Philo"s Jewish identity

  • 158 Pages
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  • English
Scholars Press , Atlanta, Ga
Philo, of Alexandria., Judaism -- History -- 586 B.C.-210 A.D., Judaism -- Apologetic works -- History and criti
Statementby Alan Mendelson.
SeriesBrown Judaic studies ;, no. 161
LC ClassificationsB689.Z7 M46 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 158 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2055431M
ISBN 101555403077
LC Control Number88033719

This book is the first systematic enquiry into the ways Philo saw himself as a Jew and perceived of Jewish culture in the multi-ethnic environment of first century Alexandria. Applying the theories of ethnicity and culture developed by Frederik Barth and Clifford Geertz, the book gives emphasis to the nature and dynamics of social constructs which shaped Philo's Philos Jewish identity book and religion.

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