Light from the gentiles: hellenistic philosophy and early Christianity : collected essays, 1959-2012

Rather than viewing the Graeco-Roman world as the background against which early Christian texts should be read, Abraham J. Malherbe saw the ancient Mediterranean world as a rich ecology of diverse intellectual traditions that interacted within specific social contexts. These essays, spanning over f...

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Main Author: Malherbe, Abraham J. 1930-2012
Contributors: Holladay, Carl R. 1943- (Publisher, Editor); Fitzgerald, John T. 1948- (Publisher, Editor); Sterling, Gregory E. 1954- (Publisher, Editor); Thompson, James W. 1942- (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill 2015
Reviews:, in: ThLZ 141 (2016) 53-56 (Niebuhr, Karl-Wilhelm)
, in: BBR 25 (2015) 596-597 (Jipp, Joshua W.)
Volumes / Articles:Show volumes/articles.
Edition:Paperback
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Greece / Philosophy
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Christianity and other religions Greek
B Church
B Church History Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
B Rome Religion Relations Christianity
B Hellenism
B Philosophy, Ancient
B Theology History Early church, ca. 30-600
B Greece Religion Relations Christianity
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Summary:Rather than viewing the Graeco-Roman world as the background against which early Christian texts should be read, Abraham J. Malherbe saw the ancient Mediterranean world as a rich ecology of diverse intellectual traditions that interacted within specific social contexts. These essays, spanning over fifty years, illustrate Malherbe's appreciation of the complexities of this ecology and what is required to explore philological and conceptual connections between early Christian writers, especially Paul and Athenagoras, and their literary counterparts who participated in the religious and philosophical discourse of the wider culture. Malherbe's essays laid the groundwork for his magisterial commentary on the Thessalonian correspondence and launched the contemporary study of Hellenistic moral philosophy and early Christianity
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and indexes
ISBN:9004305459