On Hellenism, Judaism, Individualism, and Early Christian Theories of the Subject

On Hellenism, Judaism, Individualism, and Early Christian Theories of the Subject

Author: Guillermo M. Jodra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350303416

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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This first of a two-volume work provides a new understanding of Western subjectivity as theorized in the Augustinian Rule. A theopolitical synthesis of Antiquity, the Rule is a humble, yet extremely influential example of subjectivity production. In these volumes, Jodra argues that the Classical and Late-Ancient communitarian practices along the Mediterranean provide historical proof of a worldview in which the self and the other are not disjunctive components, but mutually inclusive forces. The Augustinian Rule is a culmination of this process and also the beginning of something new: the paradigm of the monastic self as protagonist of the new, medieval worldview. In this volume, Jodra takes one of the most influential and pervasive commons experiments-Augustine's Rule-and gives us its Mediterranean backstory, with an eye to solving at last the riddle of socialism. In volume two, he will present his solution in full, as a kind of Augustinian communitarianism for today. These volumes therefore restore the unity of the Hellenistic and Judaic world as found by the first Christians, proving that the self and the other are two essential pieces in the construction of our world.

On Regular Life, Freedom, Modernity, and Augustinian Communitarianism

On Regular Life, Freedom, Modernity, and Augustinian Communitarianism

Author: Guillermo M. Jodra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350303546

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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This second of a two-volume work provides a new understanding of Western subjectivity as theorized in the Augustinian Rule. A theopolitical synthesis of Antiquity, the Rule is a humble, yet extremely influential example of subjectivity production. In these volumes, Jodra argues that the Classical and Late-Ancient communitarian practices along the Mediterranean provide historical proof of a worldview in which the self and the other are not disjunctive components, but mutually inclusive forces. The Augustinian Rule is a culmination of this process and also the beginning of something new: the paradigm of the monastic self as protagonist of the new, medieval worldview. In the previous volume, Jodra gave us the Mediterranean backstory to Augustine's Rule. In this volume two, he develops his solution to socialism, through a kind of Augustinian communitarianism for today, in full. These volumes therefore restore the unity of the Hellenistic and Judaic world as found by the first Christians, proving that the self and the other are two essential pieces in the construction of our world.

Reflections on Religious Individuality

Reflections on Religious Individuality

Author: Jörg Rüpke

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110286742

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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"Did ancient religions know religious individuality? How did it work in texts and practices related to texts? The creation of texts offered opportunities to express one's own religious experience and shape one's own religious personality - within the boundaries of what is acceptable. Greek and Latin, Jewish and Christian texts from the Hellenistic period down to Late Antiquity created exemplary individuals or condemned individual deviance. This volume presents exemplary cases and analyses, which open a new field for research in the history of religion, covering ritual and literary innovations." --from back cover.

Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture

Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture

Author: John Joseph Collins

Publisher: Supplements to the Journal for

ISBN: UVA:X004751137

Category: History

Page: 246

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Annotation. "This is a collection of 12 essays, written since 1997, on themes related to Hellenistic (Greek-speaking) Judaism. They include a review essay on recent scholarship on Hellenistic Judaism, a discussion of the question of anti-Semitism in antiquity, a study of the Hellenistic reform in Jerusalem, several studies of individual texts and an essay on the circumstances that led to the first Jewish revolt against Rome."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.