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Foreign but familiar gods [electronic resource] : Greco-Romans read religion in Acts / Lynn Allan Kauppi.

By: Kauppi, Lynn Allan.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of New Testament studies: 277.; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: London ; New York : T & T Clark, c2006Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 165 p.).ISBN: 9780567641410 (electronic bk.); 0567641414 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Acts -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Christianity and other religions -- Greek | Christianity and other religions -- Roman | Religion | Bible. N.T. Actes des Ap�otres -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Christianisme -- Relations -- Religion grecque | Christianisme -- Relations -- Religion romaine | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts | Nieuwe Testament | Apostelgeschichte -- Griechische Religion | Apostelgeschichte -- R�omische Religion | Hellenismus -- Religion -- ApostelgeschichteGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Foreign but familiar gods.DDC classification: 226.6/067 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Through a close and informative reading of seven key texts in Acts, Kauppi analyses the appearances of Graeco-Roman religion, offering evidence of practices including divination and oracles, ruler cult and civic foundation myth. Foreign But Familiar Gods then uses a combination of these scriptural texts and other contemporary evidence (including archaeological and literary material) to suggest that one of Luke's subsidiary themes is to contrast Graeco-Roman and Christian religious conceptualizations and practices.
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Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1999.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-153) and indexes.

Through a close and informative reading of seven key texts in Acts, Kauppi analyses the appearances of Graeco-Roman religion, offering evidence of practices including divination and oracles, ruler cult and civic foundation myth. Foreign But Familiar Gods then uses a combination of these scriptural texts and other contemporary evidence (including archaeological and literary material) to suggest that one of Luke's subsidiary themes is to contrast Graeco-Roman and Christian religious conceptualizations and practices.

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