Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

Sage Saint and Sophist

Sage  Saint and Sophist Author Graham Anderson
ISBN-10 9781317799665
Release 2014-01-27
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies techniques of literary analysis to throw light on the lifestyles and behaviour of these figures, from Jesus Christ to Peregrinus Proteus to dio Chrysostom, stressing their individuality as much as their common features. Sage, Saint and Sophist examines the variety of services, real or imaginary, that these colouful figures had to offer and how they maintained their credibility to become the objects of successful religious cults.



The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity

The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity Author Richard Kalmin
ISBN-10 9781134642779
Release 2002-02-07
Pages 192
Download Link Click Here

The Sage in Jewish Society of Late Antiquity explores the social position of rabbis in Palestinian (Roman) and Babylonian (Persian) society from the period of the fall of the Temple to late antiquity. The author argues that ancient rabbinic sources depict comparable differences between Palestinian and Babylonian rabbinic relationships with non-Rabbis.



The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages Author J. D. Howard-Johnston
ISBN-10 0199253544
Release 2002
Pages 298
Download Link Click Here

Saints and holy (or not so holy) individuals out of whom they are fashioned have held a perennial fascination for sinful, wayward mankind. Over the last forty years, Peter Brown has transformed historians' ways of looking at early Christian saints, with a new, anthropologically oriented approach. His ideas are tested and modified in novel ways in this book which takes a broad view of the cult of saints in its first millennium.



Fear Anomaly and Uncertainty in the Gospel of Mark

Fear  Anomaly  and Uncertainty in the Gospel of Mark Author Douglas W. Geyer
ISBN-10 0810842025
Release 2002
Pages 340
Download Link Click Here

Douglas Geyer's illuminating analysis of Mark 4:35-6:56 explains why the Gospel ends as it does in the earliest manuscripts-abruptly, at 16:8, with the words, "for they were afraid." This ending, with women fleeing the empty tomb in "trembling and astonishment," has long been considered "problematic," and, in the several attempts to rewrite it, Mark 16 has become a source of unending mischief. Geyer's work draws on a vast literature of fear, anomaly, terror, and dread in the ancient world to demonstrate that this ending is a consistent, overriding theme of Mark's Gospel. In Mark we see and hear the story of Jesus through the eyes and ears of the Roman world. Geyer brings to bear the literature of that world in a way that helps his readers to understand what Mark is doing and how the story that Mark tells continues to touch his readers and hearers ancient and modern (and "postmodern"). Geyer guides the reader through a vast and uncharted primary literature, demonstrating its relevance for New Testament study. In so doing he clearly proposes a fresh and original understanding of Mark that cuts across many of the critical controversies and renews its purpose and usefulness as "good news"--Gospel--for the terrors and uncertainties of our own time.



Miracle and Magic

Miracle and Magic Author Andy Reimer
ISBN-10 9780567008848
Release 2002-12-01
Pages 298
Download Link Click Here

Miracle-workers and magicians are diffcult characters for contemporary readers of Greco-Roman narratives to comprehend and to distinguish. Hindered both by our modern definitions of "miracle" and "magic," we need to focus our attention on those ancient texts that deal with such characters and their differentiation. Two such texts, the Acts of the Apostles and Philostratus' Life of Apollonius, come from quite different religious backgrounds, but demonstrate remarkably similar subtle cultural scripts at play. A detailed investigation of the social interactions in these two narrative worlds brings these characters and their communities alive and reveals how legitimate miracle-workers were distinguished from illegitimate magicians by the Mediterranean population of the Greco-Roman world.



Early Christianity and classical culture

Early Christianity and classical culture Author Abraham J. Malherbe
ISBN-10 9004130225
Release 2003
Pages 740
Download Link Click Here

This volume contains 28 essays in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, whose work has been especially influential in exploring modes of cultural interaction between early Jews and Christians and their Graeco-Roman neighbours. Following an introductory essay on the problems inherent to such comparative studies in the history of New Testament scholarship, the essays are grouped into five topic areas: Graphos -- semantics and writing, Ethos -- ethics and moral characterization, Logos -- rhetoric and literary expression, Ethnos -- self-definition and acculturation, and Nomos -- law and normative values. Some key examples are studies dealing with The Greek Idea of "Divine Nature" and its relation to the "Divine Man" tradition; Compilation of Letters in Cicero's collection; Radical Altruism in Paul; Greek Ideas of Concord and Cosmic Harmony in 1 Clement; The Rhetorical Use of Friendship Motifs in Galatians in comparison with Second Sophistic Orators; Wills and Testaments in Graeco-Roman perspective.



