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The Resource Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity, Luke Timothy Johnson

Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity, Luke Timothy Johnson

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Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity
Title
Among the gentiles
Title remainder
Greco-Roman religion and Christianity
Statement of responsibility
Luke Timothy Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The question of Christianity's relation to the other religions of the world is more pertinent and difficult today than ever before. While Christianity's historical failure to appreciate or actively engage Judaism is notorious, Christianity's even more shoddy record with respect to 'pagan' religions is less understood. Christians have inherited a virtually unanimous theological tradition that thinks of paganism in terms of demonic possession, and of Christian missions as a rescue operation that saves pagans from inherently evil practices. In undertaking this fresh inquiry into early Christianity and Graeco-Roman paganism, Luke Timothy Johnson begins with a broad definition of religion as a way of life organized around convictions and experiences concerning ultimate power. In the tradition of William James' "Variety of Religious Experience", he identifies four distinct ways of being religious: religion as participation in benefits, as moral transformation, as transcending the world, and as stabilizing the world
Member of
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
270.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR1-129
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Anchor Bible Reference
Label
Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity, Luke Timothy Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn475546068
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780300168105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)475546068
Label
Among the gentiles : Greco-Roman religion and Christianity, Luke Timothy Johnson
Publication
Control code
ocn475546068
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
1 v.
Isbn
9780300168105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)475546068

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