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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... space and time , particularly in his concept of Christ as pre - existent ( " Before
Abraham was , I am ' : John 8:58 ) , and in his distinctive idea of ' eternal life ' ,
describing simultaneously a future state and a quality of present experience .
... even these things ' : Aen . 1.203 ) . At one level that refers to our reading about
them in the Aeneid . But it also makes the same point about time and mutability .
Both present woes and present pride will be put in perspective by a longer view .
The Old Testament does this : Chronicles presents again much of the material
from Samuel and Kings . ... noncanonical texts frequently subserves a modern
ideological agenda , attempting to present an alternative version of early
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History Tragedy and Philosophy
Virgil Between Two Worlds
Foolishness to Greeks
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