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Empsychoi Logoi - Religious Innovations in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Pieter Willem van der Horst (Alberdina Houtman Albert de Jong, Magda Misset-van de Weg (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004165977
Empsychoi Logoi - Religious Innovations in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Pieter Willem van der Horst (Alberdina Houtman Albert de Jong, Magda Misset-van de Weg (eds)) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2008) 9789004165977
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Title: Empsychoi Logoi - Religious Innovations in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Pieter Willem van der Horst

Author: Houtman, Alberdina Albert de Jong, Magda Misset-van de Weg (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2008

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004165977

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxiv, 648

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The fact that religions show internal variation and develop over time is not only a problem for believers, but has also long engaged scholars. This is especially true for the religions of the ancient world, where the mere idea of innovation in religious matters evoked notions of revolution and destruction. With the emergence of new religious identities from the first century onwards, we begin to find traces of an entirely new vision of religion. The question was not whether a particular belief was new, but whether it was true and the two were no longer felt to be mutually exclusive. The present volume brings together articles that study this transformation, ranging from broad overviews to detailed case-studies.ContentsAbbreviationsPrefaceIntroductionI. ContextsI. Zwiep Judenthum, Griechentum and Christentum as Parameters in Early Nineteenth Century Jewish Political ThinkingM. Goodman Explaining Change in Judaism in Late AntiquityG. G. Stroumsa The End of Sacrifice: Religious Mutations of Late AntiquityD. T. Runia Worshipping the Visible Gods: Conflict and Accommodation in Hellenism, Hellenistic Judaism and Early ChristianityII. The Impact of the IndividualJ. den Boeft Ammianus Marcellinus? Judgement of Julian's PietyA. de Jong A quodam Persa exstiterunt: Re-Orienting Manichaean OriginsA. Merz &T. Tieleman The Letter of Mara bar Sarapion: Some Comments on its Philosophical and Historical ContextJ. Tromp John the Baptist according to Flavius Josephus, and his Incorporation in the Christian TraditionJ.-W. van Henten The Panegyris in Jerusalem: Responses to Herod's Initiative (Josephus, Antiquities 15.268-290)III. Group Dynamics as Agents of Religious ChangeB. Becking Sabbath at Elephantine: A Short Episode in the Construction of Jewish IdentityM. J. J. Menken The Opponents in the Johannine Epistles: Fact or Fiction?G. van Oyen Is there a Heresy that Necessitated Jude's Letter?B. J. Lietaert Peerbolte Jewish Monotheism and Christian OriginsH. van de Sandt The Didache Redefining its Jewish Identity in the Light of Gentiles Joining the CommunityP. Schaefer Bereshit Bara Elohim: Bereshit Rabba, Parashah 1, ReconsideredIV. New Texts, New ReadingsR. van den Broek Manichaean Elements in an Early Version of the Virgin Mary's AssumptionJ. Mansfeld &K. Algra Interpretative Thetas in the Strasbourg EmpedoclesT. Nicklas Our Righteous Brethren: Reflections on the Description of the Righteous Ones according to the Greek Revelation of Peter (Akhm. 2)E. Tigchelaar The Evil Inclination in the Dead Sea Scrolls, with a Re-edition of 4Q468i (4QSectarian Text)K. Worp A Greek Letter from SyriaV. Jewish and Christian Texts in ComparisonJ. N. Bremmer Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Heliodorus in the Temple and Paul on the Road to DamascusH. Lichtenberger The Untold End: 2 Maccabees and ActsA. Houtman &M. Misset-van de Weg The Fate of the Wicked: Second Death in Early Jewish and Christian TextsG. Rouwhorst &M. Poorthuis Why do the Nations Conspire: Psalm 2 in Post-Biblical Jewish and Christian TraditionsVI. The Development of Jewish LiteratureJ. H. Newman The Composition of Prayers and Songs in Philo's De Vita ContemplativaK.-W. Niebuhr Life and Death in Pseudo-PhocylidesE. Ottenheijm The Phrase Good Works in Early Judaism: A Universal Code for the Jewish Law?E. Tov The LXX Translation of Esther: A Paraphrastic Translation of MT, a Free Translation or a Rewritten Version?W. J. van Bekkum The Hidden Reference: the Role of EDOM in Late Antique and Early Medieval Jewish HymnographyVII. The Development of Early Christian LiteratureJ. Herzer Rearranging the House of God: A New Perspective on the Pastoral EpistlesG. E. Sterling Prayer as Theological Reflection: The Function of Prayer in EphesiansG. Mussies Reflections on the Apocryphal Gospels as SupplementsList of ContributorsIndex
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