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By Thomas R. Blanton
The trade of presents is a basic 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 non secular discourse—in the guise of “spiritual presents” believed to return 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 procedure that comes with faith, classics, sociology, and anthropology to enquire the economic system of present trade proven in Paul’s letters.
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A Spiritual Economy: Gift Exchange in the Letters of Paul of Tarsus (Synkrisis) by Thomas R. Blanton