Religion in the Roman Empire / Edition 1

Religion in the Roman Empire / Edition 1

by James B. Rives
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405106565

ISBN-13: 9781405106566

Pub. Date: 06/28/2006

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106566
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Blackwell Ancient Religions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
903,586
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

List of Maps.

List of Text Boxes.

Acknowledgments.

Maps.

Introduction.

1. Identifying ‘Religion’ in the Graeco-Roman Tradition.

2. Regional Religious Traditions of the Empire.

3. The Presence of the Gods.

4. Religion and Community.

5. Religion and Empire.

6. Religious Options.

7. Roman Religious Policy.

Epilogue: Religious Change in the Roman Empire.

Glossary of Major Deities.

Glossary of Authors and Texts.

References.

Index

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