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By Vernon K. Robbins

This learn establishes an idea of tradition after which combines it with Geertz' anthropological proposal of thick description. to that end, the relation of texts to society and tradition is mentioned. during this demeanour, a number of tools of interpretation are utilized in an equipped and programmatic method, permitting the reader insights into the advance of early Christianity. during this research, Vernon Robbins expounds and develops his process of socio-rhetorical feedback, bringing jointly social-scientific and literary-critical methods to discover early Christanity. This publication investigates Christianity as a cultural phenomenon, and treats its canonical texts as ideological constructs.

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