Prayer From Alexander To Constantine

Prayer From Alexander To Constantine

There is no comparable anthology available in English. The volume will also be of value to the general reader interested in the history of this period and anyone interested in the forms of prayer.

Author: Mark Kiley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317798910

Category: History

Page: 352

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Prayer From Alexander To Constantine presents a diverse selection of prayer chosen by over 40 different historians, all specialists in their respective areas of Graeco-Roman literature. This collaboration gives the book a range and depth that no individual author could hope to rival. Each selection includes an introductory essay, followed by a new English translation of the prayer, accompanied by critical notes and biography. In this way the reader is able to gain an insight into the variety of subjects and styles involved in people's communications with their gods in antiquity. The volume will be a key text for students engaged in courses which explore the period's history and theologies. There is no comparable anthology available in English. The volume will also be of value to the general reader interested in the history of this period and anyone interested in the forms of prayer.
Categories: History

Prayers of Jewish Women

Prayers of Jewish Women

Studies of Patterns of Prayer in the Second Temple Period Markus H. McDowell
... Renate Egger - Wenzel and Jeremy Corley ; Berlin : Walter de Gruyter , 2004 ) ;
and Prayer from Alexander to Constantine : A Critical Anthology ( eds .

Author: Markus H. McDowell

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161488504

Category: Religion

Page: 277

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Markus McDowell examines how the literature of the Second Temple period portrays women at prayer through an examination of the literary context and character of those prayers. The goal of this work is a greater understanding of how women were portrayed in literary sources and an offering of some fresh insights for the study of women's religious and social roles in the ancient world. The texts are analyzed and categorized within five areas: social location, content, form, occasion, and gender perspective. The prayers are also compared and contrasted with men's prayers in the same sources. The analysis includes locating (as much as possible) the historical, literary, and cultic context of each document in which these prayers appear. By examining all prayers in these texts uttered by women (not just prayers of named or prominent women), and then comparing them with all the prayers of men in those same texts, certain patterns appear. This study adds to our knowledge of women and religion in Second Temple Judaism by primarily exploring patterns that appear among the prayers in the literature of the Second Temple period. While there are fewer prayers by women than men in this literature, the prayers of women are not portrayed as significantly different from those of men in terms of social location, content, form, or occasion. At the same time, the prayers of women exhibit other patterns of language - and in a minor way, form and occasion - that differ from the prayers of men.
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Prayer in Josephus

Prayer in Josephus

Indeed, books on Josephus and his works abound;1 there has also been great
interest in the subject of prayer in early ... were several books on prayer,
including another collection of papers by Kiley, Prayer from Alexander to
Constantine, and ...

Author: Tessel Marina Jonquière

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004158238

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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This book is an analysis of prayer in the works of Flavius Josephus, comprising a study of Josephus'own views and an analysis of 32 prayer texts within his narrative. New light is thus shed on his historiographic method and his theology.
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Early Jewish Prayers in Greek

Early Jewish Prayers in Greek

Prayer from Alexander to Constantine: A Critical Anthology (London: Routledge,
1997). There is also a good bibliography in H. Löhr, Studien zum frühchristlichen
und frühjüdischen Gebet (WUNT 160; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003) 532–614.

Author: Pieter W. van der Horst

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110211122

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 146

In this book a series of 12 Jewish prayers, composed by Greek speaking communities, have been collected, translated, and provided with a historical and philological commentary. These prayers, ranging in time from the second century BCE to the fourth century CE, offer unique insights into a wide variety of forms of Jewish spirituality, both in the Land of Israel and in the Diaspora. They have been preserved on papyrus, on stone, and as part of Christian church orders into which some of them have been incorporated in a christianized form. These prayers are therefore of great interest to scholars of both early Judaism and ancient Christianity.
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Pray Like This

Pray Like This

The church must already be a place where what is prayed in the Lord's Prayer is
present, where forgiveness and justice ... prayer, see R. Kimelman, “The Shema
and Amida: Rabbinic Prayer,” in Prayer from Alexander to Constantine: A Critical
 ...

Author: Rodney A. Werline

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567598806

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Werline encourages us to look at prayer in the following way: to attempt to understand how prayers are tied to particular cultural and social settings. Prayers are part of and expressions of a collection of cultural ideas that have been arranged within a system that seems coherent and obvious to those writings the biblical texts. Prayers participate in and express a person's worldview. Werline shows the ways that--though many biblical prayers are familiar to us--biblical texts and contemporary readers come from different worlds. The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament contain many prayers. Large volumes have been written on prayer within a single book, or within the writings of one author, like Paul, or an individual prayer, such as the Lord's Prayer. Werline does not examine every prayer in the Bible or even write exhaustively on a single prayer. He has highlighted a few significant features of each prayer, and some of the prayers vividly exhibit the influence of a particular society's vision. For example, he examines the prayers of 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles because of the ways they are tightly tied to the authors' views of history. The writers' interpretation of history profoundly influenced significant portions of the Bible as well as the literature of early Judaism.
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Alexander to Constantine

Alexander to Constantine

In other words they learned to pray in the small groups that gathered together in
exile, as in Ezekiel's iniqdnrn ineat (11:16), or “little temple,” or the “dwelling
place” (lnean) of Psalm 90:1.1 Later rabbinic tradition understood Ezekiel's “little
 ...

