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Author: Werner Jaeger
ISBN: 0196318785
Pages: 154 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 22, 1970)
Language: English
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e-Book Early Christianity and Greek Paideia epub download

by Werner Jaeger



Jaeger argues that Greek mystery cults began to influence Christianity most during the second century and after, changing the emphasis of organized Christianity itself towards a revelatory ethos.

Jaeger argues that Greek mystery cults began to influence Christianity most during the second century and after, changing the emphasis of organized Christianity itself towards a revelatory ethos. This tends to put current arguments of faith vs. reason in a more laughable light. In any case, the work is short and direct, written in an approachable manner by an excellent scholar.

Jaeger's last lecture, Early Christianity and Greek Paideia (1961) is a very impressive summary of his life's work covering nearly one thousand years of Greek philology, philosophy and theology from Homer, the Presocratic.

Jaeger's last lecture, Early Christianity and Greek Paideia (1961) is a very impressive summary of his life's work covering nearly one thousand years of Greek philology, philosophy and theology from Homer, the Presocratic philosophers, Plato up to and including several Church Fathers. The Papers of Werner Jaeger are housed at the Houghton Library (Harvard University).

Start by marking Early Christianity and Greek Paideia as Want to Read . Werner Jaeger shows that without the large postclassical expansion of Greek culture the rise of a Christian world religion would have been impossible.

Start by marking Early Christianity and Greek Paideia as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. He explains why the Hellenization of Christianity was necessary in apostolic and postapostalic times; points out similarities between Greek philosophy and Christian belief; discuss such key figures as Clement, Origen, and Gregory of Nyssa; and touches on the controversies that led to the ultimate complex synthesis of Greek and Christian thought.

This small book, the last work of a world-renowned scholar, has established itself as a classic. It provides a superb overview of the vast historical process by which Christianity was Hellenized and Hellenic civilization became Christianized. Werner Jaeger shows that without the large postclassical expansion of Greek culture the rise of a Christian world religion would have been impossible

Volume I describes the foundation, growth, and crisis of Greek culture during the archaic and classical epochs, ending with the collapse of the Athenian empire. The second and third volumes of the work deal with the intellectual history of ancient Greece in the Age of Plato, the 4th century .

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Similar books and articles. Jaeger's Paideia in English Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture. Werner Jaeger - 1986 - Oup Usa. Early Christian Literature and the Classical Intellectual Tradition in Honorem Robert M. Grant. Robert Mcqueen Grant, William R. Schoedel & Robert Louis Wilken - 1979 - Beauchesne. Greek Medicine as Paideia. Werner Jaeger - 1944 - Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Culture 3:3-45. Added to PP index 2016-06-30.

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Jaeger shows that without the large postclassical expansion of Greek culture the rise of a Christian world religion would have been impossible. Werner Wilhelm Jaeger. The Theology of the Early Greek Philosophers.

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Early christianity & greek paideia. Published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Published by Oxford University Press, London (1961).

Gozragore
Good source for anyone interested in the early fathers of the Church and in the influence of Greek philosophy and pedagogy on early Christian doctrines.
Mr.Death
I thought this would be the magnum opus, but I think he started writing it too late. Oh well. Still written by a great scholar!
Coiriel
The author of Paideia dont' need layman analysis.
His work is already acknoleged in his field. This little book is a good introduction for the study of Patrística and also for Scholastic philosophers.
It is full of references and kept simple and ellegant in text construction. Very pleasant to read.
Thorgahuginn
This is really an extension of Jaeger's great work, Paideia, and shows how the development of Christianity was also a development of Greek Paideia. Jaeger is such a towering scholar that would be presumptuous for me to offer any criticism.
Silvermaster
If you're familiar with Werner Jaeger then you'll appreciate this little book. Composed of just over 100 pages, the book is really a composition of lectures given in 1960. Since that time, we've learned a great deal more about Gnostic sects and their influence on Judaism and Christianity. That said, Jaeger's book remains relevant and interesting, with the author concentrating on Christianity's first few centuries of dialogue with Greek philosophy, from Clement & Origen to Gregory of Nyssa.

Jaeger argues that Greek mystery cults began to influence Christianity most during the second century and after, changing the emphasis of organized Christianity itself towards a revelatory ethos. Before this, he argues, most Christian thinkers (if not believers) were centered on the philosophy of Christ, as this was the language of the Hellenized audience. Certainly in Alexandria this is true, but we might find this less so in Antioch.

The central role of the Platonic concept of life after death, embraced by the Christian fathers and finding full fruition in the fourth century, is well-explored. A concept whose origin is often attributed to the more Dionysian influences does, in fact, find its true source in philosophy rather than faith. This tends to put current arguments of faith vs. reason in a more laughable light.

In any case, the work is short and direct, written in an approachable manner by an excellent scholar. Those of you who enjoy this work might also consider picking up Jaeger's 3 volume work on Greek Philosophy (revolving around "paideia," or the individual's "education" in excellence.)
Olwado
This book is an invaluable guide for the student of patrology, especially those with an interest in the Cappadocians. Jaeger demonstrates with ease and readability the influences between Hellenism and Christianity, and how Christianity strove to preserve what was good in the classical world, how it transformed the classical worldview and breathed new life into a decaying culture. Coupled by Jaeger's articulation and fluidity of thought, I found this book both intellectually stimulating, and, oddly enough, good spiritual reading. This is more than just an academic's collection of academese; it is a book for anyone wishing to expand their understanding of the Christian heritage.
Beanisend
Christian pseudo-paganism stuff that doesn't make any sense b/c it's not pagan, not Christian - just a bunch of bull.
Being a fan of Professor Jaeger's 3-VOLUME "PAIDEIA", this short follow-up on early Christian faith proves yet again what many other's have long suspected: that Christianity became an extension of, rather an alternative to, Pagan mythology and philosophy, thereby betraying Jesus' words and teachings. This brief but excellent study is a MUST BUY!