Re: [John_Lit] Malina et al
Malina, it is interesting to note, has criticized de Silva for having a "proof-text" mentality (my
words, not his). In his view, de Silva, in adducing evidence for his views, has simply amassed a
hodgepodge of snippets from ancient sources and has no driving sociological theory that is able to
organize these into a coherent model. It seems then that, indeed, there is a fundamental
methodological disagreement here.
Daniel R. Streett
--- Ken Litwak <kdlitwak@...> wrote:
> I found David de SIlva's book _Honor, Patronage, Kinship, Purity_ much more__________________________________________________
> helpful. de SIlva actually adduces evidence from the Greco-Roman world for
> the values he discusses and shows how those values were behind or reversed in
> NT writings. Unless Malina has made a fundamental change in his approach, he
> did not do this in the version of _THe New Testament World_ that I won, and I
> haven't seen anything to lead me to think he has changed his approach, though
> he may have in light of all the criticisms of his approach.
> Ken Litwak
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