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Ausgabe:

Januar/2014

Spalte:

79–80

Kategorie:

Kirchengeschichte: Alte Kirche, Christliche Archäologie

Autor/Hrsg.:

Pietzner, Katrin

Titel/Untertitel:

Bildung, Elite und Konkurrenz. Heiden und Christen vor der Zeit Constantins.

Verlag:

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2013. IX, 479 S. = Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum, 77. Kart. EUR 89,00. ISBN 978-3-16-149624-0.

Rezensent:

Catherine Hezser

This book by Katrin Pietzner is the revised version of a doctoral thesis submitted to the Humboldt University in Berlin ten years ago. It is an attempt to understand and explain the phenomenon of stigmatization of second- and third-century Christians by pagan intellectuals who claimed that Christians were socially inferior and unlearned. Christian apologists tried to counter these allegations by presenting themselves as philosophers familiar with the educational standards of their time. By focusing on Minucius Felix and Origen P. argues that Christian intellectuals before Constantine employed philosophical argumentation to defeat their pagan op­ponents on their own terms and to provide their educated fellow-Christians with arguments to defend themselves. The apologists’ appropriation ...


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