Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity

Authors: Endsjø, D.

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This book examines the relationship between the growth of Christianity in Greece and the belief in resurrection from the dead. It gives a clear presentation of various generally unknown aspects about traditional Greek religion, such as stories about people being made physically immortal and the Greek fascination with the flesh.

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DAG ØISTEIN ENDSJØ is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway, specializing in Greek religion and early Christianity.

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"This is a lively, highly enjoyable, scholarly, and innovative book considering the theme of Greek ideas about bodily resurrection in the light of the Gospel traditions. The author is to be commended for covering such demanding ground with such a light touch. The work will be an important addition to the literature, and should be required reading in New Testament departments, as well as being equally valuable in schools of Classics and Ancient History. This is a timely and important study. " - Rev. Dr. John Anthony McGuckin, Nielsen Professor in Late Antique and Byzantine Christian History, Union Theological Seminary, and Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies, Columbia University

"This research project is completely new and unique. In his remarkable and well-written monograph, Endsjø proposes nothing less than new general hypotheses of Greek, Jewish, and Christian eschatology and their interrelations. I am deeply impressed by the creative force of his original redefinition. With his innovative approach to analyzing the connection between Greek, Jewish, and Early Christian views on resurrection and immortality, Endsjø forces his readers to reconsider the whole issue." - Per Bilde, Aarhus University, Denmark in Numen 58 (2011)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Dilemmas of the Flesh

    Endsjø, Dag Øistein

    Pages 1-8

  • Where Do We Stand?

    Endsjø, Dag Øistein

    Pages 9-19

  • The Attraction of Immortal Flesh

    Endsjø, Dag Øistein

    Pages 21-45

  • The Possibility of Immortal Flesh

    Endsjø, Dag Øistein

    Pages 47-104

  • New Beliefs, Old Beliefs

    Endsjø, Dag Øistein

    Pages 105-120

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-38030-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Greek Resurrection Beliefs and the Success of Christianity
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Dag Øistein Endsjø
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-62256-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230622562
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61729-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38030-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 274
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