Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity

Klostergaard Petersen, A. (ed.) & van Kooten, G. (ed.), 2017, Leiden/Boston: Brill. 428 p. (Ancient Philosophy & Religion; vol. 1)

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  • Anders Klostergaard Petersen (Editor)
  • George van Kooten (Editor)
This first volume of the new Brill series Ancient Philosophy & Religion is a collection of articles by scholars of Classics, Ancient Philosophy, and Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. The articles are based on papers presented at two colloquia on the interface between Ancient Philosophy and Religion at the universities of Aarhus and Cambridge. They focus extensively on Platonic philosophy and piety and sketch an emerging religio-philosophical discourse in ancient Judaism (both in the Sibylline Oracles and 4 Maccabees). Furthermore, this volume studies Seneca’s religio-philosophical understanding of ‘consolation,’ compares early depictions of Jesus with those of ancient philosophers, and, finally, reconsiders responses of pagan philosophers to Christianity from the second century to Late Antiquity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden/Boston
Number of pages428
ISBN (Electronic)9789004323131
ISBN (Print)9789004341463
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAncient Philosophy & Religion
ISSN (Print)2542-3576

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