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.
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