NT201 The Cultural World of the New Testament

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Join Dr. David deSilva as he describes important cultural concepts from the first century and shows how these concepts shed light on the New Testament. Learn why the author of 1 Peter spoke to the shame Christians were experiencing, and what cultural norms they had to fight against as they sought to follow Christ. Discover how grace and gratitude were viewed differently than they are today. Learn what purity meant for Jews, how patronage and reciprocity impacted everyday decisions, how families and households operated, and more. Dr. deSilva pulls from a variety of sources to explain these concepts and uses the books of Hebrews and 1 Peter to illustrate them. This course will give you a better understanding of the environment early Christians were in as they broke the rules of society for the sake of the gospel.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

4m

Honor and Shame

Introduction to Culture

Introduction to Culture

5m
Honor, Shame, and Social Control

Honor, Shame, and Social Control

7m
Honor and Shame in Complex Cultures

Honor and Shame in Complex Cultures

12m
Competing for Honor

Competing for Honor

6m

Honor and Shame: 1 Peter

The Experience of Shame

The Experience of Shame

10m
Consider the Source

Consider the Source

9m
Who’s on Trial Here?

Who’s on Trial Here?

8m
Reinterpreting Experiences of Shame (Part 1)

Reinterpreting Experiences of Shame (Part 1)

8m
Reinterpreting Experiences of Shame (Part 2)

Reinterpreting Experiences of Shame (Part 2)

5m
Defending Your Honor

Defending Your Honor

4m
Using a Historical Background Collection

Using a Historical Background Collection

6m
Honored in God’s Sight

Honored in God’s Sight

8m
The Social Matrix of Perseverance

The Social Matrix of Perseverance

5m
Embodying 1 Peter

Embodying 1 Peter

5m

Patronage and Reciprocity

Patrons, Clients, and Brokers

Patrons, Clients, and Brokers

11m
The Social Context of Grace

The Social Context of Grace

6m
Running a Louw-Nida Search on Charis

Running a Louw-Nida Search on Charis

7m
Graceful Giving

Graceful Giving

4m
Graceful Receiving and Expression of Gratitude

Graceful Receiving and Expression of Gratitude

8m
An Example from the Life of Jesus

An Example from the Life of Jesus

6m

Patronage and Reciprocity: Hebrews

God as Patron

God as Patron

4m
Jesus as Patron and Mediator

Jesus as Patron and Mediator

5m
The Letter to the Hebrews and Its Audience

The Letter to the Hebrews and Its Audience

9m
Summons to Grateful Response

Summons to Grateful Response

10m
Warnings against Ingratitude (Part 1)

Warnings against Ingratitude (Part 1)

7m
Warnings against Ingratitude (Part 2)

Warnings against Ingratitude (Part 2)

10m
Cultural Awareness and Solving Theological Problems

Cultural Awareness and Solving Theological Problems

9m

Family and Household

Establishing Kinship

Establishing Kinship

7m
Kinship Ethics

Kinship Ethics

7m
The Household of the Classical World

The Household of the Classical World

8m
Women in the Household

Women in the Household

5m
Studying Sirach on the Silent Wife

Studying Sirach on the Silent Wife

6m
Children

Children

5m
Analyzing Parentage and Honor (John 8:31–41)

Analyzing Parentage and Honor (John 8:31–41)

7m
Slaves

Slaves

4m
Reconfiguring Kinship

Reconfiguring Kinship

3m
Searching for the Cultural Concept of Kinship

Searching for the Cultural Concept of Kinship

6m

Family and Household: 1 Peter

New Birth into a New Family

New Birth into a New Family

4m
Ethical Implications of the New Birth

Ethical Implications of the New Birth

6m
Advice for Christians in Natural Households: Wives

Advice for Christians in Natural Households: Wives

7m
Advice for Christians in Natural Households: Husbands

Advice for Christians in Natural Households: Husbands

5m
Advice for Christians in Natural Households: Slaves

Advice for Christians in Natural Households: Slaves

6m

Purity and Pollution

Basic Concepts

Basic Concepts

10m
Clean, Unclean, Common, and Holy

Clean, Unclean, Common, and Holy

6m
Early Judaism’s Purity Maps (Part 1)

Early Judaism’s Purity Maps (Part 1)

8m
Investigating Herods’s Temple

Investigating Herods’s Temple

6m
Early Judaism’s Purity Maps (Part 2)

Early Judaism’s Purity Maps (Part 2)

8m
What Makes Purity Codes Meaningful?

What Makes Purity Codes Meaningful?

8m
Levels of Concern for Purity

Levels of Concern for Purity

4m

Purity and Pollution: Hebrews

Purity Regulations in a Pauline Church

Purity Regulations in a Pauline Church

8m
Purity and New Group Boundaries

Purity and New Group Boundaries

4m
Rewriting Maps of Sacred Space and Personnel

Rewriting Maps of Sacred Space and Personnel

7m
Jesus’ Death as Consecration

Jesus’ Death as Consecration

7m
Reexamining Purity Lines Today

Reexamining Purity Lines Today

3m
Building a Sermon on Defilement (Mark 7:20–23)

Building a Sermon on Defilement (Mark 7:20–23)

6m

Conclusion

Authentic Hearing, Authentic Following

Authentic Hearing, Authentic Following

3m