The Resource Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity, Luke Timothy Johnson

Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity, Luke Timothy Johnson

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Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity
Title
Among the gentiles
Title remainder
Greco-Roman religion and Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Luke Timothy Johnson
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Greco-Roman religion and Christianity
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The question of Christianity's relation to the other religions of the world is more pertinent and difficult today than ever before. While Christianity's historical failure to appreciate or actively engage Judaism is notorious, Christianity's even more shoddy record with respect to 'pagan' religions is less understood. Christians have inherited a virtually unanimous theological tradition that thinks of paganism in terms of demonic possession, and of Christian missions as a rescue operation that saves pagans from inherently evil practices. In undertaking this fresh inquiry into early Christianity and Greco-Roman paganism, Luke Timothy Johnson begins with a broad definition of religion as a way of life organized around convictions and experiences concerning ultimate power. In the tradition of William James's Variety of Religious Experience, he identifies four distinct ways of being religious: religion as participation in benefits, as moral transformation, as transcending the world, and as stabilizing the world. Using these criteria as the basis for his exploration of Christianity and paganism, Johnson finds multiple points of similarity in religious sensibility. Christianity's failure to adequately come to grips with its first pagan neighbors, Johnson asserts, inhibits any effort to engage positively with adherents of various world religions. This thoughtful and passionate study should help break down the walls between Christianity and other religious traditions."--Jacket
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Title
Among the Gentiles
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Subject
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335988
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
261.2/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BR127
LC item number
.J585 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Anchor Yale Bible reference library
Target audience
adult
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Greco-Roman religion and Christianity
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Greco-Roman religion and Christianity
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Luke Timothy Johnson
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Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity, Luke Timothy Johnson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-403) and indexes
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  • HOU-CEN
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The appearance of Christianity in the Greco-Roman world
  • New Testament Christianity as participation in divine benefits
  • New Testament Christianity as moral transformation
  • Christianity in the second and third centuries : participation in divine benefits
  • Moral transformation in second- and third-century Christianity
  • Transcending the world in second- and third-century Christianity
  • Stabilizing the world in second- and third-century Christianity
  • After Constantine : Christianity as imperial religion
  • Beyond attack and apology : a new look at an old debate
  • Beginning a new conversation
  • A preliminary profile of Greco-Roman religion
  • Religion as participation in divine benefits : Aelius Aristides
  • Religion as moral transformation : Epictetus
  • Religion as transcending the world : Poimandres
  • Religion as stabilizing the world : Plutarch
  • Ways of being Jewish in the Greco-Roman world
Control code
ocn444387833
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 461 pages
Isbn
9780300142082
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009928180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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u1872513
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  • (OCoLC)444387833
  • (Sirsi) a1872513

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