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Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

B. Diane Lipsett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Self-restraint or self-mastery may appear to be the opposite of erotic desire. But in three ancient tales of conversion—The Shepherd of Hermas, the Acts of Paul and Thecla, and Joseph and Aseneth—the ... More


Conclusion: The Narrativity of Desire, Restraint, and Conversion

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The conclusion compares concisely how the different narrative textures and particularities of the tales of Hermas, Thecla, and Aseneth generate discrete representations of conversion. It also offers ... More


Scrutinizing Desire: Hermas, Metanoia, and Manliness

B. Diane Lipsett

in Desiring Conversion: Hermas, Thecla, Aseneth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754519
eISBN:
9780199827213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754519.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines the interplay in The Shepherd of Hermas between desire and self-restraint, and does so as an entrance into the text’s larger concern with metanoia (repentance or conversion), ... More


Conclusion

Jörg Rüpke

in On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This concluding chapter argues that lived religion and individual appropriations are identifiable at the heart of rituals like praying, vowing, dedicating, and reading. It then assesses how different ... More


Begotten and Adopted Sons of God—Before and After Nicea

Michael Peppard

in The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199753703
eISBN:
9780199914432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753703.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Chapter 5 synthesizes a broad range of texts in order to show the shifting relationship between begotten and adoptive metaphors during the first four centuries of Christianity. These texts show how ... More


Background of the Muratorian Fragment

Geoffrey Mark Hahneman

in The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263418
eISBN:
9780191682537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The Muratorian Fragment was first published in 1740 as an example of a barbarous scribal transcription. The beginning and probably the end of the Fragment are missing. A substantial portion of its ... More


The Shepherd of Hermas

Geoffrey Mark Hahneman

in The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263418
eISBN:
9780191682537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263418.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

While the traditional dating of the Muratorian Fragment has been based on its statements about the Shepherd of Hermas, those statements themselves appear to be erroneous or misleading on several ... More


Instructing Literary Practice in The Shepherd of Hermas

Jörg Rüpke

in On Roman Religion: Lived Religion and the Individual in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704703
eISBN:
9781501706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704703.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter explores an early second-century text: The Shepherd of Hermas. This text was part of the Codex Sinaiticus, the fundamental Bible manuscript of the fourth century with the siglum Aleph. ... More


Fighting for Differences: Forms and Limits of Religious Individuality in the ‘Shepherd of Hermas’

Jörg Rüpke

in The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674503
eISBN:
9780191752407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674503.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter follows the same line of investigation, focusing on a slightly later Christian author, the author of the 'Shepherd of Hermas'. Fighting with the blurring (more precise: making) of ... More


The Changing Fortunes of the Guardian Angel

Richard Sowerby

in Angels in Early Medieval England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198785378
eISBN:
9780191827303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785378.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Theology

Angels were believed to play a very real part in the lives of human beings, and the Bible supported the notion that God regularly assigned angels as guardians over the souls of the living. This ... More


There Is No Slave or Free

Stephen J. Patterson

in The Forgotten Creed: Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865825
eISBN:
9780190879037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865825.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the all-pervasive and brutal reality of slavery in the ancient world and the tentative, ambiguous responses of early Christians to it. Paul’s attempts were particularly tepid. ... More


The Self-giving Power of God: in Early Christianity

Jonathan Hill

in Divine Powers in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198767206
eISBN:
9780191821370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767206.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter puts forward the idea of a distinctively early Christian understanding of divine power in terms of a logic driven primarily by concerns about apostolic mission and preaching. It ... More


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