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Bibil Identifier bibil:245190
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Mos Christianorum
Title (English, ) The Roman Discourse of Exemplarity and the Jewish and Christian Language of Leadership
Author Petitfils, James
Series Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum (Volume: 99)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 35460
Place 23 "00/07"
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-153904-6
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
290 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract The preferred moral curriculum of a Roman education abounded with exemplary stories of Rome's native heroes. To inculcate conceptions of virtuous leadership, politicians and populace alike deployed exempla as rhetorical vehicles of the mos maiorum (way of the ancestors). James Petitfils explores Jewish and Christian participation in this widespread pedagogical practice. After surveying Roman discourse on exemplary leadership, the author consults several texts, written in significantly Romanized environments, celebrating Jewish or Christian ancestral leaders (Josephus' Antiquities 2–4, Philo's Mosis 1–2, 1 Clement , and The Letter of the Churches of Vienne and Lyons ). He highlights their respective appropriation, adaptation, and redeployment of the Roman moral idiom on exemplary leadership in the promotion of self-consciously non-Roman ancestral exempla and languages of leadership.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Ethics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Rhetoric
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Relation with or Attitude toward Paganism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Moses
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Josephus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Letters of Clement : 1 Clement
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Martyrdom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature
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