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Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World: Philosophers, Jews and Christians (H Gregory Snyder) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2000) 9780415217651

Title: Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World: Philosophers, Jews and Christians

Author: Snyder, H Gregory

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2000

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415217651

Volumes: 1; Pages: 352

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Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of religious and philosophical teaching and classroom practices in the ancient world. Snyder synthesizes a wide range of ancient evidence and modern scholarship to address such questions as how the literary practices of Jews and Christians compared to the literary practices of the philosophical schools and whether Christians were particularly noteworthy for their attachment to scripture.


"... a helpful and very engaging book."--Fred Burnett, Anderson University Religious Studies Review, October 2002

Table of Contents


1. "Not subjects of a despot": Stoics

2. "Salvation through each other": Epicureans

3. A library lost and found: Peripatetics

4. Books beneath a plane

5. Jewish and Christian groups

Part 1 Laws transcendent and dazzling: Philo of Alexandria

Part 2 Books among the sons of light: Qumran

Part 3 Texts and text-brokers: Judaism in Palestine

Part 4 "Unless someone guides me": Christian groups

General conclusions

Appendix/What did Thaumasius want?



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