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  • Latin  (1)
  • Russian  (1)
  • Oxford : Oxford University Press
  • 1
    ISBN: 9780198726487
    Language: English , Latin
    Pages: vii, 269 Seiten
    Edition: First edition
    Parallel Title: Erscheint auch als Pollmann, Karla, 1963 - The baptized muse
    DDC: 871/.0109
    Keywords: Christian poetry ; Christian poetry, Latin History and criticism ; Frühchristentum ; Christliche Lyrik ; Kulturelle Identität ; Kultursoziologie ; Latein ; Griechisch ; Literatur ; Rezeption ; Christentum
    Abstract: "With the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire increasing numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. As Christianity did not have its own educational institutions the issue of how to harmonize pagan education and Christian convictions became increasingly pressing. Especially classical poetry, the staple diet of pagan education, was considered to be morally corrupting (due to its deceitful mythological content) and damaging for the salvation of the soul (because of the false gods it advocated). But Christianity recoiled from an unqualified anti-intellectual attitude, while at the same time the experiment of creating an idiosyncratic form of genuinely Christian poetry failed (the sole exception being the poet Commodianus). In The Baptized Muse: Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority, Karla Pollmann argues that, instead, Christian poets made creative use of the classical literary tradition, and - in addition to blending it with Judaeo-Christian biblical exegesis exploited poetry's special ability of enhancing communicative effectiveness and impact through aesthetic means. Pollman explores these strategies through a close analysis of a wide range of Christian, and for comparison partly also pagan, writers mainly from the fourth to sixth centuries. She reveals that early Christianity was not a hermetically sealed uniform body, but displays a rich spectrum of possibilities in dealing with the past and a willingness to engage with and adapt the surrounding culture(s), thereby developing diverse and changing responses to historical challenges. By demonstrating throughout that authority is a key in understanding the long denigrated and misunderstood early Christian poets, this book reaches the ground-breaking conclusion that early Christian poetry is an art form that gains its justification by adding cultural authority to Christianity. Thus, in a wider sense it engages with the recently developed interdisciplinary scholarly interest in aspects of religion as cultural phenomena" --
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  • 2
    ISBN: 0199233810 , 9780199233823 , 0199233837 , 0199233845 , 9780199576821 , 9780199576838 , 0198614209 , 9780198614203 , 9780199233816 , 9780199233830 , 9780199233847
    Language: English , Russian
    Pages: xxi, 1322 Seiten , 27 cm
    Edition: Fourth edition revised and updated by Della Thompson
    DDC: 491.73/21
    Keywords: Russian language Dictionaries English ; English language Dictionaries Russian ; Russisch ; Wörterbuch ; Englisch ; Russian language Dictionaries ; English ; English language Dictionaries ; Russian ; Wörterbuch ; Russisch ; Englisch
    Note: Previous ed.: 2000. - Formerly CIP. - Text engl. und russ , Teilweise in kyrillischer Schrift, Text englisch und russisch
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