Sage, Saint And Sophist / Edition 1

Sage, Saint And Sophist / Edition 1

by Graham Anderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415023726

ISBN-13: 9780415023726

Pub. Date: 03/17/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies techniques of literary analysis to throw light on the lifestyles and behaviour of these figures, from Jesus Christ to Peregrinus Proteus to dio Chrysostom,

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Overview

Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies techniques of literary analysis to throw light on the lifestyles and behaviour of these figures, from Jesus Christ to Peregrinus Proteus to dio Chrysostom, stressing their individuality as much as their common features.
Sage, Saint and Sophist examines the variety of services, real or imaginary, that these colouful figures had to offer and how they maintained their credibility to become the objects of successful religious cults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415023726
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/17/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1Concepts: The Holy Man and His Milieux1
2Viewpoints: Perceptions and Perspectives16
3Patterns: Lives and Lifestyles34
4Wisdom: Crafts, Cunning, Credulity54
5Acclamation: The Rhetoric of Revelation73
6Action: Display and Intervention86
7Alliance: Disciples, Clients, Patrons113
8Opposition: False Prophets, Cheats and Charlatans131
9Authority: Caesars, Principalities and Powers151
10Travel: Holy Men on the Move167
11Representation: The Holy Man in Fiction178
12Prestige: The Enhancement of Holiness188
13Progress: Continuities and Comparisons198
14Epilogue: Varieties of Ambiguity218
Appendix: Jesus the Jew; Jesus the Magician222
Notes228
Select bibliography270
Index280

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