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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes: Patronage, Honor, and Shame in the Biblical World

by E. Randolph Richards and Richard James

The Bible was written within collectivist cultures. When Westerners, immersed in individualism, read the Bible, it's easy to misinterpret important elements—or miss them altogether. In any culture, the most important things usually go without being said. So to read Scripture well we benefit when we uncover the unspoken social structures a… Read more…