seeing with families 115 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2003 Biblical Interpretation 11, 2 Also available online – www.brill.nl SEEING WITH FAMILIES HALVOR MOXNES University of Oslo What do we see if we look at Early Christianity with families and households as our lenses? It is common knowledge that what we see when we study the texts of Early Christianity (as any texts), depends on the perspectives we choose and the questions we ask. This does not necessarily imply a specific methodological or theo- retical approach, it can be simpler than that, for instance a topic that serves as lenses. In Pauline studies Wayne A. Meeks’ book The First Urban Christians (1980) served as such lenses. By placing Paul and his communities explicitly in an urban context, the book changed Pauline studies. It moved Paul’s letters out from a his- tory of ideas’ context and encouraged readers to visualize the urban, social, intellectual and religious context of Greco-Roman cities, and thus opened up for new understandings. The recent strong focus on asceticism in Early Christian studies has had a similar function. Asceticism turned out to be more than an inter- esting topic; with its focus upon the transformation
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