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Title: Mimesis and Intertextuality in Antiquity and Christianity
Author: MacDonald, Dennis R
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Publisher: Trinity Press International; Publication Date: 2001
Paperback; ISBN: 9781563383359
Volumes: 1; Pages: 184
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In a riveting and groundbreaking collection of essays, a distinguished group of scholars examines the ways in which early Christian writers practiced mimesis_the conscious imitation of literary models from the Greco-Roman world. While the study of intertextuality has influenced deeply the study of the Synoptic Gospels and other early Christian texts, few scholars of early Christian literature have enriched their observations with studies of mimesis. The apocryphal Acts of Andrew, for instance, contains extensive imitation of Homeric and Euripidean poetry, and both Luke-Acts and Mark contain extensive imitation of the Homeric epics. These essays examine the phenomenon of mimesis and intertextuality through an in-depth examination of particular texts, ranging from the apocryphal book of Tobit to Luke-Acts and the Synoptic Gospels.
Contributors include: Fran ois Bovon (Harvard Divinity School); Thomas Louis Brodie (Dominican House of Study, Dublin, Ireland); Ellen Finkelpearl (Scripps College); Ronald F. Hock (University of Southern California); George W. E. Nickelsburg (University of Iowa); Judith Perkins (Saint Joseph College); and Gregory J. Riley (Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University).
1 Tobit and the Odyssey
2 Tobit, Genesis, and the Odyssey: A Complex Web of Intertextuality
3 Homer in Greco-Roman Education
4 Pagan Traditions of Intertextuality in the Roman World
5 Mimesis of Classical Ideals in the Second Christian Century
6 Towards Tracing the Gospels' Literary Indebtedness to the Epistles
7 Space, Place, Voice in the Acts of the Martyrs and the Greek Romance
8 Facing the Scriptures: Mimesis and Intertextuality in the Acts of Philip
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