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Early Christianity and classical culture : comparative studies in honor of Abraham J. Malherbe / edited by John T. Fitzgerald, Thomas H. Olbricht, and L. Michael White.

Malherbe, Abraham J. (Added Author). Fitzgerald, John T., 1948- (Added Author). Olbricht, Thomas H. (Added Author). White, L. Michael. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. New Testament > Critique, interpr├ętation, etc.
Bible. New Testament.
Christianity and other religions > Greek.
Christianity and other religions > Roman.
Christianisme > Relations > Religion grecque.
Christianisme > Relations > Religion romaine.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 1423714261
  • ISBN: 9781423714262
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 740 pages).
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Brill, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I. Graphos. -- Veia quois of Hippocrates and other "divine men" / Dieter Zeller -- Making scents of Paul: background and sense of 2 Cor 2:14-17 / Harold W. Attridge -- "In those days:" some remarks on the use of "days" in Matthew 2:1, 3:1, and Luke 2:1 / Gerard Mussies -- Distinct lexical meanings of 'araqxn'in Hellenism, Judaism, and early Christianity / David E. Aune -- Compilation of letters in Cicero's correspondence / Hans-Josef Klauck -- Reexamination of the epistolary analysis underpinning the arguments for the composite nature of Philippians / Duane F. Watson -- Part II. Ethos -- Parable of the foolish rich man (Luke 12:16-20) and Graeco-Roman conventions of thought and behavior / Ronald F. Hock -- Radical altruism in Philippians 2:4 / Troels Engberg-Pederson -- Transformation of the mind and moral discernment in Paul / Luke Timothy Johnson -- Creation, shame and nature in 1 Cor 11:2-16: background and coherence of Paul's argument / James W. Thompson -- Civic concord and cosmic harmony: sources of metaphoric mapping in 1 Clement 20.3 / Cilliers Breytenbach -- Part III. Logos -- Logos or Sophia: Pauline use of the ancient dispute between rhetoric and philosophy / Edgar Krentz -- Toppling of Favorinus and Paul by the Corinthians / Bruce W. Winter -- Rhetoric and reality in Galatians: framing the social demands of friendship / L. Michael White -- Apostrophe, Ilqoownonoua and Paul's rhetorical education / Stanley K. Stowers -- Analogy and allegory in classical rhetoric / Thomas H. Olbricht -- Art of praise: Philo and Philodemus on music / Everett Ferguson -- Part IV. Ethnos -- Paul and his predecessors in the diaspora: some reflections on ethnic identity in the fragmentary Hellinistic Jewish authors / Carl R. Holladay -- Jewish Paul among the gentiles: two portrayals / Leander E. Keck -- Cultural origin of "receiving all nations" in Luke-Acts: Alexander the great or Roman social policy? / David L. Balch -- Did the churches compete with cult groups? / E.A. Judge -- Men, women and marital chastity: public preaching and popular piety at Rome / Hanne Sigismund Nielsen.
Summary: This work contains 28 essays in honour 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.
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