Table of contents for Entertaining angels : early Christian hospitality in its Mediterranean setting / Andrew E. Arterbury.


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Chapter 1
INTRODUCTION                                                 1
Previous Scholarship on Hospitality                        4
The Approach of this Study                                 6
Methodology                                                8
An Overview of this Study                                 11
Part I
MEDITERRANEAN HOSPITALITY IN ANTIQUITY
Chapter 2
GRECO-ROMAN HOSPITALITY IN ANTIQUITY                        15
Describing Hospitality in Ancient Greece                  15
Hospitality in Homer's Odyssey                            28
Describing Hospitality in the Hellenistic Age             38
Hospitality in the Greek Novels                           40
Hospitality in Dio Chrysostom's The Hunter                48
Summary of Greco-Roman Hospitality                        51
Chapter 3
JEWISH HOSPITALITY IN ANTIQUITY                             55
An Overview of Jewish Hospitality                         56
Abraham's Hospitality among Jewish and
Early Christian Writers                                 59
Additional Examples of Hospitality in the Jewish Scriptures  71
Additional Examples of Hospitality outside of the Jewish
Scriptures                                              86
Summary of Jewish Hospitality                             90
Chapter 4
EARLY CHRISTIAN HOSPITALITY                                 94
Hospitality and Traveling Missionaries                    98
References to Hospitality in Paul's Letters              100
Examples of Hospitality in Matthew, Mark, and John    109
Hospitality in the Johannine Epistles                 118
Hospitality in Non-Canonical Christian Texts          122
A Brief Word about Later Christian Hospitality        128
Summary of Christian Hospitality                      129
Summary of Part I: Mediterranean Hospitality          131
Part II
THE CUSTOM OF HOSPITALITY IN LUKE AND ACTS
Chapter 5
THE CUSTOM OF HOSPITALITY IN LUKE'S WRITINGS WITH A
FOCUS ON ACTS 10-11                                     135
Examples of Hospitality in Luke and Acts              135
Summary of Hospitality in Luke and Acts               152
The Custom of Hospitality in Acts 10-11               153
Chapter 6
CONCLUSION                                              182
Conclusions about the Custom of Hospitality in Antiquity  182
Conclusions about the Custom of Hospitality in Acts 10-11  189



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hospitality Religious aspects Christianity History of doctrines Early church, ca, 30-600, Hospitality History To 1500, Nieuwe Testament, gttGastvrijheid, gtt