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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
Appendix/What did Thaumasius want?