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Classics and the Bible : hospitality and recognition

Author: John Taylor
Publisher: London : Bristol Classics Press, 2011.
Series: Classical literature and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'Classics and the Bible' looks at story-patterns and themes which Greek and Latin literature shares with the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament. Direct influence or a common source can explain some similarities, but uncannily parallel plots and forms of expression seem more often to occur independently. Classical and biblical texts constantly illuminate each other. Hospitality and recognition are central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Libros electronicos
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Taylor
ISBN: 9781472539687 1472539680 9781849667890 071563481X 9780715634813 1849667896 9781849667890 184966790X 9781849667906
OCLC Number: 849933096
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages)
Series Title: Classical literature and society.
Responsibility: John Taylor.

Abstract:

"'Classics and the Bible' looks at story-patterns and themes which Greek and Latin literature shares with the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament. Direct influence or a common source can explain some similarities, but uncannily parallel plots and forms of expression seem more often to occur independently. Classical and biblical texts constantly illuminate each other. Hospitality and recognition are central themes in both traditions, and also metaphors about the relation between them. Classical and biblical authors alike tell stories which need to be read in the light of other stories. The relation between the present and the heroic past is crucial to both traditions, and both raise fundamental questions about the relation of text and reader. The first three chapters consider the subject from the classical side: Homer, the Greek tragedians and Plato, and Virgil; the fourth turns to the New Testament; and the fifth to aspects of later reception. Readers should ideally be equipped with a Bible, English translations of a few major classical authors, and an open mind."--Bloomsbury Publishing

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