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Ignatius of Antioch and the Second Sophistic

A Study of an Early Christian Transformation of Pagan Culture

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2006. Buch. XVI, 377 S. Softcover

Mohr Siebeck. ISBN 978-3-16-148794-1

Gewicht: 620 g

In englischer Sprache


The letters of Ignatius of Antioch have been generally understood as addressing concerns and issues within the Church. Consequently, his language has been read as an expression of second century Judaeo-Christianity or as a reply to Valentinianism, with little direct contact or concern with the surrounding pagan culture. Allen Brent submits Ignatius' language to a comprehensive analysis and seeks to show that both conceptually, and in terms of the form of his arguments, his language game is clearly that of the pagan, Greek city-states of Asia Minor in the Second Sophistic. The author shows from a variety of evidence, both literary, epigraphic and iconographic, that Ignatius' cultural background is in the world of the discourse of Hellenic autonomy against Roman imperial power, in the image-bearing mystery cults of the cities to whom he writes, in their embassies and Homonia treaties, and in their ideal of unity in a common culture expressed by their constitutions and cultural practices.


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