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Ancient Fiction free pdf The essays in this volume examine the relationship between ancient fiction in the Greco-Roman world and early Jewish and Christian narratives. They consider how those narratives imitated or exploited conventions of fiction to produce forms of literature that expressed new ideas or shaped community identity within the shifting social and political climates of their own societies. Major authors and texts surveyed include Chariton, Shakespeare, Homer, Vergil, Plato, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Daniel, "3 Maccabees", "The Testament of Abraham", "Rabbinic Midrash", "The Apocryphal Acts", "Ezekiel the Tragedian", and "The Sophist Aelian". This diverse collection reveals and examines prevalent issues and syntheses in the making: the pervasive use and subversive power of imitation, the distinction between fiction and history, and the use of history in the expression of identity. The contributors are Jo-Ann A. Brant, J. R. C. Cousland, Ruben Rene Dupertuis, Noah Hacham, Gerhard van den Heever, Ronald F. Hock, Tawny L. Holm, Sara R. Johnson, Jared W. Ludlow, Dennis R. MacDonald, Chaim Milikowsky, Judith B. Perkins, Richard I. Pervo, Gareth Schmeling, and Chris Shea.

About Jo-Ann A. Brant

Jo-Ann Brant, Ph.D. (1991) in Religious Studies, Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman Era, McMaster University, is Professor of Bible and Religion at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. She is the author of Dialogue and Drama Elements of Greek Tragedy in the Fourth Gospel.Charles W. Hedrick is Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, and the author of numerous books including Many Things in Parables: Jesus and His Modern Critics (Westminster John Knox). Chris Shea is Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics and Professor of Classics at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

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Author : Jo-Ann A. Brant
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 23 December 2005
ISBN : 9004137688
EAN : 9789004137684
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 374 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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