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Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Activity and Participation in Late Antique and Early Christian Thought

Torstein Theodor Tollefsen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199605965
eISBN:
9780191738227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605965.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This book is an investigation into two basic concepts of ancient pagan and Christian thought, namely activity and participation. It shows how activity in Christian thought is connected with the topic ... More

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism

James K. Hoffmeier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199792085
eISBN:
9780190217693
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792085.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

Akhenaten is one of the most intriguing rulers of ancient Egypt, and one of the most fascinating individuals from the ancient world. His odd appearance in representations that he commissioned and his ... More

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Varhelyi (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice reappraises the diverse religious texts and practices of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, investigating the meanings and functions of sacrifice in ... More

At the Temple GatesThe Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire

Heidi Wendt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190267148
eISBN:
9780190267162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267148.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book examines evidence for varieties of self-authorized or “freelance” religious experts in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire. Whereas the figures in question tend to be studied ... More

Being Christian in Late AntiquityA Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Carol Harrison, Caroline Humfress, and Isabella Sandwell (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

What do we mean when we talk about ‘being Christian’ in Late Antiquity? This volume brings together 16 world-leading scholars of ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Greco-Roman culture and society to ... More

Brothers Estranged HeresyChristianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiguity

Brothers Estranged Heresy: Christianity and Jewish Identity in Late Antiguity

Adiel Schremer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195383775
eISBN:
9780199777280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383775.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This book seeks to reconstruct the earliest rabbinic discourse of minut (frequently understood as the Hebrew equivalent of the Christian term “heresy”), and to reassess the place that early ... More

The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

The Christian Rejection of Animal Sacrifice

Daniel C. Ullucci

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791705
eISBN:
9780199932436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791705.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Animal sacrifice is one of the most pervasive ritual actions in human history. In the ancient Mediterranean world, animal sacrifice was one of the most culturally significant religious rituals, ... More

The Chronicle of SeertChristian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq

The Chronicle of Seert: Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq

Philip Wood

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670673
eISBN:
9780191760709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670673.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Church History

This book is a study of the cultural and political history of Christian Iraq, the Church of the East, the so–called ‘Nestorians’. This history is seen through the Chronicle of Seert, a medieval ... More

The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition

The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition

Debra Scoggins Ballentine

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199370252
eISBN:
9780190226824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370252.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The divine warrior defeats the sea-god or sea-dragon to secure his throne. For over two thousand years, authors adapted this theme of divine combat in order to validate their preferred ideologies and ... More

Daughters of HecateWomen and Magic in the Ancient World

Daughters of Hecate: Women and Magic in the Ancient World

Kimberly B. Stratton and Dayna S. Kalleres (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780195342703
eISBN:
9780199387748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342703.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Religion and Literature

This volume unites research on the problem of gender and magic in three ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Greco-Roman culture. The book brings together diverse ... More

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