Between the Human and the Holy

Between the Human and the Holy Author Julia Watts Belser
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3481424
Release 2008
Pages 602
Download Link Click Here

Between the Human and the Holy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Between the Human and the Holy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Between the Human and the Holy book for free.



Aufstieg und Niedergang der r mischen Welt

Aufstieg und Niedergang der r  mischen Welt Author Joseph Vogt
ISBN-10 UOM:39015026822158
Release 1994
Pages 1076
Download Link Click Here

Aufstieg und Niedergang der r mischen Welt has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Aufstieg und Niedergang der r mischen Welt also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Aufstieg und Niedergang der r mischen Welt book for free.



The Limits of Ancient Biography

The Limits of Ancient Biography Author B. C. McGing
ISBN-10 UOM:39015073927991
Release 2006
Pages 447
Download Link Click Here

The genre of biography in the ancient world is interestingly diverse and permeable and deserves intensive study, bearing as it does on ideas of characterisation and the individual. This volume considers both the form and the content of biography across the ancient world, and is particularly interested in the frontiers with other related genres, such as history. The papers range from the Old Testament to the Arab world, from the New Testament to the Lives of Saints, from the classic Greek and Roman biographers to less well known practitioners of the art.



Classical rhetoric its Christian secular tradition from ancient to modern times

Classical rhetoric   its Christian   secular tradition from ancient to modern times Author George Alexander Kennedy
ISBN-10 UOM:39015025334064
Release 1999
Pages 345
Download Link Click Here

A revised and updated edition of the popular and widely used guide to the classical tradition of rhetoric from its development in ancient Greece and Rome to the 20th-century.



Toronto Journal of Theology

Toronto Journal of Theology Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021779033
Release 1997
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Toronto Journal of Theology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Toronto Journal of Theology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Toronto Journal of Theology book for free.



Athenaeus and His World

Athenaeus and His World Author David Braund
ISBN-10 UOM:39015052444315
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 625
Download Link Click Here

An international team of literary specialists explore Athenaeus' work as a whole, and in its own right. Almost all classicists and ancient historians make use of Athenaeus; 'Athenaeus and his World' is the first sustained attempt to understand and explore his work as a whole, and in its own right. The work emerges as no mere compendium of earlier texts, but as a vibrant work of complex structure and substantial creativity. The book makes sense of the massive and polyphonous Deipnosophistae, the quarry upon which classicists and ancient historians depend for their knowledge of much ancient literature, particularly Comedy, and also the source of much of the data used by modern historians for the social history of the classical and Hellenistic worlds. The 41 chapters; written by an international team of literary specialists and historians, each tackle a significant feature, and the book is divided into seven sections, each prefaced by introductory remarks from the editors.



American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105021176016
Release 1997
Pages
Download Link Click Here

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly book for free.



Arion

Arion Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000125384911
Release 2008
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Arion has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Arion also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Arion book for free.



De Pallio

De Pallio Author Vincent Hunink
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062833234
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 332
Download Link Click Here

De Pallio is one of the strangest and perhaps most difficult texts ever written in Latin. In this speech, presented before a live audience in Carthage around 200 AD, Tertullian defends his radical choice to drop the Roman toga and take up the pallium of philosophers and christians. This theme may seem innocently simple, but it has been elaborated with impressive rhetorical pyrotechnics, couched in deliberately artificial language. And is this speech profoundly christian or shamefully pagan? A work of youth or of old age? Is it a serious apology or satire? Tertullian s De Pallio has puzzled scholars for generations, yet it has often been neglected or left aside. In this new edition the text is presented with a new English translation and a full commentary, the first one in English. Much attention is paid to the interpretation of the speaker s often obscure words. In addition, the book puts the speech into the context of Latin Second Sophistic. De Pallio emerges as a fascinating text that stands midway between non-christian and christian literature.



Mending Bodies Saving Souls

Mending Bodies  Saving Souls Author Guenter B. Risse
ISBN-10 UOM:39015047521557
Release 1999-04-15
Pages 716
Download Link Click Here

Provides a historical approach to understanding hospitals tracing their development and transformation from ancient Greece to the era of AIDS



Journal of Early Christian Studies

Journal of Early Christian Studies Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079788363
Release 2003
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Focus is on the study of Christianity in the context of late ancient societies and religions from C.E. 100-700.