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A Bridge Linking Greek Religion and Judaism to Christianity

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter introduces the world of Christians — who came from both the Greek religious environment (Gentile Christians) and Judaism (Jewish Christians) — but also from the group of pagans who were ... More


Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

John Marenbon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

From the turn of the fifth century to the beginning of the eighteenth, Christian writers were fascinated and troubled by the ‘Problem of Paganism’, which this book identifies and examines for the ... More


Mission and Conversion: Proselytizing in the Religious History of the Roman Empire

Martin Goodman

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263876
eISBN:
9780191682674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Judaism

This book tackles a central problem of Jewish and comparative religious history: proselytization and the origins of mission in the Early Church. Why did some individuals in the first four centuries ... More


Dante and Boccaccio

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers the highly paradoxical position occupied by ancient pagans, who are considered genuinely and outstandingly virtuous and yet at the same are condemned to Hell. This paradox is ... More


Pagan Knowledge, 1400–1700

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter turns to the first of the three aspects of the Problem of Paganism — knowledge, virtue, and salvation — which is examined here for the period 1400–1700. It begins by looking at ... More


The Salvation of Pagans, 1400–1700

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century theologians faced a new theological challenge in light of new evidence that there exists millions of virtuous pagans who had had no chance ... More


Days Linked by Song: Prudentius' Cathemerinon

Gerard O'Daly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199263950
eISBN:
9780191741364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263950.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Prudentius is arguably the greatest Latin poet of late antiquity. This book provides the Latin text, a new English verse translation, and critical reviews on each of his twelve lyric poems, the ... More


Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

John Casey

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240037
eISBN:
9780191680069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that the classical virtues of courage, temperance, practical wisdom, and justice, which are largely ignored in modern moral philosophy, centrally define the good for Man. The ... More


A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Carolyne Larrington

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This is a comparative study of Old Icelandic and Old English wisdom poetry. It examines problems of form, unity, and coherence, and how the genre responds to social change, both reflecting and ... More


Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition

Henry Chadwick

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198266730
eISBN:
9780191683077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266730.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The historian of Western culture cannot travel far without discovering that the roots of many 20th-century questions lie in the ancient dialogue between the early Christians and culture of the old ... More


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