Das öffentliche Auftreten des Christentums im spätantiken Antiochia 978-3-16-155369-1 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Frauke Krautheim

Das öffentliche Auftreten des Christentums im spätantiken Antiochia

Eine Studie unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Agonmetaphorik in ausgewählten Märtyrerpredigten des Johannes Chrysostomos

[Christianity's Public Presence in Ancient Antioch. A Study with Particular Regard to Agon Metaphors in a Selection of John Chrysostom's Martyr Sermons.]

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Frauke Krautheim analyses the strategies John Chrysostom employed to enable Christianity to compete with existing topographical, cultural and religious realities, and thus underpin identity with the Christian faith. She pays particular attention to Chrysostom's use of Agon metaphors, a typical Hellenistic rhetorical device, in a selection of his sermons on the martyrs.
Christianity gained a foothold in Antioch during the first century and the metropolis became an important centre for the spread of Christianity, although Hellenistic elements did still shape it in the fourth century. A diverse entertainment culture set the tone in public life and ensured the cohesion of the city's heterogeneous population, as Christian preacher John Chrysostom was to find out. An astute observer of his surroundings, he chose metaphors picking up on aspects of city life to intelligibly and engagingly relay his sermons' messages. Frauke Krautheim analyses the strategies he employed to enable Christianity to compete with existing topographical, cultural and religious realities, and thus underpin identity with the Christian faith. She pays particular attention to Chrysostom's use of Agon metaphors, a typical Hellenistic rhetorical device, in a selection of his sermons on the martyrs.
Authors/Editors

Frauke Krautheim Geboren 1981; 2001–06 Studium der Theologie; 2008 Erstes Theologisches Examen; 2011–14 Vikariat in Großseelheim (Kirchenkreis Kirchhain, Evangelische Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck); 2014 Zweites Theologisches Examen; seit 2014 Pfarrerin der Evangelischen Kirche von Kurhessen-Waldeck; Repetentin der Hessischen Stipendiatenanstalt in Marburg; 2015 Promotion.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Journal of Ecclesiastical History — 70 (2019), S. 592–594 (Wendy Mayer)
In: Zeitschr.f.Antikes Christentum — 24 (2020), S. 191–196 (Silke-Petra Bergjan)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 145 (2020), S. 311–313 (Michael Wenz)