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Malina, Bruce J.

Overview
Works: 57 works in 280 publications in 8 languages and 11,265 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Observations 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Other
Classifications: BS2545.S55, 225.95
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce J Malina
The New Testament world : insights from cultural anthropology by Bruce J Malina( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social science commentary on the Synoptic Gospels by Bruce J Malina( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian origins and cultural anthropology : practical models for Biblical interpretation by Bruce J Malina( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social-science commentary on the Gospel of John by Bruce J Malina( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social world of Jesus and the Gospels by Bruce J Malina( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Social World of Jesus and the Gospels provides the reader with a set of possible scenarios for reading the New Testament: How did first-century persons think about themselves and others? Did they think Jesus was charismatic?
Portraits of Paul : an archaeology of ancient personality by Bruce J Malina( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did ancient persons understand themselves, other people, and the world around them? Is there a marked contrast between their understandings of "self" and "other" and the way modern Westerners define those concepts? Bruce Malina and Jerome Neyrey focus on the figure of Paul to provide a comprehensive investigation of how one man was perceived in the ancient world. Drawing on primary sources from antiquity, as well as lessons from cultural anthropology, the authors help provide a fuller understanding of the person of Paul and his world. By doing so, they offer readers a new, and more balanced, way to approach the New Testament
The social gospel of Jesus : the kingdom of God in Mediterranean perspective by Bruce J Malina( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars are agreed that the central metaphor in Jesus' proclamation was the kingdom of God. But what did that phrase mean in the first-century Palestinian world of Jesus? Since it is a political metaphor, what did Jesus envision as the political import of his message? Since this is tied to the political economy, how was that structured in Jesus' day? How is the violence of Jesus' Mediterranean world addressed in the kingdom? And how does "self- denial" fit into Jesus' agenda? Malina tackles these questions in a very accessible way, providing a social-scientific analysis, meaning that he brings to bear explicit models and a comparative approach toward an exciting interpretation of what Jesus was up to, and how, his first-century audience would have heard him
Social-science commentary on the book of Revelation by Bruce J Malina( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Revelation presents himself as John, the astral seer, who professes faith in the Resurrected Jesus and who belonged to the house of Israel. John writes of traveling into the sky; but this perspective of "sky-visions" is completely neglected in the traditional commentaries and studies on Revelation. Malina and Pilch demonstrate the necessity of taking ancient sky-interpretation seriously for reading the book of Revelation in its first- century context
The Palestinian manna tradition. The manna tradition in the Palestinian targums and its relationship to the New Testament writings by Bruce J Malina( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in 4 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social-science commentary on the Letters of Paul by Bruce J Malina( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This latest addition to the Fortress Social-Science Commentaries on New Testament writings illuminates the values, perceptions, and social codes of the Mediterranean culture that shaped Paul and his interactions - both harmonious and conflicted - with others, Malina and Pilch add new dimensions to our understanding of the apostle as a social change agent, his coworkers as innovators, and his gospel as an assertion of the honor of the God of Israel."--Jacket
The social setting of Jesus and the Gospels( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do the social sciences have to contribute to the study of Jesus and the Gospels? This is the fundamental question that these essays all address - from analyses of ancient economics to altered states of consciousness, politics, ritual, kinship, and labeling."--Jacket
Biblical social values and their meaning : a handbook( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Windows on the world of Jesus : time travel to ancient Judea by Bruce J Malina( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the genre and message of Revelation : star visions and sky journeys by Bruce J Malina( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the pioneers of applying social criticism to the biblical text, author Bruce Malina has helped revolutionize the way we think about the text and our models for interpretation. Now in a compelling new study{u2014}and one that will surely be his most controversial{u2014}Malina offers a completely new lens for viewing the book of Revelation. Malina contends that John the Seer's milieu was one of intense interest and fascination with the sky, especially with those "beings" in the sky{u2014}constellations, planets, comets, sun, moon, and zodiac{u2014}that controlled the destiny of the Earth and its inhabitants. He asserts that John has his own interpretation of the sky that follows not the Greco-Roman astrological myths but the Jewish and Christian story of God's salvation in Messiah. John thus stands as an "astral prophet" who interprets the sky in accordance with what has taken place in Christ. This vibrant reading of Revelation is buttressed by innumerable ancient literary and archeological sources that demonstrate that John's world was indeed one enamored with the sky and its significance for planet Earth
Handbook of biblical social values by Bruce J Malina( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of biblical social values explains the values that guided behavior in biblical times. This useful and accessible guide will illumine your understanding of the world and words of the Bible. It corrects common misinterpretations of social relationships in the Bible
Social-science commentary on the book of Acts by Bruce J Malina( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume situates Acts squarely in the cultural matrix of the first-century Mediterranean world, elaborating its codes of patron and client, mediatorship, honour and shame, healing and sickening, wizardry and witchcraft, and the understanding of the Spirit of God as well as demons as personal causes of significant events
Calling Jesus names : the social value of labels in Matthew by Bruce J Malina( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social scientific models for interpreting the Bible : essays by the Context Group in honor of Bruce J. Malina by John J Pilch( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Jerusalem in the Revelation of John : the city as symbol of life with God by Bruce J Malina( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timothy : Paul's closest associate by Bruce J Malina( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Social science commentary on the Synoptic Gospels
Alternative Names
Bruce Malina American biblical scholar

Malina, Bruce 1933-

Malina, Bruce J.

Malina, Bruce John.

Malina, Bruce John 1933-

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Social science commentary on the Synoptic GospelsChristian origins and cultural anthropology : practical models for Biblical interpretationSocial-science commentary on the Gospel of JohnThe social world of Jesus and the GospelsPortraits of Paul : an archaeology of ancient personalityThe social gospel of Jesus : the kingdom of God in Mediterranean perspectiveSocial-science commentary on the book of RevelationSocial-science commentary on the Letters of Paul