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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher James Clarke
Publication date December 25, 2014
Pages 184
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780227174494
ISBN-10 0227174496
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $45.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Jean Daniélou’s ‘Philo of Alexandria’ illuminates the life and work of a key figure in the history of religious thought. Philo of Alexandria was a first-century Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who was born into a wealthy and prominent family in Alexandria, in the Roman province of Egypt. Educated in both Jewish culture and Greek philosophy, Philo believed that literal interpretations of the Hebrew Bible would distort the Jewish people’s perceptions of a God too complex to be understood in literal, human terms. He became one of the first religious thinkers to initiate a strong allegorical reading of Scripture. Jean Daniélou places Philo’s writing in context, detailing the remarkable events of the philosopher’s life, including a diplomatic mission to present himself before the Roman Emperor Caligula on behalf of the persecuted Jews of Alexandria. James Colbert’s English translation provides a highly accessible introduction to this important figure, a pioneer of biblical commentary whose work has had a lasting influence on Christian theology. It is essential reading for those interested in patristics, exegesis, or the history of religious and philosophical thought.

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Hardcover
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With Jean Danielou | from Gardners Books (June 25, 2014)
9781498205504 | details & prices | 204 pages | List price $39.55
Paperback
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With Jean Danielou | from James Clarke (December 25, 2014)
9780227174494 | details & prices | 184 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Jean Daniélou’s ‘Philo of Alexandria’ illuminates the life and work of a key figure in the history of religious thought.
With Jean Danielou | from Wipf & Stock Pub (June 25, 2014)
9781625644299 | details & prices | 184 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $23.00

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