Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians

Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians

by Mark J. Edwards, Price, Susan Goodman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198269862

ISBN-13: 9780198269861

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book is a comprehensive survey of the dialogue between pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Roman empire up to the time when Constantine declared himself a Christian. Each chapter is written by a distinguished scholar and is devoted to a single text or group of texts with the aim of identifying the probable audience, the literary milieu, and the circumstances

Overview

This book is a comprehensive survey of the dialogue between pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Roman empire up to the time when Constantine declared himself a Christian. Each chapter is written by a distinguished scholar and is devoted to a single text or group of texts with the aim of identifying the probable audience, the literary milieu, and the circumstances that led to this form of writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269861
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Apologetics in the Roman World
The Acts of the Apostles as an Apologetic Text
Josephus' Treatise Against Apion
Talking at Trypho: Christian Apologetic as Anti-Judaism in Justin's Dialogue with Trypho the Jew
Greek Apologists of the Second Century
Latin Christian Apologetics: Minucius Felix, Tertullian, and Cyprian
Origen's Treatise Against Celsus
Defending Hellenism: Philostratus, In Honour of Apollonius
The Flowering of Latin Apologetic: Lactantius and Arnobius
Eusebius' Apologetic Writings
The Constantine Circle and the Oration to the Saints

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