Religion in the Roman Empire

Written By James B. Rives
Religion in the Roman Empire
  • Publsiher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 12 June 2006
  • ISBN : 1405106565
  • Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book entitled Religion in the Roman Empire by author: James B. Rives which was release on 12 June 2006 and published by Wiley-Blackwell with total page 256 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole Draws on a wide range of primary material, both textual and visual, from literary works, inscriptions and monuments Offers insight into the religious world in which contemporary rabbinic Judaism and Christianity both had their origin

Religion in the Roman Empire

Religion in the Roman Empire
  • Author : James B. Rives
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 2006-06-12
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : This book provides an engaging, systematic introduction to religion in the Roman empire. Covers both mainstream Graeco-Roman religion and regional religious traditions, from Egypt to Western Europe Examines the shared assumptions and underlying dynamics that characterized religious life as a whole Draws on a wide range of primary material, both ...

Religious Competition in the Greco Roman World

Religious Competition in the Greco Roman World
  • Author : Nathaniel P. DesRosiers,Lily C. Vuong
  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Release Date : 2016-08-19
  • Total pages : 346
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : Essays that broaden the historical scope and sharpen the parameters of competitive discourses Scholars in the fields of late antique Christianity, neoplatonism, New Testament, art history, and rabbinics examine issues related to authority, identity, and change in religious and philosophical traditions of late antiquity. The specific focus of the volume ...

Empire and Religion in the Roman World

Empire and Religion in the Roman World
  • Author : Harriet I. Flower
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-30
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : The inspiration for this volume comes from the work of its dedicatee, Brent D. Shaw, who is one of the most original and wide-ranging historians of the ancient world of the last half-century and continues to open up exciting new fields for exploration. Each of the distinguished contributors has produced ...

Religious Diversity in the Graeco Roman World

Religious Diversity in the Graeco Roman World
  • Author : Dan Cohn-Sherbok,John M. Court
  • Publisher : Burns & Oates
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 237
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : This pioneering study by leading scholars in the field surveys a century of scholarship and seeks to untangle the complexities of religious interactions and conflict in the first century CE. Over the last hundred years there has been a great deal of interest in the nature of religious diversity in ...

A Companion to Roman Religion

A Companion to Roman Religion
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-04-18
  • Total pages : 542
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : A comprehensive treatment of the significant symbols and institutions of Roman religion, this companion places the various religious symbols, discourses, and practices, including Judaism and Christianity, into a larger framework to reveal the sprawling landscape of the Roman religion. An innovative introduction to Roman religion Approaches the field with a ...

Women s Religions in the Greco Roman World

Women s Religions in the Greco Roman World
  • Author : Ross Shepard Kraemer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 487
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : This excellent sourcebook contains hundrds of primary texts translated into English, expanded and revised for this new edition. Covering women's religion from the 4th century BC to the 5th century AD, it contains a wealth of material grouped thematically relating to many different types of women....

Magic in the Roman World

Magic in the Roman World
  • Author : Naomi Janowitz
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : Using in-depth examples of 'magical' practice such as exorcisms, love rites, alchemy and the transformation of humans into divine beings, this lively volume demonstrates that the word 'magic' was used widely in late antique texts as part of polemics against enemies and sometimes merely as a term for other people's ...

Pantheon

Pantheon
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Total pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : From one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, an innovative and comprehensive account of religion in the ancient Roman and Mediterranean world In this ambitious and authoritative book, Jörg Rüpke provides a comprehensive and strikingly original narrative history of ancient Roman and Mediterranean religion over more ...

The Cults of the Roman Empire

The Cults of the Roman Empire
  • Author : Robert Turcan
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 1997-01-23
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : This book is about the multiplicity of gods and religions that characterized the Roman world before Constantine. It was not the noble gods such as Jove, Apollo and Diana, who were crucial to the lives of the common people in the empire, bur gods of an altogether more earthly, earth ...

Christianity in the Greco Roman World

Christianity in the Greco Roman World
  • Author : Moyer V. Hubbard
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : Background becomes foreground in Moyer Hubbard's creative introduction to the social and historical setting for the letters of the Apostle Paul to churches in Asia Minor and Europe. Hubbard begins each major section with a brief narrative featuring a fictional character in one of the great cities of that era. ...

New Testament Christianity in the Roman World

New Testament Christianity in the Roman World
  • Author : Harry O. Maier
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-27
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : What did it mean to be a Christian in the Roman Empire? In one of the inaugural titles of Oxford's new Essentials in Biblical Studies series, Harry O. Maier considers the multilayered social contexts that shaped the authors and audiences of the New Testament. Beginning with the cosmos and the ...

The Matter of the Gods

The Matter of the Gods
  • Author : Clifford Ando
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2008-02-13
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : What did the Romans know about their gods? Why did they perform the rituals of their religion, and what motivated them to change those rituals? To these questions Clifford Ando proposes simple answers: In contrast to ancient Christians, who had faith, Romans had knowledge, and their knowledge was empirical in ...

Jews in a Graeco Roman World

Jews in a Graeco Roman World
  • Author : Martin Goodman
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 1998-12-18
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : This book contains studies of the social, cultural, and religious history of the Jews in the Graeco-Roman world. Some of the sixteen contributors are specialists in Jewish history, others in classics. They tackle from different angles the extent to which Jews in this period differed from other peoples in the ...

Isis and Sarapis in the Roman World

Isis and Sarapis in the Roman World
  • Author : Sarolta A. Takács,Sarolta A.. Takács
  • Publisher : Brill Academic Pub
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Total pages : 235
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : Through the implementation of the complex historical method, this study provides a more precise picture of the integration of the cult of Isis and of the function of Isis and Sarapis in the Rhine and Danubian provinces....

Paganism in the Roman Empire

Paganism in the Roman Empire
  • Author : Ramsay MacMullen
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1981-01-01
  • Total pages : 241
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : "MacMullen...has published several books in recent years which establish him, rightfully, as a leading social historian of the Roman Empire. The current volume exhibits many of the characteristics of its predecessors: the presentation of novel, revisionist points of view...; discrete set pieces of trenchant argument which do not necessarily ...