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The Graeco-Roman context of early Christian literature [electronic resource] / Roman Garrison.

By: Garrison, Roman, 1953-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the New TestamentSupplement series: 137.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1997Description: 1 online resource (123 p.).ISBN: 9780826437860 (electronic bk.); 0826437869 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. New Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600 | Fathers of the church | Christian literature, Early -- History and criticism | Rome -- Religion | Greece -- Religion | Litt�erature chr�etienne primitive -- Histoire et critique | Civilisation gr�eco-romaine -- Influence | Religion grecque -- Relations -- Christianisme | Religion romaine -- Relations -- Christianisme | Litt�erature grecque -- Relation avec le Nouveau Testament | Christianisme -- Origines | RELIGION -- Christian Church -- History | RELIGION -- Christianity -- History | Nieuwe Testament | Apostolische Vaders | Klassieke oudheid | Bible. N.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Litt�erature chr�etienne primitive -- Histoire et critique | �Eglise -- 30-600 (�Eglise primitive) | P�eres de l'�Eglise | Rome -- Religion | Gr�ece -- Jusqu'�a 395 -- Religion | Fr�uhchristentum | Literatur | Antike | Christliche Literatur | Geschichte 30-200Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Graeco-Roman context of early Christian literature.DDC classification: 270.1 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: In this volume of essays the Graeco-Roman background and context of early Christianity are explored for significant parallels. From the athlete metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9 to the role of Aphrodite as the goddess of love and sexuality, the important cultural symbols and terminology that the first Christians employed are examined. Garrison maintains that the Graeco-Roman setting of early Christianity is essential to our understanding of the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-111) and indexes.

In this volume of essays the Graeco-Roman background and context of early Christianity are explored for significant parallels. From the athlete metaphor in 1 Corinthians 9 to the role of Aphrodite as the goddess of love and sexuality, the important cultural symbols and terminology that the first Christians employed are examined. Garrison maintains that the Graeco-Roman setting of early Christianity is essential to our understanding of the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers.

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