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By Thomas R. Blanton

Thomas Blanton sheds mild at the philosophy surrounding reward giving in Paul’s letters and on sleek theories of present alternate during the lens of religion.

The trade of presents is a primary a part of society and a foundational point in Greco-Roman religions. Combining theories of reward alternate, either sleek and Greco-Roman, Thomas Blanton finds how non secular discourse—in the guise of “spiritual presents” believed to return from Israel’s god—is instrumental within the formation of sociopolitical hierarchies and the project of honor and status. Blanton makes use of an interdisciplinary technique that includes faith, classics, sociology, and anthropology to enquire the economic climate of present trade proven in Paul’s letters.

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