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Empsychoi logoi--religious innovations in antiquity [electronic resource] : studies in honour of Pieter Willem van der Horst / edited by Alberdina Houtman, Albert de Jong, and Magda Misset-van de Weg.

Contributor(s): Horst, Pieter Willem van der | Houtman, Alberdina | Jong, Albert de, 1966- | Weg, Magdalena Wilhelmina Misset-van de, 1943-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Ancient Judaism and early Christianity: v. 73.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 646 p.) : port.ISBN: 9789047433224 (electronic bk.); 904743322X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Religion -- Philosophy | Religions | RELIGION -- Ancient | Literatur | Christentum | Fr�uhchristentum | Judentum | Fr�uhjudentum | ReligionGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Empsychoi logoi--religious innovations in antiquity.DDC classification: 200.9/01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
'Judenthum', 'Griechenthum' and 'Christenthum' as parameters in early nineteenth-century Jewish political thinking / I.E. Zwiep -- Explaining change in Judaism in late antiquity / M. Goodman -- The end of sacrifice : religious mutations of late antiquity / G.G. Stroumsa -- Worshipping the visible gods : conflict and accommodation in Hellenism, Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity / D.T. Runia -- Ammianus Marcellinus' judgement of Julian's Piety / J. den Boeft -- A quodam persa exstiterunt : re-orienting Manichaean origins / A. de Jong -- The letter of Mara bar Sarapion : some comments on its philosophical and historical context / A. Merz and T. Tieleman -- John the Baptist according to Flavius Josephus, and his incorporation in the Christian tradition / J. Tromp -- The Panegyris in Jerusalem : responses to Herod's initiative (Josephus, antiquities 15.268-291) / J.W. van Henten -- Sabbath at Elephantine : a short episode in the construction of Jewish identity / B. Becking -- The opponents in the Johannine Epistles : fact or fiction? / M.J.J. Menken -- Is there a heresy that necessitated Jude's letter? / G. Van Oyen -- Jewish Monotheism and Christian origins / B.J. Lietaert Peerbolte -- The didache redefining its Jewish identity in the light of Gentiles joining the community / H. van de Sandt -- Bereshit bara Elohim : Bereshit Rabba, Parashah 1, reconsidered / P. Sch�afer -- Manichaean elements in an early version of the Virgin Mary's assumption / R. van den Broek -- Interpretative Th�etas in the Strasbourg Empedocles / J. Mansfeld & K. Algra -- 'Our righteous brethren' : reflections on the description of the righteous ones according to the Greek revelation of Peter (Akhm. 2) / T. Nicklas -- The evil inclination in the Dead Sea Scrolls, with a re-edition of 4Q468i (4QSectarian text?) / E. Tigchelaar -- A Greek letter from Syria / K. Worp -- Close encounters of the third kind : Heliodorus in the temple and Paul on the road to Damascus / J.N. Bremmer -- The untold end : 2 Maccabees and Acts / H. Lichtenberger -- The fate of the wicked : second death in early Jewish and Christian texts / A. Houtman and M. Misset-van de Weg -- 'Why do the nations conspire?' : Psalm 2 in post-biblical Jewish and Christian traditions / G. Rouwhorst and M. Poorthuis -- The composition of prayers and songs in Philo's De vita contemplativa / J.H. Newman -- Life and death in pseudo-Phocylides / K.-W. Niebuhr -- The phrase 'good works' in early Judaism : a universal code for the Jewish law? / E. Ottenheijm -- The LXX translation of Esther : a paraphrastic translation of MT or a free translation or a rewritten version? / E. Tov -- The hidden reference : the role of EDOM in late antique and early medieval Jewish hymnography / W.J. van Bekkum -- Rearranging the 'House of God' : a new perspective on the pastoral epistles / J. Herzer -- Prayer as theological reflection : the function of prayer in Ephesians / G.E. Sterling -- Refections on the apocryphal Gospels as supplements / G. Mussies.
Summary: The fact that religions show internal variation and develop over time is not only a problem for believers, but has also long engaged scholars. This is especially true for the religions of the ancient world, where the mere idea of innovation in religious matters evoked notions of revolution and destruction. With the emergence of new religious identities from the first century onwards, we begin to find traces of an entirely new vision of religion. The question was not whether a particular belief was new, but whether it was true and the two were no longer felt to be mutually exclusive. The presen
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

