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From Death to Life

Conversion in Joseph and Aseneth

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From Death to Life by Randall D. Chesnutt
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This monograph, the first in English on any aspect of Joseph and Aseneth, examines Aseneth's conversion as narrated in this important but neglected apocryphal Jewish romance. An extensive history of research on Joseph and Aseneth and an analysis of key issues such as text, original language, character, provenance, date, and genre, precede and inform the study of conversion. The story of Aseneth's conversion has too often been understood on the basis of premature and superficial comparisons with other paradigms of conversion and initiation in the Hellenistic world. As a corrective, Chesnutt assigns priority to descriptive over comparative analysis. He draws comparisons and contrasts with other models of conversion and initiation only after he has carefully examined Aseneth's conversion in its own right within the literary context of Joseph and Aseneth and the social context which the document itself reflects. The attention not only to conversion but also to much broader social and religious dimensions of Judaism in antiquity makes this book important for specialists in Christian origins, Greco-Roman religions, women's studies, and patristics, as well as the history of Judaism

Author Biography

Randall D. Chesnutt is Associate Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.
Release date NZ
January 1st, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
16th ed.
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Sheffield Academic Press
Pages
312
Dimensions
140x216x20
ISBN-13
9781850755166
Product ID
3073877

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