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Theodoret, De Graecarum affectionum curatione: Heilung der griechischen Krankheiten
Scholten, Clemens

Leiden: Brill, 2015 pp. xxiv + 825. $293.00

Series Information
Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 126


Description: The treatise ďDe Graecarum affectionum curationeĒ (Therapeia of the Greek Maladies) is considered a highlight of Christian apologetic literature. Bishop Theodoret of Cyrrhus(ca AD 393 - ca AD 460) disputes the prejudice that the Christian faith was incompatible with classical education and civilization. He shows the integrating ability of globally aligned Christianity to establish peaceful local communities. The Greek tradition itself demonstrates the truth of Christianity. The text is placed in the context of Theodoretís life and works. Its literary character, place in Christian apologetics, sources, cultural and historical context, and the possibility that Syrian Antioch was its place of origin are all examined. The present edition contains the critical text by Raeder and a German translation with notes.

Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Greek, Historical Approaches, History, Other History

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Review by Jonathan Douglas Hicks
Published 6/28/2018
Citation: Jonathan Douglas Hicks, review of Clemens Scholten, Theodoret, De Graecarum affectionum curatione: Heilung der griechischen Krankheiten, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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