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Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourse
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Philip L. Tite
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-31 - Publisher: BRILL

Offering a fresh assessment of the presence and function of paraenesis within Valentinianism, this book places Valentinian moral exhortation within the context of early Christian moral discourse. Like other Christians, Valentinians were not only interested in ethics, but used moral exhortation to discursively shape social identity.
Valentinian Ethics and Paraenetic Discourse
Language: en
Pages: 690
Authors: Philip Laurence Tite
Categories: Christian ethics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

"This dissertation sets out to determine the social function of paraenesis ("moral exhortation") within Valentinian Christianity. In order to explicate this social function, this study places the discussion within the context of ancient rhetorical practices of ethical admonition; i.e., how did paraenetic discursive practices act as rhetorical devices for affecting
Ancient Letters and the Purpose of Romans
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Aaron Ricker
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-17 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Aaron Ricker locates the purpose of Romans in its function as a tool of community identity definition. Ricker employs a comparative analysis of the ways in which community identity definition is performed in first-century association culture, including several ancient network letters comparable to Romans. Ricker's examination of the community advice
Beyond Gnosticism
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ismo O. Dunderberg
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-16 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Valentinus was a popular, influential, and controversial early Christian teacher. His school flourished in the second and third centuries C.E. Yet because his followers ascribed the creation of the visible world not to a supreme God but to an inferior and ignorant Creator-God, they were from early on accused of
Paul and Pseudepigraphy
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Stanley E. Porter, Gregory P. Fewster
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-09 - Publisher: BRILL

In Paul and Pseudepigraphy, a group of scholars engage open questions in the study of the Apostle Paul and those documents often deemed pseudepigraphal, including canonical and non-canonical works.