"Divine Accounting" by Jennifer A Quigley

Divine Accounting Theo-Economics in Early Christianity Jennifer A Quigley

Series:
Synkrisis
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
13 Jul 2021
ISBN:
9780300253160
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
160 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
1 b-w illus.

Jennifer Quigley shows how the divine was an active participant in the economic spheres of the ancient Mediterranean world. Gods and goddesses were represented as owning goods, holding accounts, and producing wealth. This book argues that early Christ-followers also used financial language to articulate and imagine their relationship to the divine. It takes seriously the overlapping of themes such as poverty, labor, social status, suffering, cosmology, and eschatology in material evidence from the ancient Mediterranean and early Christian texts.


 

Jennifer A. Quigley is assistant professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies at Drew University Theological School. She formerly held a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship.