A Most Reliable Witness: Essays in Honor of Ross Shepard by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. PDF

By Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Nathaniel DesRosiers, Shira L. Lander, Jacqueline Pastis, Daniel Ullucci

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Have fun a trailblazer within the parts of ladies and faith, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity within the historic Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of non secular reports at Brown collage. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced through scholars, colleagues, and buddies bears witness to the breadth of her personal scholarly pursuits. members comprise Theodore A. Bergren, Debra Bucher, Lynn Cohick, Mary Rose D’Angelo, Nathaniel P. DesRosiers, Robert Doran, Jennifer Eyl, Paula Fredriksen, John G. Gager, Maxine Grossman, Kim Haines-Eitzen, Susan Ashbrook Harvey, Jordan Kraemer, Robert A. Kraft, Shira L. Lander, Amy-Jill Levine, Susan Marks, E. Ann subject, Renee Levine Melammed, Susan Niditch, Elaine Pagels, Adele Reinhartz, Jordan Rosenblum, Sarah Schwarz, Karen B. Stern, Stanley ok. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.

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- Articles that study either historic and sleek texts in cross-cultural and trans-historical perspective
- Twenty-eight unique essays on historical Judaism, Christianity, and ladies within the Greco-Roman world

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Kraemer has 1. The critical edition of this text is François Bovon, Bertrand Bouvier, Frédéric Amsler, Acta Philippi: Textus (Corpus Christianorum Series Apocryphorum 11; Turnhout: Brepols, 1999). Translations, unless otherwise noted, are from François Bovon and Christopher R. Matthews, The Acts of Philip: A New Translation (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012). 2. While other apocryphal acts promote a life of sexual renunciation, the Acts of Philip focuses much more on the renunciation of personal wealth.

10). Because Acts 4. Except for the apostles themselves and a few other notable exceptions, Jews do not play large roles in the apocryphal acts genre. Mostly they are in the background, characterized by the texts as detractors (see Acts Pet. 1, in which there is an offhand comment stating that Paul often quarreled with the Jews), or they are not seen at all as active players in the lives of the apostles. The exceptions are Simon Magus in Acts Pet. 23–28; a story of Jesus commanding the Sphinx to tell the Jewish high priests that he is God in Acts of Andrew and Matthias; and a story in the Coptic Acts of Andrew and Paul about twenty-seven thousand Jews being baptized after witnessing the resurrection of a dead boy by Andrew and Paul.

Matthews, The Acts of Philip: A New Translation (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012). 2. While other apocryphal acts promote a life of sexual renunciation, the Acts of Philip focuses much more on the renunciation of personal wealth. 3. While working as a librarian in the Penn Libraries, I went through a period of personal and intellectual reflection in the mid-1990s. As part of that, I audited a Historical Jesus Seminar taught by Ross Kraemer and experienced her great light. I have never been the same, and I owe her great thanks as a result.

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