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Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts as Crisis Management Literature: Thematic Studies from the Centre for Early Christian Studies
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Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts as Crisis Management Literature: Thematic Studies from the Centre for Early Christian Studies

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Bloomsbury 2013

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Overview

This volume seeks to demonstrate that many Jewish and Christian texts in the ancient world were written as a direct response to an earlier situation of crisis that affected the author, or the intended reader. Presented here are texts from both traditions that were written over many centuries in order to establish that such crisis management literature was widespread in the religious and theological literature of ancient times. These works reveal that all manner of crises could contribute to the production of these texts—persecution, political factors, religious or theological differences, social circumstances, and internal or external threats. By understanding this crucial element in their composition, we are better able to understand the complexities of the time and to appreciate the strategies which the authors used to manage these crises.

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Key Features

  • Presents texts from ancient Jewish and Christian traditions
  • Reveals that all manner of crises could contribute to the production of these texts
  • Appreciates the strategies which the authors used to manage crises

Contents

  • “The Jewish War as a Response to the Crisis of Flavian Propaganda” by James S. McLaren
  • “Coping with the Present by Inventing the Future: Jewish Apocalyptic Texts as Crisis Management Literature” by David C. Sim
  • “Family Feud: Paul’s Response to the Internecine Crisis in Galatia” by Ian J. Elmer
  • “Fighting on All Fronts: Crisis Management in the Gospel of Matthew” by David C. Sim
  • “Monitoring Women’s Roles: Luke’s Response to a Crisis of Acceptability in the Roman Empire” by Elizabeth Dowling
  • “Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Re-evaluating Nicodemus” by Mary L. Coloe
  • “The Roman Response to the Ecclesiastical Crises in the Antiochene Church in the Late-Fourth and Early-Fifth Centuries” by Geoffrey D. Dunn
  • “John Chrysostom as Crisis Manager: The Years in Constantinople” by Wendy Mayer
  • “A Crisis of Orthodoxy: Leo I’s Fight against the ‘Deadly Disease’ of Heresy” by Bronwen Neil
  • “Stage-Managing Crisis: Bishops’ Liturgical Responses to Crisis (4th-6th Centuries)” by Pauline Allen

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About the Editors

David C. Sim is associate professor in theology at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia.

Pauline Allen is the director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies at Australian Catholic University.