Author: Dennis Ronald MacDonaldPublish On: 1983-01-01
With this book, the legends surrounding the apostle have been rescued from near oblivion and properly placed in the Pauline tradition.
Author: Dennis Ronald MacDonald
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
The apostle Paul--antifeminist conformist, or social radical? Combining New Testament studies with folkloristic methods to search for the true identity of Paul, the author sheds new light on the apocryphal Acts of Paul and the Pastoral Epistles of the canonical New Testament. With this book, the legends surrounding the apostle have been rescued from near oblivion and properly placed in the Pauline tradition. Formulated in the days of early Christianity and handed down through the centuries, they cast new light on Paul's views about the ordination of women, the forms of Christian community, and the meaning of the gospel for politics, society, and sexuality.
What were the Apostles of Jesus really like? This book will examine the Gospels, the Fathers of the Church, Apocryphal writings, encyclicals and other sources to search out the Apostles' personalities and history.
Author: Frances Spilman
What were the Apostles of Jesus really like? This book will examine the Gospels, the Fathers of the Church, Apocryphal writings, encyclicals and other sources to search out the Apostles' personalities and history. Along the way we will look at the prayers, poetry, music and architecture the Apostles inspired and see how these twelve men are still teaching us today almost 2,000 years after their deaths. We will see how the faith spread throughout the Roman Empire and even beyond its borders and how each Apostle met his death. You will be surprised at the many different paths of the Apostles as they witnessed for Christ.
One of the most important sources of information about the development of Johannine legends as well as one of the most successful efforts to overcome barriers that have traditionally separated New Testament exegesis from the study of church ...
Author: R. Alan Culpepper
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
One of the most important sources of information about the development of Johannine legends as well as one of the most successful efforts to overcome barriers that have traditionally separated New Testament exegesis from the study of church history.
His Legend . Devotional Pictures : as Evangelist ; as Apostle ; as Prophet . Subjects from his Life : Legend of St. John and the Robber ; of the Two Young Men ; of Drusiana ; of the Huntsmen and the Partridge . The Martyrdom of St. John ...
Other non-Diabolical Magi and dragons appear in the Legend of the Apostle Matthew (GL 140). The same Magi and similar reptiles appear in the Legend of the Apostles Simon and Jude; but here the Magi are closely linked with the Pagan ...
Author: Henry Ansgar Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This study shows how the Satan of the New Testament became the modern day personification of evil.
The Devotional Figures and Attributes of St. James the Apostle . As Tutelar Saint of Spain . Pictures from his Legend 230 St. PHILIP . The Legend of the Idol and the Serpent . Devotional Pictures and Attributes .
It has been necessary to enter so far into the bearings of the legends affecting the two Apostles , in order to determine with some accuracy what facts lie at their foundation . It appears from the foregoing investigation , that the ...
All the distinctive features of the Simon of the Acts , and of the legend as afterwards elaborated , answer to definite facts of the apostle's history ; and thus not only afford us a glimpse of the process by which the legend first ...
But how are we to explain this identification of Simon Magus with the apostle Paul ? ... whom the apostle was afterwards identified , but we have to look for the source and occasion of the whole legend in the apostle's own history .
Dennis Ronald MacDonald, The Legend and the Apostle, p. 21. ... The view of, for instance, Richard Pervo, Profit with Delight: the Literary Genre of the Acts of the Apostles (Fortress Press: Philadelphia, 1987); Pieter Lalleman, ...
Author: McLarty JD
Publisher: ISD LLC
Second century apocryphal Christian texts are Christian fiction: they draw on the motifs of contemporary pagan stories of romance, travel and adventure to entertain their readers, but also to explore what it means to be Christian. The Thecla episodein the Apocryphal Acts of Paul recounts the conversion of a young pagan woman, her rejection of marriage, her narrow escapes from martyrdom and the end of her story as an independent, ascetic evangelist. In Thecla's Devotion, J.D. McLarty reads the Thecla episode against a paradigm pagan romance, Callirhoe: for both texts the passions are key to the unfolding of the plot - how are unruly emotions to be managed and controlled? The pagan would answer, 'through reason'. This study uses the portrayal of emotion within character and plot to explore the response of the Thecla episode to this key question for Christian identity formation.
12 Francis Dvornik, The Idea of Apostolicity in Byzantium and the Legend of the Apostle Andrew (Cambridge, Ma: harvard University press, 1958), 199. 13 stewart lamont, The Life of Saint Andrew (london: hodder & stoughton, 1997), 41.
