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USING models from social sciences, Jerome Neyrey wants to help his readers to comprehend a culture, the New Testament’s, and the pattern of worship found therein, that is rad­ically different from our own. Give God the Glory: Ancient prayer and worship in cultural perspective has chapters on specific texts as well as on more general aspects (Wm B. Eerdmans/Alban, £10.99 (£9.90); 978-0-8028-4015-8).

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