By Jörg Ulrich, David Brakke, Anders-Christian Jacobsen

This booklet comprises thirteen contributions from a world convention held in 2007. the belief of the convention used to be to enquire the confrontations and the cultural, philosophical and non secular alternate among various spiritual teams in antiquity and to set up a extra complete conception approximately what apologetics used to be thought of to be either within the context of antiquity and from the viewpoint of contemporary scholarship: is it attainable to outline a literary style referred to as apologetics? Is it attainable to discuss apologetics as a undeniable form of discourse which isn't constrained to a distinct type of texts? Which argumentative concepts are implied in apologetic discourses? The essays during this quantity current a brand new method of those questions.

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2). Yet, once again Polycarp belongs to an older tradition: You have not yet escaped the judgement of the almighty, allseeing God. For our brothers after enduring a brief suffering have drunk of ever-flowing life, under God's covenant: but J. Assmann, Moses the Egyptian. The Memory of Egypt in Western Monotheism, Harvard 1997, 1. M. Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Christian World, Oxford 2004, 286297; also the critical analysis by M. Taylor, Anti-Judaism and Early Christian Identity.

174-193. 50 Judith M. " 6. If there is anything approaching a consensus an what may still be called 'early Christianity', it is surely that its chief mark is diversity. Although it may prove more difficult to describe and to document this, the same is evidently true of Judaism even after 70CE, and, necessarily so - since the unifying label is a later imposition - of 'paganism'. The multiple players who populate the stage of late antiquity are not defined by the simple triangular antitheses between 'pagans', Christians, and Jews.

Das Judentum in der Zerstreuung und die jüdische Literatur, Leipzig 1898, 397. S. Gruen, Heritage and Hellenism. The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition, Hellenistic Culture and Society 30, Berkeley 1998, 292f. 16 30 Anders Klostergaard Petersen focuses an the appropriateness of employing the term apologetics from an emic perspective, but he ignores the fact that the category may also be theoretically valuable from an etic perspective. If, in fact, we disregard these broader aspects of apologetics, we shall not be able to see the range of the phenomenon.

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