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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


Artemisia of Minorca: Gender and the Conversion of the Jews in the Fifth Century

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

In this chapter, Kraemer examines an account not considered in her earlier work: the Letter of Severus of Minorca on the Conversion of the Jews, which narrates the conversion of the entire Jewish ... More


Veturia of Rome and Rufina of Smyrna as Counterbalance: Women Office Holders in Ancient Synagogues and Gentile Adopters of Judean Practices

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter moves away from an exclusive focus on literary materials, and their particular challenges, to two issues for which the sources are particularly (although not exclusively) epigraphical: ... More


Miriai

Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

in The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153859
eISBN:
9780199834051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153855.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Focuses on the mythological figure of Miriai, who in some Mandaean traditions is Jesus’ mother, while in others she is portrayed as a positive figure, but with no associations with Jesus. The ... More


Fiunt, non nascuntur Christiani: Conversion, Community, and Christian Identity in Late Antiquity

Andrew Louth

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

Late antiquity sees a change within the Christian community from a community of converts to a community into which people were born as babies. The huge problems that this shift posed for the nature ... More


An Out-of-Control Convert: Paul on the Way to Damascus (Acts 9)

Brittany E. Wilson

in Unmanly Men: Refigurations of Masculinity in Luke-Acts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199325009
eISBN:
9780190229191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325009.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 5 focuses on Paul’s conversion, or call, on the road to Damascus in Acts 9. Paul’s conversion not only inaugurates his identity as a member of “the Way,” but it provides our first in-depth ... More


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