In PT. 2, Professor Hurtado discusses the unique qualities of early Christians in the Roman world, and in particular shows how Christians were unique in relation to their Jewish counterpart.
Perusing the current Mohr Siebeck catalogue, I’ve just noticed that our own Dr. Margaret Williams has a new book out (she’s too modest to have mentioned it): Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment (Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013; ISBN 978-3-16-151901-7). This is mainly a collection of essay-length studies previously published in a variety of journals and multi-author […]
I’ve just received my copy of Volume 10 of the valuable series, New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, eds. S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison (Eerdmans, 2012). For those who don’t know the series, each volume reviews publications of texts and inscriptions from a preceding period of years. This latest volume covers 1988-1992. The original […]
(Larry Hurtado): The latest in the series, “New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity,” produced by the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre in Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) has appeared, Volume 10, edited by S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison (published by Eerdmans). Each volume in the series is a valuable collection of notices of publications on […]
(Larry Hurtado) One of the big issues in debate in recent scholarship on the ancient Roman world is the extent, nature and uses of literacy. Everyone agrees, it seems, that a majority of people of that time were illiterate, but the size of that majority remains under dispute. This has implications for students of the […]