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Jerusalem and Athens : cultural transformation in late antiquity /
E.A. Judge ; essays selected and edited by Alanna Nobbs.
imprint
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, c2010.
description
xii, 352 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
3161505727, 9783161505720
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imprint
Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, c2010.
isbn
3161505727
9783161505720
contents note
Classical antiquity and Christianity. The beginning of religious history -- Group religions in the Roman Empire -- Synagogue and church in the Roman Empire : the insoluble problem of toleration -- The impact of Paul's gospel on ancient society -- "Antike und Christentum" : some recent work from Cologne -- "Antike und Christentum" : towards a definition of the field -- Athens and Jerusalem -- Documents of late antiquity. Jews, proselytes and God-fearers club together -- A state schoolteacher makes a salary bid -- The ecumenical synod of Dionysiac artists -- The puzzle of Christian presence in Egypt before Constantine -- The earliest use of monachos for "monk" (P.Coll.Youtie 77) and the origins of monasticism -- Fourth-century monasticism in the papyri -- The quest for mercy in late antiquity -- The magical use of scripture in the papyri -- From ancient to modern. The conversion of Rome : ancient sources of modern social tensions -- Christian innovation and its contemporary observers -- The interaction of biblical and classical education in the fourth century -- Conversion in the ancient world -- The absence of religion, even in Ammianus? -- Biblical sources of historical method -- Ancient beginnings of the modern world.
catalogue key
7400201
 
"Occasional papers of E.A. Judge": p. [315]-321.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Main Description
This collection of essays treats the interaction of the classical and biblical traditions, the cultural transformation of late antiquity, and the contested heritage of Athens and Jerusalem in the modern West. Christianity emerges as essentially a movement of ideas, opposed at first to the cultic practice of religion. The new message with its demanding morality laid the foundations for our radically different sense of 'religion' as the quest for the ideal life.The 'Judge method' starts from textual detail with a particular focus on those documents of the times retrieved from stone or papyrus. The collection reflects a more holistic approach to history, developing the recent emphasis upon late antiquity as a distinctive epoch in the cultural genesis of the modern world.
Main Description
This collection of essays treats the interaction of the classical and biblical traditions, the cultural transformation of late antiquity, and the contested heritage of Athens and Jerusalem in the modern West. Christianity emerges as essentially a movement of ideas, opposed at first to the cultic practice of religion. The new message with its demanding morality laid the foundations for our radically different sense of religion' as the quest for the ideal life.The Judge method' starts from textual detail with a particular focus on those documents of the times retrieved from stone or papyrus. The collection reflects a more holistic approach to history, developing the recent emphasis upon late antiquity as a distinctive epoch in the cultural genesis of the modern world.

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