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Foreign But Familiar Gods (Journal For The Study Of The New Testament Supplement Series)

Hardback|Jul 2006
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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...


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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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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 241038
  • Product Code 0567080978
  • EAN 9780567080974
  • Pages 184
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Jul 2006
  • Dimensions 234 x 156 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.438kg

Lynne Allan Kauppi

Lynn Allan Kauppi is a former reference books editor and a freelance editor.

  • 1. Introduction; 2. Acts 1:15-26, 16:16-18: Greco-roman Oracles; 3. Acts 12:20-23: Ruler Cult Excursus: Agrippa's Qeou Fwnh; 4. Acts 14:8-19: Graeco-roman Sacrifice; 5. Acts 17:16-34: Parallels And Allusions To Aeschylus' Eumenides; 6. Acts 19:23-41: Votive Offerings And Diopeths Objects; 7. Acts 28:1-11: Ecidna, Dikh, And The Dioskuroi; 8. Conclusions; Bibliography