'Judenthum', 'Griechenthum' and 'Christenthum' as parameters in early nineteenth-century Jewish political thinking / I.E. Zwiep -- Explaining change in Judaism in late antiquity / M. Goodman -- The end of sacrifice : religious mutations of late antiquity / G.G. Stroumsa -- Worshipping the visible gods : conflict and accommodation in Hellenism, Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity / D.T. Runia -- Ammianus Marcellinus' judgement of Julian's Piety / J. den Boeft -- A quodam persa exstiterunt : re-orienting Manichaean origins / A. de Jong -- The letter of Mara bar Sarapion : some comments on its philosophical and historical context / A. Merz and T. Tieleman -- John the Baptist according to Flavius Josephus, and his incorporation in the Christian tradition / J. Tromp -- The Panegyris in Jerusalem : responses to Herod's initiative (Josephus, antiquities 15.268-291) / J.W. van Henten -- Sabbath at Elephantine : a short episode in the construction of Jewish identity / B. Becking -- The opponents in the Johannine Epistles : fact or fiction? / M.J.J. Menken -- Is there a heresy that necessitated Jude's letter? / G. Van Oyen -- Jewish Monotheism and Christian origins / B.J. Lietaert Peerbolte -- The didache redefining its Jewish identity in the light of Gentiles joining the community / H. van de Sandt -- Bereshit bara Elohim : Bereshit Rabba, Parashah 1, reconsidered / P. Sch�afer -- Manichaean elements in an early version of the Virgin Mary's assumption / R. van den Broek -- Interpretative Th�etas in the Strasbourg Empedocles / J. Mansfeld & K. Algra -- 'Our righteous brethren' : reflections on the description of the righteous ones according to the Greek revelation of Peter (Akhm. 2) / T. Nicklas -- The evil inclination in the Dead Sea Scrolls, with a re-edition of 4Q468i (4QSectarian text?) / E. Tigchelaar -- A Greek letter from Syria / K. Worp -- Close encounters of the third kind : Heliodorus in the temple and Paul on the road to Damascus / J.N. Bremmer -- The untold end : 2 Maccabees and Acts / H. Lichtenberger -- The fate of the wicked : second death in early Jewish and Christian texts / A. Houtman and M. Misset-van de Weg -- 'Why do the nations conspire?' : Psalm 2 in post-biblical Jewish and Christian traditions / G. Rouwhorst and M. Poorthuis -- The composition of prayers and songs in Philo's De vita contemplativa / J.H. Newman -- Life and death in pseudo-Phocylides / K.-W. Niebuhr -- The phrase 'good works' in early Judaism : a universal code for the Jewish law? / E. Ottenheijm -- The LXX translation of Esther : a paraphrastic translation of MT or a free translation or a rewritten version? / E. Tov -- The hidden reference : the role of EDOM in late antique and early medieval Jewish hymnography / W.J. van Bekkum -- Rearranging the 'House of God' : a new perspective on the pastoral epistles / J. Herzer -- Prayer as theological reflection : the function of prayer in Ephesians / G.E. Sterling -- Refections on the apocryphal Gospels as supplements / G. Mussies.

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The fact that religions show internal variation and develop over time is not only a problem for believers, but has also long engaged scholars. This is especially true for the religions of the ancient world, where the mere idea of innovation in religious matters evoked notions of revolution and destruction. With the emergence of new religious identities from the first century onwards, we begin to find traces of an entirely new vision of religion. The question was not whether a particular belief was new, but whether it was true and the two were no longer felt to be mutually exclusive. The presen

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