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Hellenization revisited : shaping a Christian response within the Greco-Roman world

Author: Wendy E Helleman; Institute for Christian Studies.
Publisher: Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume focuses on the role of Judaism, particularly that of Philo, and of Gnosticism, as two important forces shaping the response of early Christianity to the Graeco-Roman culture of the time.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hellenization revisited.
Lanham : University Press of America, ©1994
(OCoLC)646130229
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy E Helleman; Institute for Christian Studies.
ISBN: 081919543X 9780819195432 0819195448 9780819195449
OCLC Number: 30978928
Notes: Proceedings of a conference held in summer 1991 in Toronto, Ont., sponsored by the Institute for Christian Studies.
Description: 544 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Cosmic and meta-cosmic theology in Greek philosophy and Gnosticism / Abraham P. Bos --
Aristotle and the Jewish God (Response to A.P. Bos) / William E. Arnal --
Gnosticism and early Christianity / Edwin M. Yamauchi --
Yamauchi and pre-Christian Gnosticism (Response to E.M. Yamauchi) / Michel Desjardins --
Adolf von Harnack and the concept of Hellenization / William V. Rowe --
Alexandria or Athens as the essence of Hellenization: a historian responds to a philosopher / Barry W. Henaut. Creatio ex nihilo in Philo / Albert M. Wolters --
Mastery of the passions: Philo, 4 Maccabees and the earliest Christianity / David C. Aune --
Voice of the serpent: Philo's Epicureanism / A. Peter Booth --
Plight of woman: Philo's blind spot? / Dorothy Sly --
"Praeparatio evangelica" and "spoliatio" motifs as patterns of Hellenistic Judaism in Philo of Alexandria / Daniel N. Jastram --
Muddying the water: metaphors for exegesis / John H. Corbett. Harnack, Marcion and the argument of antiquity / Daniel H. Williams --
Acts of John: the gnostic transformation of a Christian community / Paul G. Schneider --
Trimorphic Protennoia and the wisdom tradition / Rosemary Halford --
Gnosis, theology and historical method / Schuyler Brown --
Gnosticism and the classical tradition / Scott C. Carroll --
Judaism and Gnosticism / Michel Desjardins --
Nomos empsychos in Philo and Clement of Alexandria / John Martens --
Gnosticism as heresy: the response of Irenaeus / Terrance Tiessen --
Tertullian on Athens and Jerusalem / Wendy E. Helleman --
"Spoils from Egypt," between Jews and Gnostics / Lawrence E. Frizzell --
Clement of Alexandria: instructions on how women should live / M. Eleanor Irwin --
Symbol and science in early Christian gnosis / Padraig O'Cleirigh.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy E. Helleman.

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...a rich collection of essays. I am sure it will contribute greatly to a renewal of interest in one of the major themes in the history of Christian doctrine. -- Paul Hubert, Laval University, Read more...

 
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