Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews: The Construction and Maintenance of a Symbolic Universe
Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews: The Construction and Maintenance of a Symbolic Universe

Legitimation in the Letter to the Hebrews: The Construction and Maintenance of a Symbolic Universe

in The Library of New Testament Studies

by Iutisone Salevao

Pages 458
Publisher T&T Clark
Published 2002
ISBN-13 9781841272610
This book adopts an inter-disciplinary approach to the study of 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 first-century context.

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