How important is a good understanding of the cultural world of the early Christians? This article wants to examine carefully Jesus' encounter with some of his adversaries narrated in Mark 11:27-33. The author highlights the way that the values of honour and shame functioned in Mediterranean culture, and illumines the text at crucial points.
Do you see a person or an object when you look at your spouse? Chapter 6 help readers to diagnose and evaluate their own most basic attitudes towards their spouses. It continues by demonstrating how manipulation can destroy a marriage. In a following section the chapter focuses on what it means to honour your spouse.