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

ISBN-10: 1930675941

ISBN-13: 9781930675940

Have fun a trailblazer within the components of girls and faith, Jews and Judaism, and earliest Christianity within the historical Mediterranean

Ross Kraemer is Professor Emerita within the division of spiritual experiences at Brown college. This quantity of essays, conceived and produced via scholars, colleagues, and associates 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 okay. Stowers, Daniel Ullucci, Arthur Urbano, Heidi Wendt, and Benjamin G. Wright.

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

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Kraemer’s objections in her shorter piece cluster around four main points: (1) Rigidity of the category: Scholars use the term “Godfearers” as a “sweeping static category” with “a single, static meaning” (p. 62). , we have no set term for “paganizing” Jews or for “Christianizing” pagans). The focus on this one putative group seems to confer a unique status on them, whereas such cross-cult activity in ancient Mediterranean society “appears to have been widespread” (p. 62). (3) Diversity of motivations: “The motivations for such practices are likely to have been diverse and situational” (p.

15). 21). 14). 9). Even with this independence—she knows what her husband is up to outside of the house and makes decisions based on her own sense of propriety—she admits that Ireos can invite the apostle into their home and make decisions without consultation. Although Nerkella, in a twist of the apocryphal acts motif, might appear as Philip’s main opponent, another leading Jew, Aristarchos, the leader of the synagogue, actually plays that role. The Jews, upset because they believe Philip is threatening their traditions, urge Aristarchos to challenge him to a duel of sorts—a debate concerning Philip’s teachings and understanding of Scripture.

Ireos is also a man of action. He invites Philip into his house, providing a kind of sanctuary from the tumultuous crowd. 7). It is at this point that Ireos makes his decision to follow Philip, although worried about what will become of him. Philip assures him that he will have “rest in the day of judgment” because he fought for Philip with the crowd. 7). 7). As the story winds to a close, Ireos and another new convert act with assurance and confidence in building a church for the new Christian community.

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