By Thomas R. Blanton
The alternate of presents is a primary a part of society and a foundational aspect in Greco-Roman religions. Combining theories of reward alternate, either smooth and Greco-Roman, Thomas Blanton finds how spiritual discourse—in the guise of “spiritual presents” believed to come back from Israel’s god—is instrumental within the formation of sociopolitical hierarchies and the project of honor and status. Blanton makes use of an interdisciplinary technique that comes with faith, classics, sociology, and anthropology to enquire the financial system of present alternate proven in Paul’s letters.
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