Sunday, September 20, 2020

Review of Goulet-Cazé, Cynicism and Christianity in antiquity

BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Cynicism and Christianity in antiquity.
Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé, Cynicism and Christianity in antiquity. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans Publishing, 2019. xvii, 278 p.. ISBN9780802875556 $75.00.

Review by
Etienne Helmer, University of Puerto Rico.

This English version of Dr. Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé’s French book[1] is a scholarly monument on the complex relationships between Cynicism and Christianity—and Judaism as well—in Antiquity. It aims at determining the possible impact of Cynicism on Christianity since the early Jesus movement, as one of its earliest literary artifacts known as the Q Gospel source—a hypothetical collection of alleged Jesus’s sayings assembled after his death—as well as apparent close similarities in their ways of life. ...

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