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
     
 

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

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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:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Note on Contributors
1Introduction: Apologetics in the Roman World1
2The Acts of the Apostles as an Apologetic Text15
3Josephus' Treatise Against Apion45
4Talking at Trypho: Christian Apologetic as Anti-Judaism in Justin's Dialogue with Trypho the Jew59
5Greek Apologists of the Second Century81
6Latin Christian Apologetics: Minucius Felix, Tertullian, and Cyprian105
7Origen's Treatise Against Celsus131
8Defending Hellenism: Philostratus, In Honour of Apollonius157
9The Flowering of Latin Apologetic: Lactantius and Arnobius197
10Eusebius' Apologetic Writings223
11The Constantinian Circle and the Oration to the Saints251
Bibliography277
Index299

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