Philo and Paul among the Sophists: Alexandrian and Corinthian responses to a Julio-Claudian movement

In this highly acclaimed book Bruce Winter gathers all the available evidence on first-century sophistry in Alexandria and Corinth and offers the first comprehensive discussion of this movement as it relates to the writings of Philo and Paul. Plumbing the historical record, Winter shows that while t...

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Main Author: Winter, Bruce W. 1939-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Grand Rapids, Mich. [u.a.] Eerdmans Publ. 2002
In:Year: 2002
Reviews:Philo and Paul Among the Sophists. Alexandrian and Corinthian Responses to a Julio-Claudian Movement. Second Edition (2004) (Noack, Christian, 1961 -)
Edition:2nd ed.
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Philo, Alexandrinus v25-40 / Sophistry
B Philo, Alexandrinus v25-40 / Paul Apostle / Sophistry
Further subjects:B Bible. Corinthians Criticism, interpretation, etc
B Rhetoric, Ancient
B Corinth (Greece) Intellectual life
B Philo of Alexandria
B Paul the Apostle, Saint
B Rhetoric in the Bible
B Alexandria (Egypt) Intellectual life
B Bible. Corinthians Language, style
B Sophists (Greek philosophy)
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Summary:In this highly acclaimed book Bruce Winter gathers all the available evidence on first-century sophistry in Alexandria and Corinth and offers the first comprehensive discussion of this movement as it relates to the writings of Philo and Paul. Plumbing the historical record, Winter shows that while these contemporary Hellenistic Jews both responded to the sophistic movement on the basis of the Old Testament, Philo was also indebted to Plato for his assessment, whereas Paul filtered the Old Testament texts through the message of Jesus. This valuable study provides crucial insights into the nature of Paul's sterling rhetoric as well as the problems that the sophistic movement created for Diaspora Jews in Alexandria and for the early Christians in Corinth.
Item Description:Literaturverz. S. 261 - 282
ISBN:0802839770