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Ancient religions

Author: Sarah Iles Johnston
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : TheBelknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, travelled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean. New gods encountered in foreign lands by merchants and conquerors were often taken home to be adapted and adopted. This collection of essays offers a comparative perspective on this complex spiritual world.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Iles Johnston
ISBN: 9780674025486 0674025482
OCLC Number: 123767062
Description: xi, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Encountering ancient religions. What is ancient Mediterranean religion? / Fritz Graf --
Monotheism and polytheism / Jan Assmann --
Ritual / Jan Bremmer --
Myth / Fritz Graf --
Cosmology: time and history / John J. Collins --
Pollution, sin, atonement, salvation / Harold W. Attridge --
Law and ethics / Eckart Otto --
Mysteries / Sarah Iles Johnston --
Religions in contact / John Scheid --
Writing and religion / Mary Beard --
Magic / Sarah Iles Johnston. Histories. Egypt / Jan Assmann and David Frankfurter --
Mesopotamia / Paul-Alain Beaulieu --
Syria and Canaan / David P. Wright --
Israel / John J. Collins --
Anatolia: Hittites / David P. Wright --
Iran / William Malandra and Michael Stausberg --
Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations / Nanno Marinatos --
Greece / Jon Mikalson --
Etruria / Olivier de Cazanove --
Rome / John North --
Early Christianity / Harold W. Attridge --
Epilogue / Bruce Lincoln.
Responsibility: Sarah Iles Johnston, general editor.

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