The Cambridge companion to Philo

The works of Philo of Alexandria, a slightly older contemporary of Jesus and Paul, constitute an essential source for the study of Judaism and the rise of Christianity. They are also of extreme importance for understanding the Greek philosophy of the time and help to explain the onset of new forms o...

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Subtitles:Philo
Contributors: Kamesar, Adam (Publisher, Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge Univ. Press 2009
Edition:1. publ.
Series/Journal:The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Cambridge companions to philosophy
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The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Philo, Alexandrinus v25-40
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Philo of Alexandria
B Philo of Alexandria
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Summary:The works of Philo of Alexandria, a slightly older contemporary of Jesus and Paul, constitute an essential source for the study of Judaism and the rise of Christianity. They are also of extreme importance for understanding the Greek philosophy of the time and help to explain the onset of new forms of spirituality that would dominate the following centuries. This handbook presents an account of Philo's achievements. It contains a profile of his life and times, a systematic overview of his many writings, and survey chapters of the key features of his thought, as seen from the perspectives of Judaism and Greek philosophy. The volume concludes with a section devoted to Philo's influence and significance. Composed by an international team of experts, The Cambridge Companion to Philo gives readers a sense of the state of scholarship and provides depth of vision in key areas of Philonic studies.
Philo, his family, and his times / Daniel R. Schwartz -- The works of Philo / James. R. Royse -- Biblical interpretation in Philo / Adam Kamesar -- Philo's thought within the context of middle Judaism / Cristina Termini -- Philo's theology and theory of creation / Roberto Radice -- Philo's ethics / Carlos Levy -- Philo and the New Testament / Folker Siegert -- Philo and the early Christian fathers / David T. Runia -- Philo and rabbinic literature / David Winston
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ISBN:0521678021
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CCOL9780521860901