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By Oxford University Press
ean: 9780190274092, isbn: 9780190274092,
Recent scholarship on ancient Judaism, finding only scattered references to messiahs in Hellenistic- and Roman-period texts, has generally concluded that the word ''messiah'' did not mean anything determinate in antiquity. Meanwhile, interpreters of Paul, faced with his several hundred uses of the Greek word for ''messiah,'' have concluded that christos in Paul does not bear its conventional sense. Against this curious consensus, Matthew V. Novenson argues in Christ among the Messiahs that all
By Lehigh University Press
ean: 9781611460650, isbn: 1611460654,
Annie Dillard and the Word Made Flesh engages two of Dillard’s most defining characteristics: her belief in the power of language and her Christian faith. As a writer, Dillard particularly identifies with Christ’s designation as the Word. This incarnational concept of language has four distinct aspects. First, because of her belief in the incarnate Word, Dillard believes that the incarnate world speaks a spiritual language. Second, just as Christ physically embodied the spiritual, Dillard