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Myths, martyrs, and modernity : studies in the history of religions in honour of Jan N. Bremmer

Author: Jan N Bremmer; Jitse H F Dijkstra; J E A Kroesen; Y Kuiper
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Studies in the history of religions, 127.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume in honour of Jan N. Bremmer consists of a variety of contributions offering a broad spectrum of original ideas and innovative approaches in the history of religions both past and present,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Bibliographie
Biographie
Myths
History
Named Person: Jan N Bremmer; Jan Nicolaas Bremmer; Jan N Bremmer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jan N Bremmer; Jitse H F Dijkstra; J E A Kroesen; Y Kuiper
ISBN: 9789004180895 9004180893
OCLC Number: 461632098
Description: lvi, 701 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Greek and Roman religion. The Calydonian boar / Martin West. Lesbian Sappho revisited / André Lardinois. The significance (or insignificance) of blackness in mythological names / Richard Buxton. The creativity of disaster / Sarah Iles Johnston. Untimely death for the young girl : etiological foundations and initiation practices in classical Athens / Claude Calame. The so-called envy of the gods : revisiting a dogma of ancient Greek religion / Lautario Roig Lanzilotta. Earthquakes and the gods : reflections on Graeco-Roman responses to catastrophic events / Fritz Graf. Oracles and Greek mentalities : the mantic confirmation of mantic revelations / Pierre Bonnechere. Pharaian kledomancy / Kenneth Lapatin. A Socratic leaf charm for headache (Charmides 155b-157c), Orphic gold leaves, and the ancient Greek tradition of leaf amulets / Christopher A. Faraone. Callimachus' sacrifice to Apollo (fragment 1.21-24) / Ruurd R. Nauta. Women's affairs? : on a group of Attic votive reliefs with unusual decoration / Anja Klöckner. New problems in Athenian religion : the 'sacred law' from Aixone / Robert Parker. Contracting caterers on Keos / Peter van Minnen. Mnasistratos, the 'hierophant' at Andania (IG 5.1.1390 and Syll.³ 735) / Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge. Pictures from an execution / Nicholas Horsfall. Magian lessons in natural history : unique animals in Graeco-Roman natural magic / Richard Gordon. Pliny : the piety of a persecutor / Walter Ameling. Religio versus religion / Giovanni Casadio --
Judaism and early Christianity. Scribal practices in the Aramaic literary texts from Qumran / Florentino García Martínez. The greatest translation of all time : the cultural importance of the Septuagint / Jack Miles. The reception of Daniel 3 and 6 and the Maccabean martyrdoms in Hebrews 11:33-38 / Jan Willem van Henten. Without God : some notes on a Greek expression / Pieter W. van der Horst. Is early Christianity a religion or a philosophy? : reflections on the importance of 'knowledge' and 'truth' in the letters of Paul and Peter / George H. van Kooten. Rationales for the adoption of Christianity / Ken Dowden. Rewriting and textual fluidity in antiquity : exploring the socio-cultural and psychological context of earliest Christian literacy / István Czachesz. Thomas in Edessa? : another look at the original setting of the Gospel of Thomas / Pierluigi Piovanelli. Orphics and Gnostics / Einar Thomassen. Recognizing demons / Jan den Boeft. Alternative uses of garments in the Graeco-Roman world / Ton Hilhorst. Athens or Jerusalem? : from eschatological hopes to cultural memory / Guy G. Stroumsa. History of religion and modernity. The gospel of Kauṇḍinya : the descent of God in Gujarat and the practice of imitating God / Hans Bakker. From alien to familiar : Christ in language and law of medieval Frisia / Rolf H. Bremmer Jr. The Platonic frenzies in Marsilio Ficino / Wouter J. Hanegraaff. Living well and living on : martyrdom and the Imago vitae in the early modern age / Christoph Auffarth. Religious knowledge and the origins of modernity / Lynn Hunt, Margaret Jacob, and Wijnand Mijnhardt. Si vis me flere--
: on preachers, passions and pathos in eighteenth-century Europe / Herman Roodenburg. On Monte Verità : myth and modernity in the Lebensreform movement / Yme Kuiper. For the sake of the community : two scripts of martyrdom operations among Muslims / Hans G. Kippenberg. Rewriting the book of nature : Kabbalah and the metaphors of contemporary life-sciences / Kocku von Stuckrad.
Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 127.
Responsibility: edited by Jitse Dijkstra, Justin Kroesen, and Yme Kuiper.

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