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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Jesus like Dionysus uses language in a less literal way than his questioner ( ' my
kingdom is not of this world ' ) : he answers questions with questions , or with
statements of a profundity and irony which Pilate is incapable of comprehending .
A recurrent question in the criticism of both is whether the legacy was fruitfully
developed or excessively systematised : both are censured by some modern
readers for authoritarianism . Their imagery and rhetorical techniques are often
102 All the Socratic literature and all the New Testament accounts of Jesus raise
the question of where record ends and ... There are proper questions here about
the persuasiveness of the later developments , but the effect in practice for the ...
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