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Christian Identity in Corinth : a Comparative Study of 2 Corinthians, Epictetus, and Valerius Maximus.

Author: Nguyen.
Publisher: Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2012.
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HauptbeschreibungV. Henry T. Nguyen explores the social dynamics of Christian identity in the apostle Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. In order to grasp how aspects of identity affected social relations in the world of the New Testament, the author examines the significance of the ancient concept of persona for denoting a person's social identity in the Graeco-Roman social world. In addition to describing  Read more...
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Nguyen,
Christian Identity in Corinth : A Comparative Study of 2 Corinthians, Epictetus, and Valerius Maximus.
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nguyen.
ISBN: 9783161515866 3161515862
OCLC Number: 782878907
Notes: 5.3.2 Sophistry and Persona in the Corinthian Church.
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages)
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Preface; Table of Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 The Object and Rationale of the Study; 1.2 Method; 1.2.1 Social Concept; 1.2.2 Social History; 1.2.3 Heuristic Comparison; Chapter 2: Social Identity and Persona; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Persona and???s?po?; 2.2.1 The State of Research on Persona/???s?po?; 2.2.2 Social Identity: A Meaning of Persona/???s?po?; 2.2.2.1 Persona; 2.2.2.2???s?p??; 2.2.2.3 The Correlation Between Persona and???s?p??; 2.3 The Roman Stress on Persona; 2.3.1 The Roman Social Hierarchy and Social Persona; 2.3.2 Roman Law and Social Persona. 2.3.2.1 Roman Literary Sources2.3.2.2 Roman Legal Sources; 2.4 The Conventional Projection of Persona; 2.4.1 The Visual Expressions of Persona; 2.4.1.1 Attire; 2.4.1.2 The Arena and Public Spectacles; 2.4.1.3 Private Banquets; 2.4.1.4 The Legal System; 2.4.1.5 Salutatio; 2.4.1.6 Roman Statuary; 2.4.2 The Preoccupation with the Superficial Aspect of Persona; 2.5 Persona in the Context of Oratory, Rhetoric, and Sophistry; 2.6 Conclusion; Chapter 3: Valerius Maximus and Identity in Rome; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Valerius Maximus; 3.1.2 Valerius' Audience; 3.1.3 Valerius' Work: Facta et dicta. 3.2 The Preoccupation with the Superficial Aspect of Persona3.3 The Moral Intention of Valerius' Work; 3.3.1 Valerius' Task and Style of Compiling Facta et dicta; 3.3.2 Valerius' Authority for Compiling Facta et dicta; 3.4 The Exempla of the Ideal Roman Persona; 3.4.1 Virtues: The Positive Aspect of Roman Identity; 3.4.2 Vices: The Negative Aspect of Roman Identity; 3.4.3 Romano-centricity; 3.4.4 The Mos maiorum ('Custom of the Ancestors'); 3.5 Conclusion; Chapter 4: Epictetus and Identity in the Greek East; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 Epictetus; 4.1.1.1 Slave; 4.1.1.2 Stoic Philosopher. 4.1.1.3 Moral Teacher4.1.2 Epictetus' Audience; 4.1.2.1 Students; 4.1.2.2 Visitors; 4.1.3 Epictetus' Work: Dissertationes; 4.1.4 Epictetus' Philosophy: Four Unifying Concepts; 4.2 The Preoccupation with the Superficial Aspect of Persona; 4.2.1 Critical of or Indifferent to Roman Society?; 4.2.2 Epictetus' Social World of Philosophy and Sophistry; 4.3 'Freedom': The Rejection of the Superficial Side of Persona; 4.4 The Genuine Aspect of One's Identity; 4.4.1 Appropriate Social Ethics; 4.4.2 God's Designation of the Individual's Persona; 4.4.3 The??oa??es?? and Persona; 4.4.4?a????a???a??? 4.5 Conclusion4.5.1 Epictetus' Critique of Persona and Identity; 4.5.2 Comparison to Valerius' Critique; Chapter 5: Christian Identity in the Corinthian Church (Part I); 5.1 Introduction; 5.1.1 Paul's Awareness of the Concept of Persona; 5.1.2 The Scope of the Study: 2 Corinthians; 5.2 Roman Corinth and the Preoccupation with Persona; 5.2.1 Roman Corinth; 5.2.2 The Corinthians; 5.2.3 Sophistry and Persona in Roman Corinth; 5.3 The Corinthian Church and the Preoccupation with Persona; 5.3.1 Social Stratification and Social Conventions in the Corinthian Church.

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HauptbeschreibungV. Henry T. Nguyen explores the social dynamics of Christian identity in the apostle Paul's second letter to the Corinthians. In order to grasp how aspects of identity affected social relations in the world of the New Testament, the author examines the significance of the ancient concept of persona for denoting a person's social identity in the Graeco-Roman social world. In addition to describing this social concept, which has been largely ignored by New Testament scholars and classicists, he considers two figures - Epictetus and Valerius Maximus - for their perceptions of s.

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