Classical Philology and Theology

Classical Philology and Theology : Entanglement, Disavowal, and the Godlike Scholar

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Modern disciplinary silos tend to separate the fields of classical philology and theology. This collection of essays, however, explores for the first time the deep and significant interactions between them. It demonstrates how from antiquity to the present they have marched hand in hand, informing each other with method, views of the past and structures of argument. The volume rewrites the history of discipline formation, and reveals how close the seminar is to the seminary.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 160 x 235 x 18mm | 600g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1108494838
  • 9781108494830

Table of contents

1. Philology's shadow Catherine Conybeare and Simon Goldhill; 2. Philology's roommate: hermeneutics, antiquity, and the seminar Constanze Guthenke; 3. The union and divorce of classical philology and theology Simon Goldhill; 4. The philology of Judaism: Zacharias Frankel, the septuagint and the Jewish study of ancient Greek in the nineteenth century Theodor Dunkelgrun; 5. Source, original and authentic between philology and theology Irene Peirano Garrison; 6. Whose handmaiden? 'Hellenisation' between philology and theology Renaud Gagne; 7. Julian the Emperor on statues (of himself) Susanna Elm; 8. Boethius in the genres of the book: philology, theology, codicology Mark Vessey; 9. Virgil, creator of the world Catherine Conybeare; 10. Theology's shadow Erik Gunderson.
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About Catherine Conybeare

Catherine Conybeare is Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania. She is an authority on the Latin texts of late antiquity, and is the author of four books, including The Laughter of Sarah: Biblical Exegesis, Feminist Theory, and the Concept of Delight (2013). She is also the editor of a new series for Cambridge University Press, Cultures of Latin from Antiquity to the Enlightenment. Simon Goldhill is Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of King's College. He is one of the best-known writers on Greek literature and cultures, publishing almost twenty books and numerous articles on texts and topics from the whole span of antiquity and its reception. His books have won three international prizes and have been translated into ten languages.
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