Author: Eric M. Meyers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300141795

Category: History

Page: 363

View: 472

Provides an overview of the intellectual and religious changes during the Greco-Roman period and their impact on world history.
Categories: History

Alexander to Constantine

Alexander to Constantine

In other words they learned to pray in the small groups that gathered together in
exile, as in Ezekiel's iniqdnrn ineat (11:16), or “little temple,” or the “dwelling
place” (lnean) of Psalm 90:1.1 Later rabbinic tradition understood Ezekiel's “little
 ...

Author: Eric M. Meyers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300174830

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Drawing on the most recent, groundbreaking archaeological research, Eric M. Meyers and Mark A. Chancey re-narrate the history of ancient Palestine in this richly illustrated and expertly integrated book. Spanning from the conquest of Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE until the reign of the Roman emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE, they synthesize archaeological evidence with ancient literary sources (including the Bible) to offer a sustained overview of the tumultuous intellectual and religious changes that impacted world history during the Greco-Roman period. The authors demonstrate how the transformation of the ancient Near East under the influence of the Greeks and then the Romans led to foundational changes in both the material and intellectual worlds of the Levant. Palestine's subjection to Hellenistic kingdoms, its rule by the Hasmonean and Herodian dynasties, the two disastrous Jewish revolts against Rome, and its full incorporation into the Roman Empire provide a background for the emergence of Christianity. The authors observe in the archaeological record how Judaism and Christianity were virtually undistinguishable for centuries, until the rise of imperial Christianity with Emperor Constantine. The only book-length overview available that focuses on the archaeology of Palestine in this period, this comprehensive and powerfully illuminating work sheds new light on the lands of the Bible.
Categories: Social Science

Empire in the New Testament

Empire in the New Testament

In Prayer from Alexander to Constantine: A Critical Anthology, edited by Mark
Kiley, 159–64. London/New York: Routledge 1997. Spicq, C.“euergesi/a,
euergete/w, euerge/thj.” In TLNT2.107–13. Taylor, L. Ross. The Divinity of the
Roman ...

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877323

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 156

How does a Christian render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's? This book is the result of the Bingham Colloquium of 2007 that brought scholars from across North America to examine the New Testament's response to the empires of God and Caesar. Two chapters lay the foundation for that response in the Old Testament's concept of empire, and six others address the response to the notion of empire, both human and divine, in the various authors of the New Testament. A final chapter investigates how the church fathers regarded the matter. The essays display various methods and positions; together, however, they offer a representative sample of the current state of study of the notion of empire in the New Testament.
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Rescue for the Dead

Rescue for the Dead

In Prayer from Alexander to Constantine: A Critical Anthology, ed. Mark Kiley et al
., pp. 280–84. London: Routledge, 1997. ———. “Apocalypse of Peter 14:1–4
and Its Relation to Confessors' Prayers for the Non-Christian Dead.” In Studia ...

Author: Jeffrey A. Trumbower

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198032323

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Christianity is a religion of salvation in which believers have always anticipated post-mortem bliss for the faithful and non-salvation for others. Here, Trumbower examines how and why death came to be perceived as such a firm boundary of salvation. Analyzing exceptions to this principle from ancient Christianity, he finds that the principle itself was slow to develop and not universally accepted in the Christian movement's first four hundred years. In fact, only in the West was this principle definitively articulated, due in large part to the work and influence of Augustine.
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Hannah s Desire God s Design

Hannah s Desire  God s Design

151-59; 'The Song of Hannah in Pseudo-Philo's Biblical Antiquities', in M. Kiley (
ed), Prayer from Alexander to Constantine: A Critical Anthology (New York:
Routledge, 1997), pp. 73-78; and 'Hannah's Later Songs: A Study in Comparative
 ...

Author: Joan E. Cook

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781850759096

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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This study analyses the biblical personage Hannah as a literary entity, to illustrate her uniquely significant place in the traditions of Israel as the mother of Samuel and thus of the reform of the priesthood, the creation of the monarchy, and the teacher of all Israel. There are three interweaving themes: first, the literary issue of the barren mother type scene; second, the theological theme of divine guidance and human initiative; and third, the perspectives of early biblical interpretation. The study develops around four works: the Hannah narrative in 1 Samuel 1-2, Pseudo-Philo's Biblical Antiquities, the Targum of the Prophets, and the Infancy Narrative in Luke 1-2.
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The 24 7 Prayer Manual

The 24 7 Prayer Manual

Constantine himself claimed to have converted to Christ, although many people
doubt his sincerity. He raised his ... 355) One of the most colorful characters in the
history of 24- 7 prayer is appropriately known as Alexander the Sleepless.

Author:

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434703851

Category:

Page:

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Biblical Foundations of Spirituality

Biblical Foundations of Spirituality

... (“the Way” [published in Manila]), and the Bible Today. Her publications
include A Key to the Letter to the Ephesians (1996) and, as associate editor,
Prayer from Alexander t0 Constantine: A Crit' ical Anthology (1997). 221 About
the Author.

