Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Philo and the Church Fathers: A Collection of Papers

Academic journal article Journal of Biblical Literature

Philo and the Church Fathers: A Collection of Papers

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Philo and the Church Fathers: A Collection of Papers, by David T. Runia. VCSup 32. Leiden/New York/Cologne: Brill, 1995. Pp. xii + 275. $100.00.

This is a collection of fourteen previously published essays that consider various aspects of Philonic studies, presented here as a companion volume to the author's Philo in Early Christian Literature: A Survey (CRINT III, 1993). In different ways, each of the essays evaluates Philo's significance for and reception by Christian authors of the early and medieval church.

The essays are arranged as follows: "Platonism, Philonism, and the Beginnings of Christian Thought," pp. 1-24 (English translation of the author's 1992 Inaugural Lecture at the University of Utrecht, originally published as "Platonisme, Philonisme, en het begin van het christelijk denken," Quaestiones Infinitae 2 [Utrecht: Publications of the Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University, 1992]); "Philonic Nomenclature," pp. 25-53 (= The Studia Philonica Annual 6 [1994] 1-27); "Why Does Clement of Alexandria Call Philo `The Pythagorean'?" pp. 5s76 (= VC 49 [ 1995] 1-22); "Underneath Cohn and Colson: The Text of Philo's De virtutibus," pp. 77-101 (= SBLSP 30 [Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1991] 116-4); "Verba Philonica, Aya?,[taopoopetv and the Authenticity of the De Resurrectione Attributed to Athenagorus," pp. 102-16 (= VC 46 [1992] 313-27); "Philo and Origen: A Preliminary Survey," pp. 117-25 (= R. J. Daley, ed., Origeniana Quinta: Papers of the 5th Annual Origen Congress Boston College 14-18 August 1989 [BETL 105; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1992] 333-39); "Where, Tell Me, Is the Jew . …

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