|Author||: Bruce W. Winter|
|Publisher||: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 264|
|Rating||: 4/5 (14 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: In this book, Bruce W. Winter maps out the role and obligations of Christians as benefactors and citizens in their society. Winter's scholarly insight is enhanced through the selective use of important ancient literary and nonliterary sources. Contrary to the popular perception that early Christians withdrew from society and sought to maintain a low profile, this outstanding study explores the complexities of the positive commitments made by Christians in Gentile regions of the Roman empire.