Documents For The Study Of The Gospels / Edition 2

Documents For The Study Of The Gospels / Edition 2

by David R. Cartlidge
     
 

This collection of freshly translated texts leads to a new appreciation of the richness and variety of the religious world within which Christianity emerged as a powerful new force. Bringing together for the first time under a single cover documents from Jewish, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Syrian, and little-known early Christian sources, the material is arranged to bring… See more details below

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This collection of freshly translated texts leads to a new appreciation of the richness and variety of the religious world within which Christianity emerged as a powerful new force. Bringing together for the first time under a single cover documents from Jewish, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Syrian, and little-known early Christian sources, the material is arranged to bring out as clearly as possible the ways in which early Christian worship of Jesus Christ as Savior and God both echoed contemporary worship of other savior gods and at the same time stood in sharp contrast to such worship.

This revised and enlarged edition contains a new introduction on texts and traditions in late antiquity, a reworked translation of The Gospel of Peter, selections from Ovid's Metamorphoses, plus such documents as Papyrus Egerton 2, Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 840, and The Apocryphon of James. In addition, the table of contents has been expanded to allow easier access to the documents contained herein.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800628093
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/17/1994
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
958,475
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised and Enlarged Edition
Note on the Translations
Introduction
Texts and Tradition in Late Antiquity1
Savior Gods in the Mediterranean World5
Pt. 1The Christian Savior
The Coptic Gospel of Thomas19
The Acts of the Holy Apostle Thomas30
Jesus after the Resurrection49
Pistis Sophia, Books 1.1; 2.1-8; 4. 141-143
The Gospel of Philip53
The Gospel of Peter76
Fragment of an Uncanonical Gospel80
Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 840
A Letter from Pilate to Claudius and The Trial of Pilate in Rome82
Jesus' Medical Correspondence with King Abgar85
Eusebius Ecclesiastical History 1.13.1-10
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas86
The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew91
The Birth of Jesus96
A Latin Infancy Gospel
Fragments of an Unknown Gospel99
Papyrus Egerton 2
The Gospel of James101
Protevangelium Jacobi
The Apocryphon of James111
Nag Hammadi Codex I, 2:1.1-16.30
Pt. 2Greek, Jewish, and Roman Parallels Illustrating the Milieu of the Gospels
The Sacred History of Asklepios121
Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1381
Two Prefaces from Arrian125
Arrian, Letter to Lucius Gellius
The Expedition of Alexander, Preface
Isocrates126
Evagoras
The Birth of Plato (1)129
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers 3.1-2, 45
The Birth of Plato (2)130
Origen, Against Celsus I.37
The Birth of Alexander the Great131
Plutarch, Parallel Lives, Alexander 2.1-3.2
The Birth of Augustus132
Suetonius, Lives of the Caesars II.94.1-7
The Birth and Childhood of Pythagoras134
Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras, 3-10
The Birth of Herakles135
Diodorus Siculus, Library of History 4.9.1-10
Aesop's Fables137
Rabbinic Parables140
Sayings of Thales, Aristippos, and Aristotle141
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers 1.35-37; 2.68-81; 5.17-18
Sayings of Alexander and Others143
Alexander the Great (Plutarch. Morals 179D-181F)
Epictetus145
Arrian, Discourses of Epictetus 3.22.1 ff
Two Stories from Epictetus148
Arrian, Discourses of Epictetus 1.2.19-29
Asklepios151
The Epidauros Inscriptions
Pythagoras153
Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras, 36, 60-61, 134-36
Vespasian155
Tacitus, Histories 4.81
A Syrian Exorcist156
Lucian, The Lover of Lies 16
Chanina ben Dosa157
A Jewish Boy Calms the Sea159
The Rabbis Reject Miracles159
The Murder of Julius Caesar162
Virgil, Georgics 1.463-468
Suetonius, The Lives of the Caesars 1.88-89
Plutarch, Caesar 69.3-5
The Wine Miracle of Dionysos164
Pausanius, Description of Greece 6.26.1f
The Salvation of Lucius165
Apuleius, Metamorphoses II
The Messianic Banquet at Qumran169
The Scroll of the Rule (The Rule Annexe [IQSa 11-22])
2 Esdras 11; 13171
A Roman "Messianic" Prophecy175
Virgil, Eclogue IV
The Footsteps of the Messiah178
Mishnah, Sotah 9:15
Zeno179
Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers 9.26
Eleazar180
4 Maccabees 5:1-6:28
Rabbi Akiba182
Romulus185
Ovid, Metamorphoses 14.805-851Read More

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