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Description - Cultural World of Jesus by John J. Pilch

This volume highlights aspects of the 1st century, Eastern-Mediterranean cultural world in which Jesus lived, and suggests a cross-cultural comparison with contemporary Western culture. With this information, readers can make more fitting applications of the scripture to modern life situations. Used as an aide in preaching, lectionary-based catechesis or scripture study, or for the interest and knowledge it brings, the book should add form and substance to the understanding of "the Word that dwelt among us." It has reflections on the Gospel reading of the Roman Lectionary for each Sunday of the volume's year. John Pilch is the author of the "Colleville Bible Commentary" and the leaflet "Selecting a Bible Translation".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814622872
ISBN-10: 0814622879
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 137mm x mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Liturgical Press
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John J. Pilch

John J. Pilch, PhD, is professor of theology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He is author of numerous articles and books, including ,Visions and Healing in Acts of the Apostles: How the Early Believers Experienced God(Liturgical Press, 2004). He is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and the International Society for Shamanistic Research, among other professional organizations.

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