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Heavenly realms and earthly realities in late antique religions

Author: Raʻanan S Boustan; Annette Yoshiko Reed
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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The idea of heaven held a special place in the late antique imagination, not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in the Greco-Roman religious, philosophical, scientific and 'magical'  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Comparative studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raʻanan S Boustan; Annette Yoshiko Reed
ISBN: 9780521121774 0521121779
OCLC Number: 428776493
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Description: xiii, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: 'In Heaven as it is on Earth' / Ra'anan S. Bouston, Annette Yoshiko Reed --
The bridge and the ladder: narrow passages in late antique visions / Fritz Graf --
'Heavenly Steps': Manilius 4.119-121 and its background / Katharina Volk --
Heavenly ascent, angelic descent, and the transmission of knowledge in 1 Enoch 6-16 / Annette Yoshiko Reed --
'Connecting Heaven and Earth': the function of the hymns in Revelation 4-5 / Gottfried Schimanowski --
Working overtime in afterlife, or, no rest for the virtuous / Sarah Iles Johnson --
Earthly sacrifice and heavenly incense: the law of the priesthood in Aramaic Levi and Jubilees / Martha Himmelfarb --
Who's on the throne? Revelation in the long year / John W. Marshall --
The earthly monastery and the transformation of the heavenly city in late antique Egypt / Kirsti B. Copeland --
Contextualizing heaven in third-century North Africa / Jan N. Bremmer --
Bringing the heavenly academy down to earth: approaches to the imagery of divine pedagogy in the East-Syrian tradition / Adam H. Becker --
Angels in the architecture: temple art and the poetics of praise in the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice / Ra'anan S. Bouston --
The collapse of celestial and chthonic realms in a late antique 'Appollonian Invocation' (PGM I 262-347) / Christopher A. Faraone --
In heaven as it is in hell: the cosmology of Seder Rabbah di-Bereshit / Peter Schäfer --
The faces of the moon: cosmology, genesis and the Mithras Liturgy / Radcliffe G. Edmonds III --
'O Paradoxical Fusion!': Gregory of Nazianzus on baptism and cosmology (Orations 38-40) / Susanna Elm.
Responsibility: edited by Ra'anan S. Boustan and Annette Yoshiko Reed.


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