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Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians (Mark J Edwards Martin Goodman, Simon Price, Chris Rowland (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1999) 9780198269861
Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians (Mark J Edwards Martin Goodman, Simon Price, Chris Rowland (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 1999) 9780198269861
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Title: Apologetics in the Roman Empire: Pagans, Jews, and Christians

Author: Edwards, Mark J Martin Goodman, Simon Price, Chris Rowland (eds)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 1999

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780198269861

Volumes: 1; Pages: 328

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This book is a comprehensive survey of the dialogue between pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Roman empire up to the time when Constantine declared himself a Christian. Each chapter is written by a distinguished scholar and is devoted to a single text or group of texts with the aim of identifying the probable audience, the literary milieu, and the circumstances that led to this form of writing.Features* Relates Jewish and Christian to Graeco-Roman writing in a crucial transitional period of the Roman empire* distinguished roll-call of contributorsCONTENTSNote on Contributors 1 Introduction: Apologetics in the Roman World 2 The Acts of the Apostles as an Apologetic Text 3 Josephus' Treatise Against Apion 4 Talking at Trypho: Christian Apologetic as Anti-Judaism in Justin's Dialogue with Trypho the Jew 5 Greek Apologists of the Second Century 6 Latin Christian Apologetics: Minucius Felix, Tertullian, and Cyprian 7 Origen's Treatise Against Celsus 8 Defending Hellenism: Philostratus, In Honour of Apollonius 9 The Flowering of Latin Apologetic: Lactantius and Arnobius 10 Eusebius' Apologetic Writings 11 The Constantinian Circle and the Oration to the Saints Bibliography Index
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