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Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews

The Construction and Maintenance of a Symbolic Universe

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Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews by Lutisone Salevao
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This study adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to the theology, symbolism and argument of Hebrews. Employing sociological models, the book examines Hebrews in the context of the early Christians' construction and maintenance of a social world. In that respect, the book elaborates the thesis that Hebrews was designed to serve a legitimating function in the realm of social interaction, that its theology, symbolism and argument were designed to construct and maintain the symbolic universe of the community of the readers. It is argued that we cannot properly understand the theology, symbolism and argument of Hebrews apart from its 1st-century context.

Author Biography

Iutisone Salevao is Honorary Lecturer at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a contributor to the Earth Bible Project.
Release date NZ
May 16th, 2002
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
black & white illustrations
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
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