The ten studies in this book explore the phenomenon of public memory in societies of the Graeco-Roman period.
Author: Doron Mendels
Publisher: A&C Black
The ten studies in this book explore the phenomenon of public memory in societies of the Graeco-Roman period. Mendels begins with a concise discussion of the historical canon that emerged in Late Antiquity and brought with it the (distorted) memory of ancient history in Western culture. The following nine chapters each focus on a different source of collective memory in order to demonstrate the patchy and incomplete associations ancient societies had with their past, including discussions of Plato’s Politeia, a site of memory of the early church, and the dichotomy existing between the reality of the land of Israel in the Second Temple period and memories of it.Throughout the book, Mendels shows that since the societies of Antiquity had associations with only bits and pieces of their past, these associations could be slippery and problematic, constantly changing, multiplying and submerging. Memories, true and false, oral and inscribed, provide good evidence for this fluidity.
Jewish and Christian Pasts in the Greco-Roman World Gregg Gardner, Kevin
Lee Osterloh ... The Media Revolution of Early Christianity ( 1999 ) ; Memory in Jewish , Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco - Roman World ( 2004 ) .
Author: Gregg Gardner
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Leading scholars in early Christianity, Judaic studies, classics, history and archaeology explore the ways that memories were retrieved, reconstituted and put to use by Jews, Christians and their pagan neighbours in late antiquity, from the third century B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.
In this context, early Judaism, as one of the many colonial subjects of the Roman Empire, did seek to develop its own kind ... of Doron Mendels, Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World (London: T&T Clark ...
Author: J. Paul Sampley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
This landmark handbook, written by distinguished Pauline scholars, and first published in 2003, remains the first and only work to offer lucid and insightful examinations of Paul and his world in such depth. Together the two volumes that constitute the handbook in its much revised form provide a comprehensive reference resource for new testament scholars looking to understand the classical world in which Paul lived and work. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular social convention, literary of rhetorical topos, social practice, or cultural mores of the world in which Paul and his audiences were at home. In addition, the sections use carefully chosen examples to demonstrate how particularly features of Greco-Roman culture shed light on Paul's letters and on his readers' possible perception of them. For the new edition all the contributions have been fully revised to take into account the last ten years of methodological change and the helpful chapter bibliographies fully updated. Wholly new chapters cover such issues as Paul and Memory, Paul's Economics, honor and shame in Paul's writings and the Greek novel.
Memory, Jesus, and the Synoptic Gospels. sBlrBs 59. atlanta: society of Biblical
literature. mendels, doron. 2004. Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World. library of second temple studies 45.
london: t&t ...
Author: Tom Thatcher
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
Category: Social Science
Essential reading for scholars and students interested in sociology and biblical studies In this collection scholars of biblical texts and rabbinics engage the work of Barry Schwartz, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia. Schwartz provides an introductory essay on the study of collective memory. Articles that follow integrate his work into the study of early Jewish and Christian texts. The volume concludes with a response from Schwartz that continues this warm and fruitful dialogue between fields. Features: Articles that integrate the study of collective memory and social psychology into religious studies Essays from Barry Schwartz Theories applied rather than left as abstract principles
Memory and Time from Mark to Luke-Acts Eve-Marie Becker. G. Gardner ... “How
the Romans Remembered, Recorded, Thought About, and Used Their Past. ... Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World.
Author: Eve-Marie Becker
Publisher: Yale University Press
The first comprehensive account to explore the beginnings of early Christian history writing, tracing its origin to the Gospel of Mark and Luke-Acts When the Gospel writings were first produced, Christian thinking was already cognizant of its relationship to ancient memorial cultures and history-writing traditions. Yet, little has been written about exactly what shaped the development of early Christian literary memory. In this eye-opening new study, Eve-Marie Becker explores the diverse ways in which history was written according to the Hellenistic literary tradition, focusing specifically on the time during which the New Testament writings came into being: from the mid-first century until the early second century CE. While acknowledging cases of historical awareness in other New Testament writings, Becker traces the origins of this historiographical approach to the Gospel of Mark and Luke-Acts. Offering a bold new framework, Becker shows how the earliest Christian writings shaped "Christian" thinking and writing about history.
Chapter 6 Phases of insCribeD MeMory ConCerninG the lanD of israel in
Palestinian JuDaisM of the seConD Century ... and doron Mendels, Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World (london and
Author: Doron Mendels
Publisher: A&C Black
In his new book Doron Mendels addresses the topic of the authority of texts and their transmission, as well as different strategies of narration in ancient texts. Mendels provides extensive treatment of issues such as linearity, emporality and simultaenity of texts, whilst working to examine four core themes. First, the narrator and his strategies in the historiography of the Hellenistic period. Secondly, Jewish Historical thought in the Hellenistic period and beyond. Thirdly, issues of Hellenization in Palestine - power, honour, gifting, etiquette and sovereignty and their presentation in the main narrative of the Hasmonean period. Finally Mendels gives attention to the 'split' in the Jewish diaspora between east and west, as exemplified from a Christian point of view, it is this that unites these themes into a sustained examination of Jewish historical narrative and thought.
The rabbinic texts include memories of the pharaohs and revisit the relationship
between Israel and the pharaohs. Egypt ... Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World: Fragmented Memory -
Author: Rivka Ulmer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria, the divine eye. The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.
