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Learning Through Suffering

The Educational Value of Suffering in the New Testament and in Its Milieu

Charles H. Talbert (author)

ISBN: 9781481309776

Publication Date: May 2018

Format: Paperback

Also available as: Hardback  

From the various biblical explanations of suffering, this volume chooses to focus on one: suffering sometimes possesses an educational value. It explores the differing versions of this view in Paul, James, 1 Peter, Hebrews, and Luke-Acts, and sets these perspectives against the backdrop of similar explanations in Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures.
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From the various biblical explanations of suffering, this volume chooses to focus on one: suffering sometimes possesses an educational value. It explores the differing versions of this view in Paul, James, 1 Peter, Hebrews, and Luke-Acts, and sets these Christian perspectives against the backdrop of similar explanations in Jewish and Greco-Roman cultures.
Dimensions 216 x 140
Date Published 30 May 2018
Publisher Baylor University Press
Subject/s Religion: general   Biblical studies & exegesis  
  • Preface
  • 1. The Educational Value of Suffering in Mediterranean Antiquity
  • 2. The Educational Value of Suffering in James
  • 3.?áThe Educational Value of Suffering in 1 Peter
  • 4.?áThe Educational Value of Suffering in Hebrews
  • 5.?áThe Educational Value of Suffering in Luke-Acts
  • Conclusion
Charles H. Talbert (PhD, Vanderbilt University) is Distinguished Professor of Religion at Baylor University. A former editor of the Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series, he is the author or editor of more than two dozen books.

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