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Imagine no religion : how modern abstractions hide ancient realities

Author: Carlin A Barton; Daniel Boyarin
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

A study of ancient Latin and Greek words frequently translated religion with a view to showing how such mistranslation seriously obscures our understanding of those cultures including their Jewish  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carlin A Barton; Daniel Boyarin
ISBN: 9780823271207 082327120X 9780823271191 0823271196
OCLC Number: 958451664
Description: IX, 309 Seiten
Contents: A Note on Authorship Introduction: What You Can See When You Stop Looking for What Isn't There Religio Part I. Mapping the Word 1. Religio without "Religion" 2. The Ciceronian Turn Part II. Case Study: Tertullian 3. Preface to Tertullian 4. Segregated by a Perfect Fear 5. Segregated by a Perfect Fear. The Terrible War Band of the Anti- Emperor: The Coniuratio and the Sacramentum 6. Governed by a Perfect Fear 7. Precarious Integration. Managing the Fears of the Romans: Tertullian on Tenterhooks Threskeia Part I. Mapping the Word 8. Imagine No Threskeia: The Task of the Untranslator 9. The Threskeia of the Judaeans: Josephus and the New Testament Part II. Case Study: Josephus 10. Josephus without Judaism: Nomos, Eusebeia, Threskeia 11. A Jewish Actor in the Audience: Josephan Doublespeak 12. A Glance at the Future: Threskeia and the Lit er a ture of Apologetic, First to Third Centuries c.e. Conclusion: What You Find When You Stop Looking for What Isn't There Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index of Ancient Texts General Index
Responsibility: Carlin A. Barton and Daniel Boyarin.


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