Light from the Gentiles: Hellenistic Philosophy and Early

Light from the Gentiles: Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity: Collected Essays, 1959 2012, by Abraham J. Malherbe Rather than viewing the Graeco Roman world as the background against which early Christian texts should be read, Abraham J Malherbe saw the ancient Mediterranean world as a rich ecology of diverse intellectual traditions that interacted within specific social contexts These essays, spanning over fifty years, illustrate Malherbe s appreciation of the complexities of this ecology and what is required to explore philological and conceptual connections between early Christian writers, especially Paul and Athenagoras, and their literary counterparts who participated in the religious and philosophical discourse of the wider culture Malherbe s essays laid the groundwork for his magisterial commentary on the Thessalonian correspondence and launched the contemporary study of Hellenistic moral philosophy and early Christianity


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4 thoughts on “Light from the Gentiles: Hellenistic Philosophy and Early Christianity: Collected Essays, 1959 2012, by Abraham J. Malherbe

  1. Matthew Colvin Matthew Colvin says:

    Wonderful application of Malherbe s masterful knowledge of Hellenistic literature and culture to the interpretation of the NT The sections on the pastoral epistles are especially helpful.


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