Christianizing Egypt

Syncretism and Local Worlds in Late Antiquity

Author: David Frankfurter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140088800X

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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How does a culture become Christian, especially one that is heir to such ancient traditions and spectacular monuments as Egypt? This book offers a new model for envisioning the process of Christianization by looking at the construction of Christianity in the various social and creative worlds active in Egyptian culture during late antiquity. As David Frankfurter shows, members of these different social and creative worlds came to create different forms of Christianity according to their specific interests, their traditional idioms, and their sense of what the religion could offer. Reintroducing the term “syncretism” for the inevitable and continuous process by which a religion is acculturated, the book addresses the various formations of Egyptian Christianity that developed in the domestic sphere, the worlds of holy men and saints’ shrines, the work of craftsmen and artisans, the culture of monastic scribes, and the reimagination of the landscape itself, through processions, architecture, and the potent remains of the past. Drawing on sermons and magical texts, saints’ lives and figurines, letters and amulets, and comparisons with Christianization elsewhere in the Roman empire and beyond, Christianizing Egypt reconceives religious change—from the “conversion” of hearts and minds to the selective incorporation and application of strategies for protection, authority, and efficacy, and for imagining the environment.

The Transformation of Athens

Painted Pottery and the Creation of Classical Greece

Author: Robin Osborne

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889936

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 1887

How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek culture Why did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek art? The scenes depicted on Athenian pottery of the mid-fifth century BC are very different from those of the late sixth century. Did Greek potters have a different world to see—or did they come to see the world differently? In this lavishly illustrated and engagingly written book, Robin Osborne argues that these remarkable changes are the best evidence for the shifting nature of classical Greek culture. Osborne examines the thousands of surviving Athenian red-figure pots painted between 520 and 440 BC and describes the changing depictions of soldiers and athletes, drinking parties and religious occasions, sexual relations, and scenes of daily life. He shows that it was not changes in each activity that determined how the world was shown, but changes in values and aesthetics. By demonstrating that changes in artistic style involve choices about what aspects of the world we decide to represent as well as how to represent them, this book rewrites the history of Greek art. By showing that Greeks came to see the world differently over the span of less than a century, it reassesses the history of classical Greece and of Athenian democracy. And by questioning whether art reflects or produces social and political change, it provokes a fresh examination of the role of images in an ever-evolving world.

Appendix Tibulliana

Author: Hermann Tränkle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110887622

Category: History

Page: 387

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Judaica et Hellenistica

Author: Martin Hengel

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161474187

Category: Religion

Page: 484

View: 6498

English summary: Um diese Lebensphase zu erhellen, ziehen die Autoren in bewundernswerter Detailarbeit eine Fulle von unterschiedlichen Quellen heran und werten diese kritisch aus. Uberhaupt lasst sich sagen, dass hier das Herz der Verfasser schlagt. Sie wollen im besten Sinne des Wortes historisch-kritisch arbeiten, d.h. die Quellen zu Wort kommen lassen und ihnen nicht mit Vorurteilen begegenen. ... Es ist eine anregende und auch aufrgende Lekture; das liegt nicht zuletzt auch an den Fussnoten, in denen machens kritische Wort zu lesen ist.Michael Schroder in Jahrbuch fur Evangelikale Theologie 1999 / 2000, S. 131-132 eine] Arbeit..., an der jede seriose Paulusforschung auf lange Zeit nicht vorbeikommen wird.Marco Frenschkowski in Biblische Bucherschau 2000, S. 98 German description: Aus Rezensionen: Insgesamt bietet dieser Sammelband nach den beiden grundlegenden Beitragen des Verfassers zum Thema Judentum und Hellenismus einen weiteren Meilenstein auf diesem Gebiet der Forschung, mit dem mehr als ein Neutestamentlicher nur von ungefahr vertraut ist.A. Fuchs in Studien zum Neuen Testament und seiner Umwelt 1998Martin Hengel's contribution to Judaeo-Greek studies has been, and continues to be, considerable. ... I defy anyone not to come away from this collection full of new information about and new insights into the Jewish Hellenistic world. The footnotes are a wonderful resource themselves.James Carleton Paget in Bulletin of Judaeo-Greek Studies 1997, p. 18

Der frühe Islam

eine historisch-kritische Rekonstruktion anhand zeitgenössischer Quellen

Author: Karl-Heinz Ohlig

Publisher: Verlag Hans Schiler

ISBN: 3899300904

Category: Islam

Page: 666

View: 8000


Die Elite Athens auf der attischen Luxuskeramik

Author: Wolfgang Filser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110454114

Category: Art

Page: 801

View: 431

Das Buch erzählt die Geschichte der Elite Athens zwischen 600 und 400 v. Chr. anhand der Bilder auf der Luxuskeramik, aus der die Reichen bei ihren Festen tranken. Über 6000 ausgewertete Darstellungen liefern Erkenntnisse über das Leben der Elite als Pferdehalter, Athleten und Bankettgesellschaft. Der Bildanalyse ist ein kulturgeschichtlicher Teil vorangestellt ist, der die Elite über die Historie und sozioökonomische Aspekte definiert.

Transitus Mariae

Author: Hans Förster

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110182270

Category: Religion

Page: 277

View: 8914

The discussion about the beginnings of Transitus-Mariae literature is marked by two hypotheses. The first is marked by the history of dogma and sees this literature in the context of the development of dogmatic doctrine, while the second, alternative, approach sees the origins of this literature in the area of heterodoxy.

Christliche Architektur in Ägypten

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004121287

Category: History

Page: 605

View: 1322

This is the first comprehensive survey of Christian architecture in Egypt from the fourth century up to early modern times, covering not only church architecture, but also and extensively the building art of pilgrimage centers, monasteries, cemeteries, defence structures and private houses. Special attention is given to building technique, arrangement of the interior, and liturgical (local) conditions. With a descriptive catalogue of urban and monastic churches.

Helios Megistos

Author: Wolfgang Fauth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004101944

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 2645

This volume analyzing several selected texts of late Greek literature (Orphic hymns, Greek Magical Papyri, Neoplatonic philosophers, Nonnos of Panopolis) adds significantly to our knowledge of ancient sun-worship, and provides a deeper insight into the complex image of the Greek sun-god in a post-classical syncretistic theology.

Bilder machen Räume

Mythenbilder in pompeianischen Häusern

Author: Katharina Lorenz

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110211882

Category: Art

Page: 688

View: 9135

In this analysis of mythological paintings in the houses of Pompeii, Katharina Lorenz produces a stimulating model of the contextual relationship between observer and object in the early Roman Empire. In contrast to the more general approach of earlier studies it is the painting itself that is the focus of attention, alone and in combination, as well as the strategies of the pictorial narratives in influencing the spatial atmosphere. The work creates new perspectives on Roman lifestyle, Pompeian wall painting, and the social dimensions of mythology as a factor in communication.

Roms Erbe auf dem Balkan

spätantike Kaiservillen und Stadtanlagen in Serbien

Author: Ulrich Brandl,Miloje Vasić

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783805337601

Category: Architecture, Roman

Page: 135

View: 837


Historia del Cavallero Cifar

Author: Henri Victor Michelant

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270420210


Page: 386

View: 1804

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