Classics and the Bible: Hospitality and Recognition
Bloomsbury Academic, 22/11/2007 - 192 páginas
"Classics and the Bible" looks at story-patterns and themes which Greek and Latin literature shares with the Hebrew scriptures and the New Testament. Direct influence or a common source can explain some similarities, but uncannily parallel plots and forms of expression seem more often to occur independently. Classical and biblical texts constantly illuminate each other. Hospitality and recognition are central themes in both traditions, and also metaphors about the relation between them. Classical and biblical authors alike tell stories which need to be read in the light of other stories. The relation between the present and the heroic past is crucial to both traditions, and both raise fundamental questions about the relation of text and reader. The first three chapters consider the subject from the classical side: Homer, the Greek tragedians and Plato, and Virgil; the fourth turns to the New Testament; and the fifth to aspects of later reception. Readers should ideally be equipped with a Bible, English translations of a few major classical authors, and an open mind.
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... the carpenter's shop casting on the wall in the morning sunlight an image of the
cross.76 Like the Iliad , the gospel story moves towards a death which lesser
ones foreshadow : in John's version this is particularly true of the death of
He simultaneously repeats its claim ( for the Word summarises the ninefold ' God
said ' in the first chapter of Genesis ) and moves radically beyond it ( for that same
Word has now been made flesh : John 1:14 ) . Virgil dares to rewrite the ...
We noted similarities both to the Iliad and to Greek tragedy in a story which
moves inexorably towards the death of its hero : Achilles treads an ordained
course , and Agamemnon makes an ominous triumphal entry . Luke , who
stresses in ...
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