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By Ilaria Ramelli,Judith Perkins

The authors of this quantity elucidate the extraordinary position performed through faith within the shaping and reshaping of narrative types in antiquity and past due antiquity in quite a few methods. this is often quite obvious in historical Jewish and Christian narrative, that's within the concentration of lots of the contributions, but additionally in a few 'pagan' novels resembling that of Heliodorus, that is handled to boot within the 3rd a part of the quantity, either in an illuminating comparability with Christian novels and in an inspiring rethinking of Heliodorus's relation to Neoplatonism. All of those essays, from assorted views, remove darkness from the interaction among narrative and faith, and convey how non secular matters and agendas formed narrative kinds in Judaism and early Christianity. a chain of compelling and cutting edge articles, all in keeping with clean and sometimes groundbreaking examine through eminent experts, is split into 3 huge sections: half one offers with historical Jewish narrative, and half with historic Christian narrative, specifically gospels, acts, biographies, and martyrdoms, whereas half 3 bargains a comparability with 'pagan' narrative, and particularly the non secular novel of Heliodorus, either when it comes to social views and when it comes to philosophical and non secular agendas. just like the essays amassed via Marília Futre Pinheiro, Judith Perkins, and Richard Pervo in 2013, which examine the middle position performed by way of narratives in Christian and Jewish self-fashioning within the Roman Empire, the current quantity fruitfully bridges the disciplinary hole among classical experiences and historical Jewish and Christian stories, deals new insights, and confidently opens up new paths of inquiry.

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