Religious competition in the third century CE : Jews, Christians, and the Greco-Roman world /
edited by Jordan D. Rosenblum, Lily C. Vuong and Nathaniel P. DesRosiers.
Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, [2014].
257 pages ; 24 cm.
3525550685 (, 9783525550687 (
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Göttingen : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, [2014].
3525550685 (
9783525550687 (
contents note
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- I. Assessing religious competition in the third century: methods and approaches. What did he say? The ideas of religious experts and the 99% / Daniel C. Ullucci -- Pythagoras the Theurgist: Porphyry and Iamblichus on the role of ritual in the philosophical life / Heidi Marx-Wolf -- Narratives of decline and renewal in the writing of philosophical history / Arthur P. Urbano -- The trouble with religious tolerance in Roman antiquity / Steven J. Larson -- Sanctifying interpretation: the Christian interpreter as priest in origen / Kevin M. McGinnis -- Rehashing the leftovers of idols: Cyprian and early Christian constructions of sacrifice / Andrew B. McGowan -- II. Ritual space and practice. Competitive giving in the third century CE: early rabbinic approaches to Greco-Roman civic benefaction / Gregg E. Gardner -- Oath and anti-oath: alternating forms of community building in the third century / Nathaniel P. DesRosiers -- Qualifying rabbinic ritual agents: cognitive science and the early rabbinic kitchen / Jordan D. Rosenblum and Daniel C. Ullucci -- The Temple persists: collective memories of the Jewish Temple in Christian narrative imagination / Lily C. Vuong -- Battling bishops, the Roman aristocracy, and the contestation of civic space in late antique Rome / Jacob A. Latham -- III. Modes of competition. Inscription as religious competition in third-century Syria / Karen B. Stern -- Spatial struggle: intercity relations and topography of intra-rabbinic-competition / Gil P. Klein -- The use of Jews in Julian's program: "dying for the law" in the Letter to Theodorus: a case study / Ari Finkelstein -- Heresiology as ethnography: theorising Christian difference / Todd S. Berzon -- The Damascian dichotomy: contention and concord in the history of late Platonism / Todd C. Krulak -- endering (the) competition: religious competition in the third century: Jews, Christians, and the Greco-Roman world / Ross S. Kraemer -- List of abbreviations -- Collected bibliography -- List of contributors -- Index.
general note
"This group of scholars began to meet formally in New Orleans at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). This volume contains the papers presented during the first three years of this SBL unit"--Page 11.
International conference proceedings.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-246) and index.

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