This volume is a collection of scholarly studies honoring Prof.Dr. David. E. Aune on his 65th birthday. Its title,
The New Testament and Early Christian Literature in Greco-Roman Context: Studies in Honor of David E. Aune, reflects Prof. Aune's academic training, interests, and extensive publications. The volume's studies investigate a range of topics within the Pauline correspondence, Gospels, Apocalypse of John, and other early Christian writings with insights drawn from Greco-Roman culture and Hellenistic Judaism. Thus, the studies make use of Greco-Roman literature, rhetoric, magic, medicine, moral philosophy, iconography, archaeology, religious cults, and social conventions while also utilizing social-historical, social-scientific, literary-critical, and rhetorical-critical methodologies, thereby adding an interdisciplinary dimension to the volume. These groundbreaking studies have been written by prominent international scholars and are published here for the first time.
John Fotopoulos, Ph.D. (2001) in New Testament and Early Christianity, Loyola University Chicago, is Assistant Professor at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. His recently published monograph is entitled
Food Offered to Idols in Roman Corinth: A Social-Rhetorical Reconsideration of 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1 (Tübingen, 2003).
"Ein eindrucksvoller Band, der die Breite und Tiefe der Gelehrsamkeit von David Aune in Bezug auf das Neue Testament und die Kultur der hellenistisch-römischen Welt, der es entstammt, angemessen würdigt!" – Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr, in:
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