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Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity

Author: Leif E Vaage; Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2006.
Series: Studies in Christianity and Judaism, 18.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Religious Rivalries in the Early Roman Empire and the Rise of Christianity discusses the diverse cultural destinies of early Christianity, early Judaism, and other ancient religious groups as a question of social rivalry. The book is divided into three main sections. The first section debates the degree to which the category of rivalry adequately names the issue(s) that must be addressed when comparing and  Read more...
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Religious rivalries in the early Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity.
Waterloo, Ont. : Published for the Canadian Corp. for Studies in Religion/Corporation canadienne des Sciences religieuses by Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)63194775
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leif E Vaage; Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion.
ISBN: 1423785614 9781423785613 9780889205369 0889205361
OCLC Number: 244764482
Notes: Includes indexes.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 324 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ancient religious rivalries and the struggle for success: Christians, Jews, and others in the early Roman Empire / Leif E. Vaage --
Declining polis? Religious rivalries in ancient civic context / Philip A. Harland --
Rivalry and defection / Stephen G. Wilson --
Is the pagan fair fairly dangerous? Jewish-pagan relations in antiquity / Reena Basser --
My rival, my fellow: conceptual and methodological prolegomena to mapping inter-religious relations in 2nd- and 3rd-century CE Levantine society using the evidence of early rabbinic texts / Jack N. Lightstone --
"The field God has assigned": geography and mission in Paul / Terence L. Donaldson --
Contra Apionem in social and literary context: an invitation to Judean philosophy / Steve Mason --
On becoming a Mithraist: new evidence for the propagation of the mysteries / Roger Beck --
Rodney Stark and "the mission to the Jews" / Adele Reinhartz --
"Look how they love one another": early Christian and pagan care for the sick and other charity / Steven C. Muir --
Religious market of the Roman Empire: Rodney Stark and Christianity's pagan competition / Roger Beck --
Why Christianity succeeded (in) the Roman Empire / Leif E. Vaage.
Series Title: Studies in Christianity and Judaism, 18.
Responsibility: Leif E. Vaage, editor.
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Takes a look at the religious dimension of life in one Roman city Caesarea Maritima, on the Mediterranean coast of Judea. This volume studies religious groups as part of the dynamic process of social  Read more...

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