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Light from the Gentiles : Hellenistic philosophy and early Christianity : collected essays, 1959-2012

Author: Abraham J Malherbe
Publisher: Boston : Brill, [2014] ©2014
Series: Supplements to Novum Testamentum, v. 150.
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In these fifty-three essays spanning over fifty years Abraham J. Malherbe illustrates how a critically informed appreciation of Graeco-Roman literary traditions such as Hellenistic moral philosophy and Middle Platonism can enrich our understanding of Paul, Athenagoras, and other early Christian writings.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Malherbe, Abraham J.
Light from the Gentiles : Hellenistic philosophy and early Christianity : collected essays, 1959-2012.
Boston : Brill, 2013
xl, 1113 pages
(DLC) 2013026599
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham J Malherbe
ISBN: 9789004256521 9004256520 9004253378 9789004253377 9004253386 9789004253384 9004253394 9789004253391
OCLC Number: 868917943
Notes: "Volume 1 / 2."
Description: 1 online resource (1153 pages).
Contents: V. 1. Neotestamentica: The Corinthian contribution ; The task and method of exegesis ; The beasts at Ephesus ; "Gentle as a nurse" : the Cynic background to 1 Thessalonians 2 ; The inhospitality of Diotrephes ; Social level and literary culture of early Christianity ; MH I'ENOITO in the diatribe and Paul ; Medical imagery in the Pastoral Epistles ; Antisthenes and Odysseus, and Paul at war ; Exhortation in First Thessalonians ; "In season and out of season" : 2 Timothy 4:2 ; Paul : Hellenistic philosopher or Christian pastor? --
"Not in a corner" : early Christian apologetic in Acts 26:26 ; "Pastoral care" in the Thessalonian church ; Did the Thessalonians write to Paul? ;Traditions and theology of care in the New Testament ; Paulus Senex ; Determinism and free will in Pau l: the argument of 1 Corinthians 8 and 9 ; God's new family at Thessalonica;- Paul's self-sufficiency (Philippians 4:11) ; The Christianization of a topos (Luke 12:13-34) ; Conversion to Paul's gospel ; Anti-Epicurean rhetoric in 1 Thessalonians ; The Apostle Paul as a pastor ; Paraenesis in the Epistle to Titus ; "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" : soteriology in the Pastoral Epistles ; The virtus feminarum in 1 Timothy 2:9-15 ; How to treat old women and old men : the use of philosophical traditions and Scripture in 1 Timothy 5 ; Godliness, self-sufficiency, greed, and the enjoyment of wealth : 1 Timothy 6:3-19 ; Overseers as household managers in the Pastoral Epistles ; Ethics in context : the Thessalonians and their neighbors. V. 2. Philosophica: Pseudo-Heraclitus, Epistle 4 : the divinization of the wise man ; Self-definition among the Cynics ; Heracles ;Hellenistic moralists and the New Testament ; The cultural context of the New Testament : the Graeco-Roman world --
Patristica: Apologetic and philosophy in the second century ; Towards understanding the apologists : review article ; The structure of Athenagoras, Supplicatio pro Christianis ; Athenagoras on Christian ethics ; The Holy Spirit in Athenagoras ; Athenagoras on the location of God ; Athenagoras on the poets and philosophers ; The apologetic theology of the Preaching of Peter ; Justin and Crescens ; A physical description of Paul ; "Seneca" on Paul as letter writer --
Theologica and miscellanea: A people under the Word : theological interpretation ; Continuities in scholarship : the work of Nils Dahl ; A review of Hans Dieter Betz, ed., Plutarch's ethical writings and early Christian literature ; A review of Helmut Koester, Introduction to the New Testament ; On the writing of commentaries.
Series Title: Supplements to Novum Testamentum, v. 150.
Responsibility: by Abraham J. Malherbe ; edited by Carl R. Holladay, John T. Fitzgerald, James W. Thompson, Gregory E. Sterling.

Abstract:

In these fifty-three essays spanning over fifty years Abraham J. Malherbe illustrates how a critically informed appreciation of Graeco-Roman literary traditions such as Hellenistic moral philosophy and Middle Platonism can enrich our understanding of Paul, Athenagoras, and other early Christian writings.

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