The Cambridge Companion to Philo

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The Cambridge Companion to Philo

By Adam Kamesar

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The works of Philo of Alexandria, a slightly older contemporary of Jesus and Paul, constitute an essential source for the study of Judaism and the rise of Christianity. They are also of extreme importance for understanding the Greek philosophy of the time and help to explain the onset of new forms of spirituality that would dominate the following centuries. This handbook presents an account of Philo's achievements. It contains a profile of his life and times, a systematic overview of his many writings, and survey chapters of the key features of his thought, as seen from the perspectives of Judaism and Greek philosophy. The volume concludes with a section devoted to Philo's influence and significance. Composed by an international team of experts, The Cambridge Companion to Philo gives readers a sense of the state of scholarship and provides depth of vision in key areas of Philonic studies.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Religion -> Judaism

The Cambridge Companion to Philo
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 4/20/09
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139801368
ISBN 13: 9781139801362
Print ISBN: 9780521860901

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