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
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Religion in the Roman Empire written by James B. Rives which was release on 12 June 2006, this book published by Wiley-Blackwell. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 ...

Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World

Grammar and Christianity in the Late Roman World
  • Author : Catherine M. Chin
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12
  • Total pages : 280
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : Between the years 350 and 500 a large body of Latin artes grammaticae emerged, educational texts outlining the study of Latin grammar and attempting a systematic discussion of correct Latin usage. These texts—the most complete of which are attributed to Donatus, Charisius, Servius, Diomedes, Pompeius, and Priscian—have long been studied ...

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 ...

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....

Political Religions in the Greco Roman World

Political Religions in the Greco Roman World
  • Author : Elias Koulakiotis,Charlotte Dunn
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-04
  • Total pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : Until the 1980s, historical treatments of ancient religion focused mainly on myth, cult and ritual as a way to interpret the mental structures or primary emotions of ancient peoples, but, in the last few decades, a “political turn” in the study of religion has taken hold. This volume serves to ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

A Companion to Roman Religion

A Companion to Roman Religion
  • Author : Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-03-25
  • Total pages : 576
  • 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 ...

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 ...

Memory and Religious Experience in the Greco Roman World

Memory and Religious Experience in the Greco Roman World
  • Author : Nicola Cusumano,Valentino Gasparini,Attilio Mastrocinque,Jörg Rüpke
  • Publisher : Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 223
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : The concepts of memory and experience have stimulated interest in a wide range of recent cultural studies. In the history of scholarship on religion in Mediterranean antiquity, scholars have focused on the emotional dimension of both terms by employing the concepts of 'Christianity' and its derivative, 'oriental religion'. Only recently ...

Romans Barbarians and the Transformation of the Roman World

Romans  Barbarians  and the Transformation of the Roman World
  • Author : Ralph W. Mathisen,Danuta Shanzer
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 378
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration and impact of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious and political Mediterranean world. This was the theme of the 2005 Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity Conference at the University ...

The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire

The Religion of Senators in the Roman Empire
  • Author : Zsuzsanna Várhelyi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-04-22
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1405106565
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Summary : This book examines the connection between political and religious power in the pagan Roman Empire through a study of senatorial religion. Presenting a new collection of historical, epigraphic, prosopographic and material evidence, it argues that as Augustus turned to religion to legitimize his powers, senators in turn also came to ...

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....