History, Culture, and Religion of the Hellenistic Age

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Walter de Gruyter, Oct 25, 2012 - Religion - 443 pages

While the first American edition of this book, published more than a decade ago, was a revised translation of the German book, Einführung in das Neue Testament, this second edition of the first volume of the Introduction to the New Testament is no longer dependent upon a previously published German work. The author hopes that for the student of the New Testament it is a useful introduction into the many complex aspects of the political, cultural, and religious developments that characterized the world in which early Christianity arose and by which the New Testament and other early Christian writings were shaped.

 

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Contents

1 HISTORICAL SURVEY
1
2 Alexander the Great
6
3 The Diadochi and the Formation of their Empires
13
4 The Empires and States of the Hellenistic World Prior to the Roman Conquest
16
5 Political Ideology and Ruler Cult
34
2 SOCIETY AND ECONOMICS
41
2 The Basic Structures of Administration and Economy
45
3 The Society
53
4 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
137
2 The Spirit of the Hellenistic Age
148
3 The Development of Greek Religion
156
4 The New Religions
176
5 THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL IN THE HELLENISTIC PERIOD
197
2 Diversity in the Religion of Israel
217
3 The Literature of Hellenistic Israel
235
6 THE ROMAN EMPIRE AS THE HEIR OF HELLENISM
273

4 The Hellenistic City
71
5 Agriculture
76
6 Manufacturing and Industry
79
7 Trade Monetary Systems and Banking
87
3 EDUCATION LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
97
2 The Language
104
3 The Sciences
114
4 Literature
120
2 The Roman Empire to the End of the Golden Age
296
3 Administration and Economy
309
4 Roman Culture and Hellenism
321
5 The Religions of the Roman Imperial Period
347
6 Palestine and Judaism in the Roman Period
371
Short Titles of Works Often Cited
407
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