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Author MacDonald, Dennis Ronald, 1946-

Title Christianizing Homer : the Odyssey, Plato, and the Acts of Andrew / Dennis Ronald MacDonald
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 352 pages)
Contents ch. 1. Homer in the early church -- ch. 2. Iliad -- ch. 3. Nekyia -- ch. 4. Nostos -- ch. 5. Back in Achaea -- ch. 6. Recognitions -- ch. 7. Slaying the suitor -- ch. 8. Postscript
Summary This study focuses on the apocryphal "Acts of Andrew" (200 AD), which purport to tell the story of the travels, miracles and martyrdom of the apostle Andrew. Breaking with tradition that concludes the Acts came from scripture, the author investigates classical literature to find the sources
Analysis Hypertextual transvaluation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Homer. Odyssey.
Plato -- Influence.
Socrates -- Influence.
Acts of Andrew -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Apologetics -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Mythology, Greek -- Controversial literature.
Genre/Form Controversial literature.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 93005653
ISBN 0195087224
1429405856 (electronic bk.)
9781429405850 (electronic bk.)