A Kiss, a Dare and a Boat Called Promise by Fiona Foden

By Fiona Foden

A humorous, touching tale approximately existence adjustments, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her entire lifestyles. She reveals it more straightforward to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to live to tell the tale dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...

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A Commentary 140 the as this is t h e b e h a v i o u r e x p e c t e d o f t h e G o o d ( S V T P 8: Leiden: Brill, 1985) 2 7 8 - 8 0 . See Karl H e i n r i c h Rengstorf, A Complete Concordance to Flavius Josephus, vol. IV (Leiden: Brill, 1983) 3 0 3 - 3 0 7 . 141 For Paul's use of friendship topoi in Galatians, see H a n s D i e t e r Betz, Galatians ( H e r - meneia; Philadelphia: Fortress, 1979) 2 2 0 - 3 7 . Hans-Josef Klauck ("Kirche als F r e u n d e s gemeinschaft? A u f Spurensuche i m N e u e n T e s t a m e n t " MTZ 4 2 [1991] 10) has noticed t h e t h e m e of dying for one's friend in R o m 5:6-8, although h e thinks that Paul has al­ tered this b y claiming that Christ died even for sinners and t h e ungodly.

1 4 6 E a r l y C h r i s t i a n n o n - b i b l i c a l l i t e r a t u r e also displays a h i g h r e g a r d for t h e virtues associated w i t h friendship, a l t h o u g h d u r i n g t h e fourth c e n ­ t u r y a n d l a t e r , s o m e C h r i s t i a n s t e n d e d t o a v o i d t h e classical w o r d s for friendship, a n d amicitia, i n f a v o u r o f a y a ^ a n d caritas. Despite t h i s d e c l i n e o f classical w o r d s f o r f r i e n d s h i p , aspects o f G r e e k n o t i o n s o f f r i e n d s h i p still surface a m o n g C h r i s t i a n w r i t e r s , b u t t h e y a r e s o m e t i m e s m a d e secondary to Christian ideas.

T h e h a p p y p e r s o n , t h e n , m u s t b e a v i r t u o u s p e r s o n for w h o m all o t h e r t h i n g s , i n c l u d i n g h e a l t h , b e a u t y , w e a l t h , f a m e e t c . a r e a m a t t e r o f 90 H o c k ("An Extraordinary Friend, "148-57) details all o f these aspects o f P o l y c h a r - mus's friendship w i t h Chaereas. 91 92 H o c k , " A n Extraordinary F r i e n d , " 156. Chaer. 12; H o c k , " A n Extraordinary F r i e n d , " 155. 93 Epicurus, Sent. Vat.

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