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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press (April 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1602581460
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602581463
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,572,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book surprises the reader with discoveries that make its theme come alive with a renewed appreciation for how rhetorical subjects are embedded inextricably in the human experience. The writing is simple, clear, engaging, and often even exciting. Gary Selby helps us to grasp the power of rhetoric as a lived, experienced phenomenon. His work draws out King's use of Exodus in a manner that provides unsuspected depth of meaning and understanding.



—Michael Osborn, University of Memphis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication

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Argues against the equation of sinlessness with respectability and examines the Gospels' depiction of Jesus and the Apostles with regard to guilt.

More About the Author

Greg Carey is Professor of New Testament at Lancaster Theological Seminary and Scholar in Residence at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. Greg's most recent book is Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers. He is a contributing editor of Out in Scripture, an LGBTQ-friendly lectionary resource sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign. Greg is frequently invited to speak on ancient apocalyptic literature, sexual ethics, and the use of the Bible in moral reflection.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Pace on May 4, 2009
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Greg Carey's Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers was a very enlightening dipiction of the reaction of society during His day to Jesus' life, His ministry, and His treatment of all of the people whom He met along the way. This book makes Jesus and His followers much more real to me as I viewed them in Roman times. I teach Sunday School and a ladies Bible class, and I will certainly refer to this book in my future classes. This is a wonderful book for Bible teachers such as I. The Epilogue and the Conclusion are especially entertaining!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ray Luber on April 30, 2009
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Greg Carey's presentation is clear and straight forward. His writing style is precise. The book presents a unique view of early Christianity in that it seeks to reflect how early Christians saw themselves and how they were viewed by the "general pubic" in the first couple of centuries. His idea the Jesus interacted with and accepted "sinners" (he goes to great pains to describe what this label meant) without requesting repentance is interesting and challenging. This book is a worth while read for anyone (not just clergy) interested in the early days of Christianity.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By S. Parker on October 13, 2010
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I enjoyed this book greatly. It was an interesting read and helped me to better understand what it meant to be a sinner during the time of Jesus. This book also brought into perspective how Jesus and his disciples broke social norms.
This book arrived near the beginning of the shipping period, which was very nice. The only downside would be the price, but most books these days are getting to be more expensive.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Stardust on December 14, 2010
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This book arrived quickly and that was important since I had ordered it for a class.
I ordered one for myself and one for a friend. I have finished the book and
am working on the book review. It was a successful venture with Amazon.
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