This volume takes its primary orientation from contemporary developments in the social sciences. With reference to the most seminal anthropological models, sociological perspectives and archaeological discoveries, it provides a rigorous introduction to the New Testament and the early development of the Christian faith.
Table of Contents
The Mission and the Method. 2. Culture and Nature. 3. The Self. 4. Behavior Control: The Self In Action. 5. Social Cognition. 6. Emotion and Affect. 7. Attitudes, Beliefs, and Consistency. 8. Prosocial Behavior: Doing What's Best for Others. 9. Aggression and Antisocial Behavior. 10-Attraction and Exclusion 11. Close Relationships: Passion, Intimacy, and Sexuality. 12. Prejudice and Intergroup Relations. 13. Social Influence and Persuasion. 14. Groups.