Jacobsen, Anders-Christian / Ulrich, Jörg / Brakke, David (eds.)
Critique and Apologetics
Jews, Christians and Pagans in Antiquity
Year of Publication: 2009
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. 327 pp., 4 tables
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This book contains 13 contributions from an international conference held in 2007. The idea of the conference was to investigate the confrontations and the cultural, philosophical and religious exchange between different religious groups in antiquity and to establish a more comprehensive theory about what apologetics was considered to be both in the context of antiquity and from the perspective of modern scholarship: is it possible to define a literary genre called apologetics? Is it possible to talk about apologetics as a certain kind of discourse which is not limited to a special kind of texts? Which argumentative strategies are implied in apologetic discourses? The essays in this volume present a new approach to these questions.
Contents: Jörg Ulrich/Anders-Christian Jacobsen: Preface - Anders Klostergaard Petersen: The Diversity of Apologetics: From Genre to a Mode of Thinking - Judith M. Lieu: Jews, Christians and 'Pagans' in Conflict - Oda Wischmeyer: Criticism of Judaism in Greek and Roman Sources: Charges and Apologetics (Second Century BC to Second Century AD) - Anders-Christian Jacobsen: Main Topics in Early Christian Apologetics - Eve-Marie Becker: Jews and Christians in Conflict? Polemical and Satirical Elements in Revelation 2-3 - Barbara Aland: Apologetic Motives in Gnostic Texts - Friedrich Avemarie: Traces of Apologetics in Rabbinic Literature - Jakob Engberg: Truth Begs No Favours - Martyr-Literature and Apologetics - Jörg Ulrich: Apologetics and Orthodoxy - Lorenzo Perrone: For the Sake of a 'Rational Worship': The Issue of Prayer and Cult in Early Christian Apologetics - John M.G. Barclay: Josephus' Contra Apionem as Jewish Apologetics - Maijastina Kahlos: Ritus ad solos digitos pertinens (Lact., inst. 5.19,29): A Caricature of Roman Civic Religion in Lactantius' Institutiones divinae - Karla Pollmann: Nullus quippe credit aliquid, nisi prius cogitaverit esse credendum: Augustine as Apologist.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editors: Anders-Christian Jacobsen is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Aarhus (Denmark).
Jörg Ulrich is Professor of Early Church History in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany).
David Brakke is Professor of Ancient Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at the Indiana University of Bloomington (USA).
«(...) this volume should be praised for a clear level of consistency, as a common thread throughout the diverse contributions is the interpretation of apologetic writings from various perspectives. Therefore, anyone interested in the apologetic writings should take note of this volume, as the range of issues and topics dealt with leads to meaningful insights in these types of writings that are part of the literary Jewish, Christian and pagan traditions.» (Danielle Slootjes, Bryn Mawr Classical Review)
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