The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions

The Religious Context of Early Christianity: A Guide to Graeco-Roman Religions

by Hans-Josef Klauck

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ISBN-13: 9780567089434
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/01/2003
Series: Studies of the New Testament and Its World Series
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Hans-Josef Klauck is Professor of New Testament Exegesis, University of Munich, Germany.

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Daily life and Liminal Experiences: Civic and Domestic Religion
II. The Fascination of the Mysterious: Th e Mystery Cults
III. Popular Belief: A Panorama - Astrology, Soothsaying, Miracles, Magic
IV. Divinised Human Beings: The Cult of Rulers and Emperors
V. In search of Happiness: Philosophy and Religion
VI. Return to the Divine Origin: TheGnostic Transformation

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