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Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2010.
Series: Anchor Bible reference.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The question of Christianity's relation to the other religions of the world is more pertinent and difficult today than ever before. While Christianity's historical failure to appreciate or actively engage Judaism is notorious, Christianity's even more shoddy record with respect to 'pagan' religions is less understood. Christians have inherited a virtually unanimous theological tradition that thinks of paganism in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Timothy Johnson
ISBN: 9780300168105 0300168101
OCLC Number: 862552777
Description: x, 461 pages.
Contents: Beyond attack and apology : a new look at an old debate --
Beginning a new conversation --
A preliminary profile of Greco-Roman religion --
Religion as participation in divine benefits : Aelius Aristides --
Religion as moral transformation : Epictetus --
Religion as transcending the world : Poimandres --
Religion as stabilizing the world : Plutarch --
Ways of being Jewish in the Greco-Roman world --
The appearance of Christianity in the Greco-Roman world --
New Testament Christianity as participation in divine benefits --
New Testament Christianity as moral transformation --
Christianity in the second and third centuries : participation in divine benefits --
Moral transformation in second- and third-century Christianity --
Transcending the world in second- and third-century Christianity --
Stabilizing the world in second- and third-century Christianity --
After Constantine : Christianity as imperial religion.
Series Title: Anchor Bible reference.
Responsibility: Luke Timothy Johnson.

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The question of Christianity's relation to the other religions of the world is pertinent and difficult. This title identifies four distinct ways of being religious: religion as participation in  Read more...

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