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Baptism, Acts, and Arator

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter argues that in writing the Historia Apostolica Arator was particularly concerned to emphasize and explain the role of baptism in the Acts ... More


The Ethiopic Version

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261704
eISBN:
9780191682209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the introduction of Christianity into Ethiopia and the early manuscripts of the Ethiopic version of the New Testament. Many modern scholars date the origin of the Ethiopic ... More


Poet and Pope: Text and Context

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

April 6, 544 was a day of no ordinary significance in the life of Pope Vigilius and the Roman Catholic Church over which he presided. It was the day a ... More


Apostles and Evangelists

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The authors of the four gospels not only provided support for oral tradition as memories of Jesus faded but also interpreted it for succeeding generations. The continued story of the Church in Acts ... More


Peter in Scripture

A. Edward Siecienski

in The Papacy and the Orthodox: Sources and History of a Debate

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190245252
eISBN:
9780190245276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190245252.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter discusses the portrayal of Peter in the gospels and epistles, asking how events from 50 to 120 AD shaped the memory of Peter in the various churches of the New Testament. As soon becomes ... More


Second Period: The Theological Frameworks of Hebrews, The Deutero-Pauline Epistles, James and Peter, The Synoptic Gospels and Acts

Peter C. Hodgson

in Lectures on New Testament Theology: by Ferdinand Christian Baur

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754176
eISBN:
9780191815904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754176.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Biblical Studies

Baur starts this period (AD 70–140) with the Epistle to the Hebrews, which, he says, mediates between Paul’s critique of Judaism and the apocalyptic writer’s embrace of it. It does so by introducing ... More


‘Foolishness to the Greeks’: Jews and Christians in the Public Life of the Empire

Loveday Alexander

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the hypothesis that the multifarious activities of philosophers created a philosophy-shaped hole, a template within the structures of imperial public life, ready to be exploited ... More


Saucius Infans Baptism and Circumcision

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

A section of the Historia Apostolica provides another example of Arator's treatment of the text of Acts of the Apostles. The passage occupies only four ... More


Iustis Via, Sontibus Unda The Crossing of the Red Sea

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In Historia Apostolica 2. 40–95, Arator's attitude to the text of the Acts of the Apostles is evident: namely, that it is a commentary rather than a ... More


Paul on the Areopagus

James Barr

in Biblical Faith and Natural Theology: The Gifford Lectures for 1991: Delivered in the University of Edinburgh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198263760
eISBN:
9780191600395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263767.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Studies Paul's speech at Athens (Acts 17) and the question whether it implies or supports natural theology.


Selden's Rabbis in the Court of Common Pleas

Jason P. Rosenblatt

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

One of the purest expressions of John Selden’s thought as a lawyer, political theorist, and Hebraist appears in a legal decision written fifteen years after his death by his disciple, Sir John ... More


Recontextualizing Acts: Religious, Ethnic, and Civic Identity

Christopher Stroup

in The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300247893
eISBN:
9780300252187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247893.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter situates Acts of the Apostles historically and examines previous scholarship on Jewish identity and Acts. It argues that Lukan ethnic reasoning—as mediated by the cultural context of ... More


Moving Through the Polis, Asserting Christian Jewishness

Christopher Stroup

in The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300247893
eISBN:
9780300252187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247893.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores how Acts of the Apostles and the Salutaris Foundation inscription each uses ethnic reasoning together with civic and imperial space to produce unified identities. Focusing on ... More


The Jerusalem Council and the Foundation of Salutaris

Christopher Stroup

in The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300247893
eISBN:
9780300252187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247893.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter assesses how Acts of the Apostles uses the image of Jewishness constructed in Acts 2:5–13 to depict the Jewishness of Christian non-Jews in the Jerusalem council (15:1–21). Comparing the ... More


The New Testament (50–100)

David W. Kling

in A History of Christian Conversion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780195320923
eISBN:
9780190062620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320923.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses primarily on the New Testament, the charter document for Christian views of conversion. It examines the vocabulary of conversion and the multitudinous ways that Scripture depicts ... More


Prelude: Before Augustine

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/9780691142555.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter provides a prelude into the terms of the Problem of Paganism, as it would be discussed in the West until the end of the seventeenth century. It begins by looking at the earliest ... More


Lotus sed non Mundus Simon Magus and the Raven

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Arator passed over the difficulties associated with one passage of the Acts of the Apostles — the separation of baptism from the laying on of hands and ... More


. The Speeches in Acts

George A. Kennedy

in New Testament Interpretation Through Rhetorical Criticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807841204
eISBN:
9781469616261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807841204.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter explores the “Book of Acts”, or the “Acts of the Apostles”. The chapter looks at the preface, narratives, speeches, and other letters in chronological order. This book was mainly ... More


Jews and Christians in the Polis

Christopher Stroup

in The Christians Who Became Jews: Acts of the Apostles and Ethnicity in the Roman City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300247893
eISBN:
9780300252187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247893.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the importance of ethnicity and ethnic rhetoric to the formation of ancient Christian identity. The cities of the Roman Empire were filled with gods ... More


Conclusion

Matthew Thiessen

in Paul and the Gentile Problem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190271756
eISBN:
9780190271770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190271756.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The conclusion reiterates the major findings of the book and then argues that corroborating support for this interpretation of Paul can be found in the Acts of the Apostles. While one must exercise ... More


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