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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (c)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 3/3/18) Methodology To support the case for Luke’s evocation of Dionysus, I shall utilize MacDonald’s criteria for determining mimesis, or an author’s intentional evocation of other texts. To strengthen the argument for a text’s dependence on an … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (b)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 7/01/17) Dionysus in Acts Scholars have previously discussed the Dionysiac presence in Acts, which is particularly tied to Euripides’ Bacchae. Otto Weinreich argues that Acts is directly dependent on the text of the Bacchae, 19 and other … Continue reading

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EPIPHANEIA & THEOPHANEIA or DIONYSUS&JESUS (a)

“HEALING STEPS”: JESUS’ DIONYSIAC TOUR IN LUKE INTRODUCTION In both redaction and use of special material, Luke presents Jesus as a new andimproved Dionysus. Luke’s correlation of the two divinities is an apologia designed toreassure Christians and potential converts that … Continue reading

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