Early Christianity and Greek Paidea / Edition 1

Early Christianity and Greek Paidea / Edition 1

by Werner Jaeger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674220528

ISBN-13: 9780674220522

Pub. Date: 10/15/1985

Publisher: Harvard

This small book, the last work of a world-renowned scholar, has established itself as a classic. It provides a superb overview of the vast historical process by which Christianity was Hellenized and Hellenic civilization became Christianized.

Jaeger shows that without the large postclassical expansion of Greek culture the rise of a Christian world religion would

Overview

This small book, the last work of a world-renowned scholar, has established itself as a classic. It provides a superb overview of the vast historical process by which Christianity was Hellenized and Hellenic civilization became Christianized.

Jaeger shows that without the large postclassical expansion of Greek culture the rise of a Christian world religion would have been impossible. He explains why the Hellenization of Christianity was necessary in apostolic and postapostalic times; points out similarities between Greek philosophy and Christian belief; discuss such key figures as Clement, Origen, and Gregory of Nyssa; and touches on the controversies that led to the ultimate complex synthesis of Greek and Christian thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674220522
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/15/1985
Series:
Belknap Press Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
792,411
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

PART I

PART II

PART III

PART IV

PART V

PART VI

PART VII

Notes

Index

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