Chapter 12 DORON MENDELS A Model of Public Memory and a note on Günter
Grass ' s Crabwalk As shown in detail in my recent book Memory in Jewish , Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco - Roman World , we can speak of a
Author: Doron Mendels
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Social Science
The book consists of 16 case-studies on issues relating to memory, the majority of which stem from a conference in April 2005 at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Public memory is tackled from a variety of angles and various disciplines, ranging across the humanities, the social sciences and the exact sciences. First and foremost the reader will obtain a comprehensive overview of the results of scholarship published in recent years about public memory. Second, the book provides a profound insight into how public memory works within societies of different nature and at different junctures of their histories. The volume begins by offering a glimpse into individual memory, and then goes on to discuss religious societies, ethnic groups, secular groups, institutions and larger segments of society, ultimately reaching the nation state. The authors, each in his or her own discipline, have addressed the complexities involved in the creation of public memory, the media that promote and preserve it within groups and societies, and finally the nature of memory and how it «behaves» during changing circumstances and changing regimes.
I specifically do not say that history is what happened in the past; rather...history
is what a living society does with the past. ... Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World (London: T&T Clark, 2004), 90–
Author: Mladen Popovi?
This volume brings together different disciplines, some for the first time, The contrubutions reflect on a wide range of literary, archaeological, documentary, epigraphic and numismatic sources and their bearing on the historical context of the Jewish revolt against Rome and on our own historical methods.
Mendels, D. (2004): Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco-Roman World, London–New York. Mess, A. von (1906): Untersuchenen
über Ephoros, RhM 61:360–407. Miller, M. (1997): Athens and Persia in the Fifth
Author: Edward Dąbrowa
Publisher: Wydawnictwo UJ
This volume contains eight studies written by scholars from Great Britain, Israel, Poland, and the United States. The contributors are all specialists in Greek history, and their essays deal with different aspects of the period's history, focusing on historiography, political evelopments, and military actions and events.
Yarbro Collins, Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian
Apocalypticism, 56. ... see Mendels, Memory in Jewish, Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco- Roman World, 132. temple,3 but these patterns are only
partial and are ...
Author: Michael E. Stone
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Ancient Judaism questions a broad range of basic assumptions made by students of Second Temple Judaism and calls for a radical rethinking of approaches to Jewish history studies. Michael Stone challenges theologically conditioned histories of ancient Judaism devised by later orthodoxies, whether Jewish or Christian, and he stresses the importance of understanding religious experience as a major factor in the composition of ancient religious documents. Addressing the Dead Sea Scrolls and apocalyptic literature as well as recent theories, Stone emphasizes the stunning complexity of both the raw data and the resulting picture of Judaism in antiquity.
LIEU , JUDITH M . , Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco - Roman World .
Oxford ... MENDELS , DORON , Memory in Jewish , Pagan and Christian Societies of the GraecoRoman World : Fragmented Memory — Comprehensive Memory ...
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A few texts that have synthesized some of the results include Howard Eilberg -
Schwartz , The Savage in Judaism : An ... Doron Mendels , Memory in Jewish , Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco - Roman World ( London and New ...
Author: Lawrence Mitchell Wills
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Using an array of biblical texts from both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, Not God's People explores how ancient Jews and Christians created their own identity in relation to others. The book analyzes how biblical texts define 'us' and 'them,' how these texts differ in the way they define group identity, and how this process continues to be re-created by Jews and Christians today.
This book brings to general readers Sinaiko’s thoughts on, and invitations to read or reread, a wide selection of major literary and philosophical works—from ancient Greek to Chinese to modern.
Author: Herman L. Sinaiko
Publisher: Yale University Press
Herman Sinaiko is renowned for his gifts as a guide to exploring and appreciating the humanities. This book brings to general readers Sinaiko’s thoughts on, and invitations to read or reread, a wide selection of major literary and philosophical works—from ancient Greek to Chinese to modern. Taking a conversational approach, he deals with the perennial questions that thinking people have always raised, and investigates how works of great art may provide answers to these questions. Sinaiko reestablishes the notion that there is a canon of great works from the great traditions of the world and argues for the existence of permanent standards of excellence. He rejects most contemporary critical views of classical literature and philosophy, including those of "experts" who seek to monopolize access to great works, academics whose extreme emphasis on historical context disallows any current relevance, and theorists whose lenses distort with personal bias rather than sharpening focus on the works they discuss. Sinaiko reclaims the canon for all of us, opening up discussion on texts ranging from Plato to Tolstoy, Confucius to Mary Shelley, and encouraging each reader to listen and respond to the rich diversity of powerful views on the human condition that such great works offer.
Review : Doron Mendels , Memory in Jewish , Pagan and Christian Societies of
the Graeco - Roman World : Fragmented Memory - Comprehensive Memory -
Collective Memory . ” JTS 57/1 ( 2006 ) 213-214 . MÜLLER , Martin , Bridget ...
These critical insights would be greatly enriched by Doron Mendels ' s Memory in Jewish , Pagan and Christian Societies of the Graeco - Roman World ( Library of
Second Temple Studies 45 ; London / New York : Clark , 2004 ) . Fredriksen ...
SCIENCE , religion , and society : 201'.65 an encyclopedia of history , culture ,
and controversy / Arri Eisen and Gary Laderman ... Bonds of association - Mystic
chords of memory Religion and the New South - Pluralism in the Port City and
beyond . ... Religions 201 THE revelation of the name 201'.11 YHWH to Moses :
perspectives from Judaism , the pagan Graeco - Roman world , and early Christianity ...