Offers a presentation of education in the ancient world, and the role of Homer's poetic works in this culture.
Table of Contents
Part One: School, Homer and Encyclical Education in Antiquity
1. Introduction and Method
2. School in the Greco-Roman World
3. The Pivotal Role of Homer
4. Knowledge and Formation: The Insuffiency of Encyclical Education
5. Philo of Alexandria: A Hellenistic Jew on Greek Education
Part Two: The Christian Agôn over Encyclical Studies in the first Centuries C.E.
7. Justin Martyr, his student Tatian and Two Ps.Justins
8. The Apostolic Tradition: Prohibited Occupations
9. The Teaching of the Apostles (Didaskalia Apostolorum) and Syriac tradition: "Avoid all the Books of the Gentiles"
10. Tertullian: Learning but not Teaching Encyclical Studies
11. Clement and Origen: Christian Teachers in Alexandria
11.1 Clement of Alexandria: Propaideia Protects Faith
11.2 Origen: The Silver and Gold of the Egyptians
11.3 Origen and Celsos: Christian faith for the Unlearned?
12. Flavius Claudius Julianus - Emperor and Apostate: Christian Teachers are Immoral
13. The Cappadocian Fathers
13.1 Basil of Caesarea/Basil the Great: Ad Adolescentes
13.2 Gregory of Nazianzus' Encomium for Basil
13.3 Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Moses
14. Jerome: An Ascetic Addicted to Greek Learning
15. Augustine: Liberal Studies - A Window on the Relationship between Greek Culture and Christian Faith
16. Summing up part two
Opposition to Encyclical Studies
Encyclical Studies cannot be avoided
Advocates of Encyclical Studies
Arguments Employed in the Debate
Acting like Bees
All or Nothing?
Part Three: Looking Back to the New Testament
17. The New Testament and Encyclical Studies
17.1 Homer in the New Testament? An Appraisal of Dennis R. MacDonald's "Mimesis Criticism"
17.2 Paul on Encyclical Studies?
18. Drawing the Findings Together
Bibliography and indices
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