Author: Barbara E. Bowe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780585482965

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Biblical Foundations of Spirituality is a timely and important book that invites readers to 'touch a finger to the flame' of the sacred text of the Bible by offering guidance on what to read, how to read, and why to read the Bible as a source of spiritual nourishment. It begins by exploring the nature and meaning of that all-too-difficult word spirituality and then leads readers through the entire Bible—from Genesis to Revelation—to develop a biblical spirituality that can serve as a guiding light in this age of spiritual seeking. Informed by the latest scholarship, this book makes the Bible more intelligible and 'user friendly' for contemporary audiences by stressing the spiritual dimension of the search for God evident in our biblical ancestors and showing how the Bible can be a friend and companion in our search for God today. It illustrates the continuity of the Old and New Testaments and the progression of faith and insight about God—the turns and dead-ends, the mistakes and successes, the struggles and challenges—that reflect in some way our own contemporary experience and search for God. By showing readers that the biblical authors were real people who struggled with life's puzzles and challenges in the same way that we do, Biblical Foundations of Spirituality reveals the rich treasure of spiritual wisdom that the Bible contains and connects the wisdom and witness of Scripture with everyday life and spirituality. Complete with a historical chronology, reflection questions, a glossary, and extensive notes and bibliography, this book is ideal for classroom and parish use as well as for individual readers.
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Order and History The ecumenic age

Order and History  The ecumenic age

Tarn wants to translate therefore : Alexander " prayed for the other good things ,
and for Homonoia , and for partnership in ... Ernest Barker , From Alexander to
Constantine ( Oxford 1956 ) , 6 , has translated the prayer : “ Alexander prayed for
 ...

Author: Eric Voegelin

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: UOM:49015002213909

Category: Civilization

Page: 340

View: 253

'Order and History', a comprehensive study of the order of human existence in society from ancient to modern times, has been widely acclaimed as one of the great intellectual achievements of our age.
Categories: Civilization

Order and History

Order and History

Tarn wants to translate therefore : Alexander “ prayed for the other good things ,
and for Homonoia , and for partnership in the ... Ernest Barker , From Alexander
to Constantine ( Oxford : Clarendon Press , 1956 ) , 6 , has translated the prayer ...

Author: Eric Voegelin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015042247794

Category: Civilization

Page: 456

View: 108

Annotation The penultimate volume in Voegelin's (1901-85) study of how human and divine order are intertwined and manifested in history, originally published from 1956 to 1987 by Louisiana State University Press. Volume Four, published in 1974, treats history not as a stream of human beings and their actions in time, but as the process of human participation in a flux of divine presence that has eschatological direction. Bibliographical references are rare. Franz (political science, Loyola College, Baltimore) adds a 28-page introduction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Categories: Civilization

The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin

The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin

Tarn wants to translate therefore: Alexander "prayed for the other good things,
and for Homonoia, and for partnership in the realm ... Ernest Barker, From
Alexander to Constantine (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1956), 6, has translated the
prayer: ...

Author: Eric Voegelin

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D020854434

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

Rethinking Constantine

Rethinking Constantine

On Prayer. In ANF 3, edited by Robert Alexander et al. Peabody, MA:
Hendrickson, 1999. The Testament of our Lord. Translated by James Cooper and
Arthur John Maclean. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1902. Theodoret. Historia
ecclesiastica.

Author: Edward L. Smither

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873851

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian? Seventeen hundred years after Constantine's victory at Milvian Bridge, scholars and students of history continue to debate the life and impact of the Roman emperor who converted to faith in the Christian God and gave peace to the church. This book joins that conversation and examines afresh the historical sources that inform our picture of Constantine, the theological developments that occurred in the wake of his rise to power, and aspects of Constantine's legacy that have shaped church history.
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A Select Library of the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church

A Select Library of the Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church

The blessed upon oath that he did not hold the errors for Alexander completed
the celebration , rejoicing which he had been expelled from the Church with the
Cnurch in piety and orthodoxy , pray . by Alexander , Constantine dismissed him
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106006463506

Category: Christian literature, Early

Page:

View: 978

Categories: Christian literature, Early

Light on the Gospel from an Ancient Poet

Light on the Gospel from an Ancient Poet

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Edwin Abbott Abbott

Publisher: Fite Press

ISBN: 9781409705666

Category: Religion

Page: 668

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Religion

Augustus to Constantine

Augustus to Constantine

After defeating Licinius Constantine no longer referred to Sol on his coinage, and
perhaps at this point his dies imperii was ... More pointedly, about 212 a
Cappadocian bishop named Alexander made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to pray
and to ...

Author: Robert McQueen Grant

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664227724

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 591

This masterful study of the early centuries of Christianity vividly brings to life the religious, political, and cultural developments through which the faith that began as a sect within Judaism became finally the religion of the Roman empire. First published in 1970, Grant's classic is enhanced with a new foreward by Margaret M. Mitchell, which assesses its importance and puts the reader in touch with the advances of current research.
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