Author: Dr Sean McDowell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Sean McDowell offers a comprehensive, historical analysis of the fate of the twelve disciples of Jesus along with the apostles Paul and James. McDowell assesses the evidence for each apostle’s martyrdom as well as determining its significance to the reliability of their testimony. The willingness of the apostles to die for their faith is a popular argument in resurrection studies and McDowell offers insightful scholarly analysis of this argument to break new ground within the spheres of New Testament studies, Church History and apologetics.
Strange to say , in spite of the persistency of the legend that the Apostle was crucified head downwards , the cross is seldom reversed ; and pictures in which his death is thus represented are extremely rare .
The Legend of St Andrew and Early East - Slavic Christianity | Of particular significance for the process of the Christianising of Russia in the 10th century is the old legend about the Apostle Andrew's activity as a preacher on its ...
Author: Sergei O. Prokofieff
Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
"And however paradoxical it may seem today, the 'Grail mood' is in the fullest sense to be found in Russia. And the future role that Russia will play in the sixth post-Atlantean epoch, a task of which I have so often had to speak, rests firmly upon this unconquerable 'Grail mood' in the Russian people." --Rudolf Steiner (Nov. 3, 1918) Although Eastern Europe has been part of Christian humanity for more than a thousand years, its task and spiritual identity remain a mystery, the answer to which cannot be found unless we look behind outer historical events to the spiritual, meta-historical dimensions of history. This momentous work, breathtaking in its scope and detail, represents just such a penetrating, esoteric study of Eastern Europe in the light of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual research. Prokofieff shows how, from the earliest times, the future "conscience of humanity" flowed from hidden mystery centers in Hibernia to the eastern Slavic peoples. As a result, qualities of "compassion, patience, and willingness for sacrifice" developed in their souls, creating a truly Christian "Grail mood." Despite incalculable suffering--from the persecutions by the Mogul hordes of the thirteenth century to the Bolshevik experiment of the twentieth century--this quality has become an unconquerable force in the depths of their being. In illuminating the maya of outer history, Prokofieff reveals the forces that have been at work to hinder the progress and future intentions of humankind. Those adversarial forces have created a "karma of materialism" that the eastern Slavic peoples have taken upon themselves out of their exalted willingness for sacrifice. Will we be able to use the present opportunity granted by this sacrifice to fulfill the primary purposes of the present cultural epoch? Serious study of this book--intended for students of spiritual science--can lead to a profound awakening to the challenges that face humankind today.
The name comes from a legend that explains the origin of the transla— tion. Seventy (or seventy—two) Hebrew scribes went to Alexandria, Egypt, at the invitation of Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus (284—247 BCE) to translate the Judean ...
Author: Walter F. Taylor
Publisher: Fortress Press
Who was Paul; what did he do, what did he write? Walter F. Taylor sets out to bring together a wealth of contemporary perspectives in a clear and accessible synthesis, bringing to bear on his subject the best of recent social-scientific and cultural-anthropological thinking on Paul. An appendix presents a clear summary of issues related to Paul's thought on gender and sexuality.
... 1980); Dennis R. MacDonald, The Legend and the Apostle: The Battle for Paul in Story and Canon (Philadelphia: Westminster, 1983); David C. Verner, The Household of God: The Social World of the Pastoral Epistles (Chico, ...
Author: Leif E. Vaage
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Containing legends of the angels and archangels, the evangelists, the apostles, the doctors of the church, ... His Legend . Devotional Pictures : as Evangelist ; as Apostle ; as Prophet . Subjects from his Life ; Legend of St. John and ...
Often the titular apostle arrives in a new city and immediately begins preaching against sex and its attendant passions. ... The Legend and the Apostle: The Battle for Paul in Story and Canon (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, ...
Author: Cavan W. Concannon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this book, Cavan W. Concannon explores the growth and development of Christianity in the second century. He focuses on Dionysios of Corinth, an early Christian bishop who worked to build a network of churches along trade routes in the eastern Mediterranean. Using archaeological evidence, and analysing Dionysios' fragmentary letter collection, Concannon shows how various networks and collectives assembled together, and how various Christianities emerged and coexisted as a result of tenuous and shifting networks. Dionysios' story also overlaps with key early Christian debates, notably issues of celibacy, marriage, re-admission of sinners, Roman persecution, and the economic and political interdependence of churches, which are also explored in this study. Concannon's volume thus offers new insights into a fluid, emergent Christianity at a pivotal moment of its evolution.