Of widows and meals : communal meals in the book of Acts / Reta Halteman Finger.Material type: BookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2007Description: x, 326 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780802830531; 0802830536.Subject(s): Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Dinners and dining in the BibleDDC classification: 226.6/067 Online resources: Table of contents
|Item type||Current location||Collection||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Book: Standard||Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre||Main||BS2625.6.D56 F56 2007 (Browse shelf)||Available||19-225|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-310) and indexes.
Introduction -- Stating the question : a middle-class bias against communal sharing? -- Economic sharing in Acts? a history of (mis)interpretation -- Naming the meal : agape, Eucharist, bread-breaking -- Meals on wheels for the widows? common meals versus poor relief -- From the top down : socio-economic structures of an agrarian society -- Jerusalem : productive city on a hill -- How the non-elite survived : social relations and community values -- Copycats? Essene communal life as model -- Never eat alone! food and meals as cultural symbols -- "A glutton and a drunkard" : Jesus and table fellowship -- "Upstairs, downstairs" : widows and other women in dining room and kitchen -- The intentional community : an exegesis of Acts 2:41-47 -- The widows' complaint : an exegesis of Acts 5:42-6:1-6 -- Daily commensality : a necessity then, impractical today?