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The religious context of early Christianity : a guide to Graeco-Roman religions

Author: Hans-Josef Klauck
Publisher: Edinburgh : T & T Clark, 2003.
Series: Studies of the New Testament and its world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a comprehensive guide to the world of religion in the Graeco-Roman environment of early Christianity. The volume paints a carefully nuanced portrait of the Christians' religious context.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Josef Klauck
ISBN: 0567089436 9780567089434
OCLC Number: 51568121
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 544 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction - Daily life and Liminal Experiences: Civic and Domestic Religion - The Fascination of the Mysterious: The Mystery Cults - Popular Belief: A Panorama - Astrology, Soothsaying, Miracles, Magic - Divinised Human Beings: The Cult of Rulers and Emperors - V. In search of Happiness: Philosophy and Religion - Return to the Divine Origin: The Gnostic Transformation; 1. Preface; Introduction; 1. The broader task; 2. An earlier programme; 3. Elements from social theory; 4. Biblical paradigms; I. Daily life and Liminal Experiences: Civic and Domestic Religion; 1. The Sacrificial cult; 2. The associations; 3. Religio domestica; 4. The cult of the dead; II. The Fascination of the Mysterious: The Mystery Cults; 5. Approaching the phenomenon; 6. The mysteries of Eleusis; 7. The cult and mysteries of Dionysus; 8. The cult of Attis; 9. The cult of Isis; 10. The mysteries of Mithras; 11. Evaluation; III Popular Belief: A Panorama - Astrology, Soothsaying, Miracles, Magic; 12. Miracles of Healing; 13. Foretelling the future and interpreting signs; 14. Magic; 15. Astrology; IV Divinised Human Beings: The Cult of Rulers and Emperors; 16. The Hellenistic cult of rulers; 17. The Roman imperial cult
Series Title: Studies of the New Testament and its world.
Other Titles: Religiöse Umwelt des Urchristentums.
Responsibility: Hans-Josef Klauck ; translated by Brian McNeil.

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