Destroyer of the Gods

  • Publsiher : Anonim
  • Release : 01 May 2017
  • ISBN : 1481304747
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 voters

Download Destroyer of the Gods Book PDF Online

Download or read book entitled Destroyer of the Gods written by Larry W. Hurtado and published by Anonim online. This book was released on 01 May 2017 with total pages 304. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Get best books that you want by click Get Book Button and Read as many books as you like.

Book Excerpt : "Silly," "stupid," "irrational," "simple." "Wicked," "hateful," "obstinate," "anti-social." "Extravagant," "perverse." The Roman world rendered harsh judgments upon early Christianity--including branding Christianity "new." Novelty was no Roman religious virtue. Nevertheless, as Larry W. Hurtado shows in Destroyer of the gods, Christianity thrived despite its new and distinctive features and opposition to them. Unlike nearly all other religious groups, Christianity utterly rejected the traditional gods of the Roman world. Christianity also offered a new and different kind of religious identity, one not based on ethnicity. Christianity was distinctively a "bookish" religion, with the production, copying, distribution, and reading of texts as central to its faith, even preferring a distinctive book-form, the codex. Christianity insisted that its adherents behave differently: unlike the simple ritual observances characteristic of the pagan religious environment, embracing Christian faith meant a behavioral transformation, with particular and novel ethical demands for men. Unquestionably, to the Roman world, Christianity was both new and different, and, to a good many, it threatened social and religious conventions of the day. In the rejection of the gods and in the centrality of texts, early Christianity obviously reflected commitments inherited from its Jewish origins. But these particular features were no longer identified with Jewish ethnicity and early Christianity quickly became aggressively trans-ethnic--a novel kind of religious movement. Its ethical teaching, too, bore some resemblance to the philosophers of the day, yet in contrast with these great teachers and their small circles of dedicated students, early Christianity laid its hard demands upon all adherents from the moment of conversion, producing a novel social project. Christianity's novelty was no badge of honor. Called atheists and suspected of political subversion, Christians earned Roman disdain and suspicion in equal amounts. Yet, as Destroyer of the gods demonstrates, in an irony of history the very features of early Christianity that rendered it distinctive and objectionable in Roman eyes have now become so commonplace in Western culture as to go unnoticed. Christianity helped destroy one world and create another.

Destroyer of the Gods

Destroyer of the Gods
Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 1481304747
GET BOOK

Destroyer of the Gods

Destroyer of the Gods
Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2016
ISBN: 1481304755
GET BOOK

Destroyer of the Gods

Destroyer of the Gods
Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2016
ISBN: 1481305387
GET BOOK

How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God

How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God
Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Relase: 2005-11-02
ISBN: 0802828612
GET BOOK

The Character of God in the Book of Genesis

The Character of God in the Book of Genesis
Author: Anonim
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Relase: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 0664223605
GET BOOK

One God One Lord New Edition

One God  One Lord  New Edition
Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Publisher: A&C Black
Relase: 2003-10-25
ISBN: 9780567089878
GET BOOK

Speaking the Christian God

Speaking the Christian God
Author: Alvin F. Kimel
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
Relase: 1992
ISBN: 0802806120
GET BOOK

Pantheologies

Pantheologies
Author: Mary-Jane Rubenstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Relase: 2018-11-06
ISBN: 9780231548342
GET BOOK

Dying for God

Dying for God
Author: Daniel Boyarin
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Relase: 1999
ISBN: 9780804737043
GET BOOK

A More Christlike God

A More Christlike God
Author: Bradley Jersak
Publisher: Plain Truth Ministries
Relase: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 9781889973173
GET BOOK

Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries

Why on Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries
Author: Larry W. Hurtado
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2016-04-01
ISBN: 1626005044
GET BOOK

Destroyer of Worlds

Destroyer of Worlds
Author: Mark Chadbourn
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Relase: 2012-05-22
ISBN: 9781616146184
GET BOOK

Gateway to the Gods

Gateway to the Gods
Author: K. A. Applegate
Publisher: Apple
Relase: 2000
ISBN: 0590877666
GET BOOK

Destroyer of Light

Destroyer of Light
Author: Rachel Alexander
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 2016-03-16
ISBN: 0996644725
GET BOOK

The Fleet the Gods Forgot

The Fleet the Gods Forgot
Author: Walter G. Winslow
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Relase: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 9781612512938
GET BOOK