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The Graeco-Roman context of early Christian literature / Roman Garrison.

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Subject: Bible. New Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Church history > Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600.
Fathers of the church.
Christian literature, Early > History and criticism.
Rome > Religion.
Greece > Religion.
Littérature chrétienne primitive > Histoire et critique.
Civilisation gréco-romaine > Influence.
Religion grecque > Relations > Christianisme.
Religion romaine > Relations > Christianisme.
Littérature grecque > Relation avec le Nouveau Testament.
Christianisme > Origines.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780826437860
  • ISBN: 0826437869
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (123 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-111) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Abbreviations; Chapter 1 THE GRAECO-ROMAN CONTEXT OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY; Introduction; The Negative View of Graeco-Roman Mythology; The Positive View of ''Other Voices''; One Man''s Confusing View; The Hellenistic Background of Early Christianity; Some Intriguing Parallels; Chapter 2 APHRODITE AND 1 CORINTHIANS; Introduction; The Effects of the Aphrodite Traditions on Paul''s Letter; Conclusion; Chapter 3 FRIEND OF TAX COLLECTORS; Introduction; The Symposium and the New Testament; Jesus and Table Fellowship; Chapter 4 LAST WORDS; Introduction; Luke''s Sources.
Luke''s Last Words of JesusConclusion; Chapter 5 PLUTARCH AND 1 CLEMENT; Introduction; The Purpose of 1 Clement; Plutarch''s Praecepta Gerendae Reipublicae; Conclusion; Chapter 6 LEGIONS OF ANGELS AND THE WILL OF GOD; Introduction; Matthew and the ''Fate'' of Jesus; Jesus, Achilles, Socrates, Ignatius, and ''Fate''; Chapter 7 THE LOVE OF MONEY IN POLYCARP''S LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS; Chapter 8 MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY; Introduction; Variant Appeals to the Sayings of Jesus; 1 Corinthians; Other Early Christian Texts; Conclusion.
Chapter 9 PAUL''S USE OF THE ATHLETE METAPHOR IN 1 CORINTHIANS 9Introduction; Themes in Paul''s Use of the Metaphor; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y.
Summary: In this volume of essays the Graeco-Roman background and context of early Christianity are explored for significant parallels. From the athlete metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9 to the role of Aphrodite as the goddess of love and sexuality, the important cultural symbols and terminology that the first Christians employed are examined. Garrison maintains that the Graeco-Roman setting of early Christianity is essential to our understanding of the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers.
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