the New Testament” by David A. deSilva
Dr. David deSilva, Cultural World of the New Testament, Lecture 3, Patronage andReciprocity
Dr. David deSilva, Cultural World, Lecture 4,Hebrews--Patronage and Reciprocity
Interview with John M. G. Barclay, author of Paul and the Gift
Anotherinterview with Barclay, which came out just 1 week before I’m teaching this class (doesn’t God have great timing in putting things in our path?)