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By Paula Fredriksen

EPUB eISBN: 9780300172508
Original booklet (Hardcover w/ Doubleday): 2008
Electronic book (Along w/ Updated/Paperback edition): 2010

Now in paperback with a brand new postscript, this up-to-date version of Paula Fredriksen's seriously acclaimed Augustine and the Jews lines the social and highbrow forces that resulted in the advance of Christian anti-Judaism and exhibits how and why Augustine challenged this tradition.

Drawing us into the lifestyles, instances, and regarded Augustine of Hippo (396–430), Fredriksen makes a speciality of the interval of impressive creativity that resulted in his new figuring out of Paul and to his nice vintage, The Confessions. She indicates how Augustine's fight to learn the Bible led him to a brand new theological imaginative and prescient, person who countered the anti-Judaism not just of his Manichaean competitors but in addition of his personal church. The Christian Empire, Augustine held, used to be correct to prohibit paganism and to coerce heretics. however the resource of historical Jewish scripture and present Jewish perform, he argued, used to be the exact same as that of the recent testomony and of the church—namely, God himself. as a result, he prompt, Jews have been to be left by myself. Conceived as a vividly unique technique to safeguard Christian rules approximately Jesus and in regards to the outdated testomony, Augustine's theological innovation survived the cave in of the Western Roman Empire, and it eventually served to guard Jewish lives opposed to the brutality of medieval crusades.

Augustine and the Jews sheds new mild at the origins of Christian anti-Semitism and, via Augustine, opens a course towards larger figuring out among of the world's nice religions.

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According to I. During, AABT p. 155. 53C. O. Gigon, Interpretationen p. 151, denies During's correctness and explains it as part of the unfavorable tradition toward Aristotle. Indeed, Timotheus, to whom Diogenes attributes this information, gave unfavorable reports about Plato (D. L. L. 4; cf. L. 1). 88 D. L. 1: àXXà kcù iaxvoaKeXT|ç, cpaaiv, f|v kcù uiKpôuuaxoç èa9fjxi x' ènior|uq> xpcouevoç kcù SaKxuXioiç kcù Koupci. 19, has this same information. e. that it is the sign of a small-minded man, see pseudo-Aristotle, Physiogn.

Lyco was only thirty years old when he assumed the leadership of the school; see the section on Chronological Information below. 84 D. L. 68: dHpnvf|aaxo 8è xfjç axoXfjç ërn xèxxapa Ttpôç xoîç xexxapdKovxa, Zxpàxcovoç aùxôv èv xaîç 8iaGf|Kaiç KaxaXiTtôvxoç Kaxà xf|v èB8ôur|v Kai elKoaxf|v kcù èKaxoaxf|v 'OXuuitidÔa = Strato, fr. 9 Wehrli. 86 Such descrip tions seek to characterize the individual by fleshing out a portrait of him. g. anecdotes and apophthegms, they often detract from factuality and objectivity due to the personal notions of the describer.

156-7. M See F. Wehrli, SA vol. 7, p. 60 - 1. sl This has been pointed out by several scholars, including K. Brink, Peripatos 905, I. During, AABT p. 346 and 361, J. Lynch, Aristotle's School p. 106-7, and A. , Rhein. Mus. 115 (1972) p. 310- 18. " D. L. 15: auaxfiaaaGai axoXr|v. 3810 MICHAEL G. SOLLENBERGER originator of the Peripatetic sect and its intellectual and spiritual, if not legal founder. What Diogenes does tell us, basing his information on the authority of Hermippus, is that when Aristotle returned to Athens in 335/4 B.

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