The Religious Context Of Early Christianity

The Religious Context Of Early Christianity

by Hans Josef Klauck
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800635930

ISBN-13: 9780800635930

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Klauck's is a uniquely well-informed and comprehensive guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman environment of early Christianity. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, his volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians' religious context. Besides describing ordinary domestic and civic religion and popular belief (including astrology,…  See more details below

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Klauck's is a uniquely well-informed and comprehensive guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman environment of early Christianity. Drawing on the most up-to-date scholarship, his volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians' religious context. Besides describing ordinary domestic and civic religion and popular belief (including astrology, divination and "magic"), there is extended discussion of mystery cults, ruler and emperor cults, the religious dimensions of philosophy, and Gnosticism. An authoritative work, Klauck's will become a new standard for reference and teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800635930
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Daily Life and Liminal Experiences: Civic and Domestic Religion
Fascination of the Mysterious: The Mystery Cults
Popular Belief: A Panorama-Astrology, Soothsaying, Miracles, Magic
Divinized Human Beings: The Cult of Rulers and Emperors
In Search of Happiness: Philosophy and Religion
Return to the Divine Origin: The Gnostic Transformation

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