Item description for Foreign but Familiar Gods: Graeco-Romans Read Religion in Acts (Library of New Testament Studies) by Lynn Allan Kauppi...
Where and why does Luke include references in Acts to Graeco-Roman gods and religious practices? How do these explicit and implicit mentions relate to other literature, inscriptions and artifacts from the same period? 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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Studio: T. & T. Clark Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.92 lbs.
Release Date Oct 24, 2006
Publisher T. & T. Clark Publishers, Ltd.
ISBN 0567080978 ISBN13 9780567080974
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More About Lynn Allan Kauppi
Lynn Allan Kauppi is a former reference books editor and a freelance editor.
Lynn Allan Kauppi has published or released items in the following series...
Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement (Hardcover