A Dissertation on the Books of Origen against Celsus

Author: Francis Cunningham

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734044065

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

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Reproduction of the original: A Dissertation on the Books of Origen against Celsus by Francis Cunningham

Against Celsus

Author: Origen of Origen of Alexandria

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976296772


Page: 132

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According to Origen, Celsus was the author of an anti-Christian work titled The True Word. This work was lost, but we have Origen's account of it in his writings. It was during the reign of Philip the Arab that Origen received this work for rebuttal. Origen's refutation of The True Word contained its text, interwoven with Origen's replies. Origen's work has survived and thereby preserved Celsus' work with it. Celsus seems to have been interested in Ancient Egyptian religion, and he seemed to know of Hellenistic Jewish logos-theology, both of which suggest The True Word was composed in Alexandria. Celsus wrote at a time when Christianity purportedly was being persecuted and when there seems to have been more than one emperor.

Apologetics in the Roman Empire

Pagans, Jews, and Christians

Author: Mark J. Edwards,Martin Goodman,Simon Price,Chris Rowland

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 019154437X

Category: Religion

Page: 326

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This book is the first to tackle the origins and purpose of literary religious apologetic in the first centuries of the Christian era by discussing, on their own terms, texts composed by pagan and Jewish authors as well as Christians. Previous studies of apologetic have focused primarily on the Christian apologists of the second century. These, and other Christian authors, are represented also in this volume but, in addition, experts in the religious history of the pagan world, in Judaism, and in late antique philosophy examine very different literary traditions to see to what extent techniques and motifs were shared across the religious divide. Each contributor has investigated the probable audience, the literary milieu, and the specific social, political, and cultural circumstances which elicited each apologetic text. In many cases these questions lead on to the further issue of the relation between the readers addressed by the author and the actual readers, and the extent to which a defined literary genre of apologetic developed. These studies, ranging in time from the New Testament to the early fourth century, and including novel contributions by specialists in ancient history, Jewish history, ancient philosophy, the New Testament, and patristics, will put the study of ancient religious apologetic on to a new footing.

Contra Celsum

Author: Origen,Henry Chadwick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521295765

Category: Religion

Page: 530

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The English translation not only focuses closely on the text, it also has illuminating notes and discussions on the philosophers.

A New Eusebius

Documents Illustrating the History of the Church to AD 337

Author: J. Stevenson,W. H. C. Frend

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441237798

Category: Religion

Page: 490

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This sourcebook of primary texts illustrates the history of Christianity from the first century to the death of Constantine. It covers all major persons and topics in early Christian life and thought and includes Gnostic texts and anti-Christian polemic. Now available to a wider North American audience, it remains a standard after fifty years in print.

1 and 2 Thessalonians Through the Centuries

Author: Anthony C. Thiselton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444390148

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This unique commentary on Paul’s early letters by an outstanding New Testament specialist, provides a broad range of original perspectives of how people have interpreted, and been influenced by, Paul’s first two letters. Addresses questions concerning the content, setting, and authenticity of the two Thessalonian letters, drawing on responses from leading scholars, poets, hymn writers, preachers, theologians, and biblical scholars throughout the ages Offers new insights into issues they raise concerning feminist biblical interpretation. Provides a history of two-way influences, as exemplified by Ulrich Luz, Hans Robert Jauss, and Hans-Georg Gadamer Written by Anthony Thiselton, a leading commentator on the Greek New Testament

The Celtic Druids

Author: Godfrey Higgins

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 160206671X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 532

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Or, An Attempt to show, that The Druids were the Priests of Oriental Colonies Who Emigrated from India; and were the Introducers of the First or Cadmean System of Letters, and the Builders of Stonehenge, of Carnac, and of Other Cyclopean Works, in Asia and Europe. Complete with many informative prints and maps. Partial Contents: Necessity of Etymology; Alphabets; Changes in Language; Druids acquainted with Letters; Irish, Greek, and Hebrew Letters the same; Hieroglyphics; Ciphering invented before Letters; Virgil a Druid; Genesis; Persia, India, and China, the Depositaries, not the Inventors of Science; Who the Celtf were; Affinity between the Latin, Sanscrit, and Celtic; Term Barbarian; Arrival of Phoenician Colonies in Ireland; Origin of Irish Fables; Derivation of the word Britain; Hero Gods; Derivation of the words: Albion, Druid, Vates and Bards; Britain known to Aristotle; Road to Britain lost, like that to America and Australia; magnetic Needle; Ancient Oracles founded by Celtf; Druids probably Pythagoreans; Cross common to Greeks, Egyptians, and Indians; Monograms of Christ; Druids admitted the Creation of Matter; Festivals removed by the precession of the Equinoxes; Druid Festival of Christmas; Mother of the Gods; Baal; Gods of India and Ireland the same; Chaldees of the Jews; St. Patrick; A single Plain Stone the Origin of Idolatry; Rocking-Stones or Logan Stones; Circular Temples, Stonehenge and Abury; Stonehenge not a Roman, Saxon, or Danish Work; Ancient Superstitions respecting Numbers; Observations on Hebrew Chronology; Hierarchy of the Druids; Druids Assertors of their Country's Liberty; Immortality of the Soul and Metempsychosis; Druids had an excellent System ofMorals; Mistletoe and other Sacred Plants; Institution of Priesthoods an Evil.

A World Full of Gods

The Strange Triumph of Christianity

Author: Keith Hopkins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 402

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A history of early Christianity considers its origins and surprising evolution from Jewish and pagan contexts, profiling the odds posed by a fierce Roman state against which Christian practices were strategically developed.

Geschichte des Afrozentrismus

imaginiertes Afrika und afroamerikanische Identität

Author: Thomas Reinhardt

Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN: 9783170199477

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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Wenig beachtet von der europaischen Offentlichkeit hat sich im Spannungsfeld von postmoderner Theorie und political correctness in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten in den USA eine sich als afrozentrisch verstehende historische Betrachtungsweise herausgebildet, die Fragen nach der Rolle Afrikas und seiner Bewohner fur die Weltgeschichte ins Zentrum ihrer Untersuchungen stellt. Im vorliegenden Band wird der Afrozentrismus aus ethnologischer, historischer und philosophischer Perspektive betrachtet und in seinen jeweiligen politischen und ideengeschichtlichen Kontexten dargestellt. Dabei wird nicht allein die Diskursgeschichte der afrozentrischen Theorie und Praxis im engeren Sinne erfasst, sondern es werden auch die Geschichte der afroamerikanischen Bilder und Vorstellungen von Afrika und Amerika nachgezeichnet.

Icons of Power

Ritual Practices in Late Antiquity

Author: Naomi Janowitz

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271047911

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Christians as the Romans Saw Them

Author: Robert Louis Wilken

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300098396

Category: History

Page: 214

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This book offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.